Trumpet Blowing

After a pretty cack day last Friday, I was really cheered up when a colleague sent me a link to a review of a conference I presented at last year, published by Scope: The Online Journal of Film and Television Studies. Please excuse this exercise in trumpet blowing, but of the panel I presented alongside Melanie Waters and Rosie White, Scope said:

A diverse panel explored the queered spaces and liminal practices of American television. Andrew T. Smith (University of Sunderland) began with an engrossing exploration of the career of TV scriptwriter Rod Sterling, creator of the Twilight Zone (1959-1964, CBS). Having identified a gap in television to film adaptation studies, that is the process of self-adaptation,Smith explored Sterling’s reflections on his own work through the process of adapting his own scripts.

Now I have to take some points away from the authors of this review for referring to Rod Serling as Sterling, but I’d say that’s a decent result! The whole conference report is available HERE.


2 Responses to “Trumpet Blowing”

  1. Interesting to read that bit about a “gap in television to film adaptation studies, that is the process of self-adaptation”. I am also looking at self-adaptation, but in the work of Ray Bradbury – who has re-worked nearly every piece of his work in different media. This includes, of course, his Twilight Zone episode “I Sing the Body Electric”, which began life as a TZ script and only later became a short story.

    – Phil

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