FARMINGTON — A two-day international conference, “Adaptations in the Arts: Theory and Practice,” hosted by the University of Maine at Farmington, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 28, and 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, April 29, in the Emery Community Arts Center on the UMF campus. All events are free and open to the public.

Co-sponsored by UMF and the Université du Maine in Le Mans, France, the conference will feature presentations on the theory and practice of adaptation throughout the arts, including literature, film, music, theatre and the visual arts.

Truly international in scope, the conference includes scholars from South Africa, Canada, and multiple universities in France and the U.S. genres considered will range from classical texts (translations of Catullus) to contemporary biopics. Areas of particular focus will include adaptation in film and the visual arts, translation and cross-cultural adaptation and the impact of history and ideology on acts of adaptation.

The conference is the fifth in a series of scholarly meetings co-sponsored by UMF and its partners at the Université du Maine.

Support is provided from the Maine Humanities Council, the UMF Provost’s Office and the UMF Division of Humanities.

For more information, contact Daniel Gunn, UMF professor of English, at [email protected] or 778-7422.