GSFC Annual Film Symposium: The Postman Always Rings Twice - A History of Textual Obsession

Friday, April 8, 2016 - 8:30am
St. Mary's Hall

The Graduate School Field Committee and the Undergraduate Program in Film Studies invites you to a conference dedicated to the cinematic adaptations and remakes - the insistence and influence in cinema - of James M. Cain's novel The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934). The conference will gather specialists of film, literature, and comparative media and will focus on the various versions of The Postman story in order to explore the reasons this story has so often been turned into a "textual opportunity" for filmmakers, writers, and critics in a diverse set of geographical locations. Can The Postman be understood as one of the emblematic texts of the twentieth century? If that is the case, what are the reasons for its status? Does The Postman carry a significance also for our own contemporary situation?

This event is free and open to the public.