"Adaptation: Animation, Comics and Literature"

Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film /Literaturhaus Stuttgart, Thursday, April 24, 2014

Conference Chair:

Associate Prof. Hannes Rall
, Nanyang Technological University

Conference Co-Chair:
Prof. Dr. Susanne Marschall, Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen

Conference venue:

Literaturhaus Stuttgart, Breitscheidstr. 4, 70174 Stuttgart (Bosch Areal)

A one-day academic symposium held at the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2014 in collaboration with the Society of Animation Studies, the School of Art, Design and Media at Nanyang Technological University Singapore, the Institute of Media Studies at Eberhard Karls University Tuebingen, the AG Animation and the Literaturhaus Stuttgart.



Comic characters and stories serve as source material for major Hollywood blockbusters. Films are accompanied by comic adaptations and/or novelizations. Very often films are being promoted in a trans-media campaign, which includes prequels, sequels and side projects in the form of animation, comics or books.

There is also a rich history of adaptations of classic and contemporary literature for independent animated short films or animated feature films. The rapidly growing graphic novel field also provides an abundance of examples of literature adaptations.


Here you can find the program schedule of the sympsium with abstracts

Accepted speakers as well as visitors of the symposium will need to get an accreditation for professionals at the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film 2014.

This will allow full access to the symposium as well as to the complete program of Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film.


Separate tickets for the conference only are also available at the conference box office (Literaturhaus) at the day of the event itself (box office open from 9 to 24th April, 2014):

Half day-ticket: 15,- Euro

Full day-Ticket: 25,- Euro


Additional information for invited speakers