Adaptation in Contemporary Culture: Textual Infidelities (Paperback)Rachel Carroll (editor)
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 226
Weight: 324 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 12 mm
- Julie Sanders, Professor of English Literature and Drama, University of Nottingham, UK
"This collection takes an original approach to, and provides a thorough coverage of, themes that have caught the attention of adaptation scholars in recent years. The contributors demonstrate how adapted texts and intertexts are mediations of history and cultural memory. They sample the 'signature' dishes of literary and screen authors and explain why and how they have been served up for consumption in various forms across a proliferating range of media sites. They share with us the individual and collective pleasures and frustrations of being a fan. In their hands, adaptation becomes a defining act in the production and consumption of postmodern culture."
- Dr. Gillian Allard, Head of Centre for Research and Enterprise in Creative & Cultural Industries, Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries, University of Glamorgan, UK
"Scholars of English literature, drama, film, and other media consider the adaptation of a work of literature as a translation and interpretation, which is a cultural practice that exemplifies key trends in postmodern culture. The themes are remaking fidelity, after-images, reproducing the past, and afterlives. Among specific topics are stage adaptation and the problem of presence; Charlotte's website: media transformation and the intertextual web of children's culture; the 2005 Bleak House as an example of historicizing the classic novel; and Jane Austen, adaptation, and celebrity."-Eithne O'Leyne, BOOK NEWS, Inc.
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