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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Screen Adaptation

Impure Cinema

ISBN 9781403985491
Publication Date July 2010
Formats Hardcover Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

Adaptation studies have historically been neglected in both the English and Film Studies curricula. Reflecting on this, Screen Adaptation celebrates its emergence in the late 20th and 21st centuries and explores the varieties of approaches and debates within the field. Examples include J.K.Rowling, Shakespeare and Jane Austen.

DEBORAH CARTMELL is Reader in English at De Montfort University, UK. She is editor of the journals Shakespeare and Adaptation and has published widely on film adaptations of literary classics.

IMELDA WHELEHAN is Professor of English and Women's Studies at De Montfort University, UK. She is the author of Modern Feminist Thought, Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones' Diary and The Feminist Bestseller. She is co-editor of the journal Adaptation and has published widely on adaptation studies.

Adaptations: Theories, Interpretations and the New Dilemmas
Film on Literature: Film as the New Shakespeare
Literature on Film: Writers on Adaptations in the Early Twentieth Century
Authorial Suicide: Adaptation as Appropriation in Peter Pan
Beyond Fidelity: Transtextual Approaches
Generic Adaptations: Genre, Hollywood, Shakespeare, Austen
A Simple Twist? The Gentrification of Nineteenth Century Fiction
Les Liaisons Dangereuses: Letters on Screen
Conclusion: Impure Cinema Another Apology for Adaptations


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