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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Screen Adaptation

Impure Cinema

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

Adaptation studies has 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 methodologies and debates within the field. Drawing on approaches from genre studies to transtexuality to cultural materialism, the book examines adaptations of both popular and canonical writers, including William Shakespeare, Jane Austen and J.K.Rowling.

Original and provocative, this book will spark new thinking and research in the field of adaptation studies. Mapping the way in which this exciting field has emerged and shifted over the last two decades, the book is also essential reading for students of English Literature and Film.

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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