Adaptation Studies New Challenges, New Directions

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  • Copyright: 2013-07-11
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Extending the boundaries of contemporary adaptation studies, this book brings together leading international scholars to survey new directions in the field. Re-thinking the key questions at the heart of the discipline, Adaptation Studies: New Directions, New Challenges explores a wide range of perspectives and case studies in cross-media transformation. Topics covered include: The history of adaptation studies Theories of adaptation Adaptations in film, literature, radio and historical sources What is an 'original' text?

Author Biography

Jorgen Bruhn is Associate Professor in the School of Language and Literature at Linneaus University, Sweden.

Anne Gjelsvik is Professor of Media Studies at the Norwegian Univeristy of Science and Technology.

Eirik Frisvold Hanssen is Associate Professor of Film Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Jørgen Bruhn, Anne Gjelsvik, and Eirik Frisvold Hanssen \ Part I: Rethinking the Core Questions \ 1. Theorizing Adaptations/Adapting Theories, Kamilla Elliott \ 2. Adaptation and Adaptive Revision: The Problem of Textual Identity, John Bryant \ 3. Dialogizing Adaptation Studies: From One Way Transport to a Dialogic Process, Jørgen Bruhn \ 4. Adaptation as Connection: Transmediality Reconsidered, Regina Schober \ 5. Adaptations within the Field of Media Transformations, Lars Elleström \ 6. Imaginary Museums: André Bazin, Film Theory and Adaptation, Eirik Frisvold Hanssen \ 7. What Movies Want, Tom Leitch \ Part II: Theorizing the Case-Study \ 8. The Medium Strikes Back: ‘Impossible Adaptation' Revisited, Hajnal Kiraly \ 9. 'Pre-Texts': The Notebook Case (Bergman), Anna Sofia Rossholm \ 10. Tracing the Original: The Film Invictus and "Based on a True Story" Adaptation, Sara Brinch \ 11. What Novels Can Tell That Movies Can't Show, Anne Gjelsvik \ 12. Literature Through Radio: Distance, Silence and Media Archaeology: The War of the Worlds 1938/1898, Jonas Ingvarsson \ Bibliography \ Index.

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