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Cultural Afterlives and Screen Adaptations of Classic Literature

Cultural Afterlives and Screen Adaptations of Classic Literature Author Hila Shachar
ISBN-10 9780230294042
Release 2012-07-17
Pages 228
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Film and television adaptations of classic literature have held a longstanding appeal for audiences, an appeal that this book sets out to examine. With a particular focus on Wuthering Heights, the book examines adaptations made from the 1930s to the twenty-first century, providing an understanding of how they help shape our cultural landscape.

Victorian Literature and Film Adaptation

Victorian Literature and Film Adaptation Author Abigail Burnham Bloom
ISBN-10 1604977868
Release 2011
Pages 265
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Movies began during the Victorian age. Through even the earliest years of filmmaking, Victorian literature provided a ready stock of familiar stories about colorful characters caught up in mystery, fantasy, adventure, sensation, and domestic conflict. Among the earliest films are adaptations of works by Victorian writers like Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, Thomas Hardy, and even Alfred, Lord Tennyson. With the proliferation of volumes on adaptation, work is needed that provides theoretical and practical approaches for those who think about literature together with film adaptations whether as scholarship, part of classroom study, or general enjoyment. By bringing together many different approaches to the topic of adaptation, this book provides an important overview of the subject of the adaptation of nineteenth-century British literature, as well as an examination of the constructive and creative use of film adaptations in the classroom. Although a wide range of critical approaches are included, the primary emphasis is on what specific adaptations reveal about the ways in which nineteenth-century British texts are understood, responded to, and analyzed based on particular cultural contexts. This book provides a basis for rethinking adaptation and a template for future discussions and academic courses. They orient the reader within a popular field of study that is currently in need of both greater focus and of practical direction.

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture Author Gail Ashton
ISBN-10 9781441102829
Release 2015-03-12
Pages 368
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With contributions from 29 leading international scholars, this is the first single-volume guide to the appropriation of medieval texts in contemporary culture. Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture covers a comprehensive range of media, including literature, film, TV, comics book adaptations, electronic media, performances, and commercial merchandise and tourism. Its lively chapters range from Spamalot to the RSC, Beowulf to Merlin, computer games to internet memes, opera to Young Adult fiction and contemporary poetry, and much more. Also included is a companion website aimed at general readers, academics, and students interested in the burgeoning field of Medieval afterlives, complete with: - Further reading/weblinks - 'My favourite' guides to contemporary medieval appropriations - Images and interviews - Guide to library archives and manuscript collections - Guide to heritage collection See also our website at

Screen Adaptations Romeo and Juliet

Screen Adaptations  Romeo and Juliet Author Courtney Lehmann
ISBN-10 9781408198766
Release 2014-09-26
Pages 304
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The Screen Adaptations series provides an in-depth look at how classic pieces of literature have been adapted for screen. It assesses the ways in which alternative screen interpretations offer up different readings of the original text as well as the methodologies and approaches of filmmakers. Each title in the series collects together a vast array of study material, critical insight and thought-provoking comparisons - from literary context to the afterlife of the screen versions. Shakespeare on Film is a huge area of study and Romeo and Juliet is one of his most popular plays with many teachers using film versions as a way of approaching the text. Focussing in the main on West Side Story and Baz Lurhmann's Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, this is a unique and comprehensive insight into the adaptation process providing a vital study aid for students.

The Politics of Adaptation

The Politics of Adaptation Author D. Hassler-Forest
ISBN-10 9781137443854
Release 2015-04-14
Pages 265
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In the age of globalization, digitization, and media convergence, traditional hierarchies between media are breaking down. This book offers new approaches to understanding the politics and their underlying ideologies that are reshaping our global media landscape, including questions of audience participation and transmedia storytelling.

English Topographies in Literature and Culture

English Topographies in Literature and Culture Author
ISBN-10 9789004322271
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 245
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English Topographies in Literature and Culture takes a spatial approach to the study of English culture, focussing on writing landscapes, London psychogeography, heritage discourses, urban planning and idiosyncratic spatial practices such as suburban gardening. Space thus emerges as both political and shaped by affect.

Neo Victorianism on Screen

Neo Victorianism on Screen Author Antonija Primorac
ISBN-10 9783319645599
Release 2017-11-17
Pages 201
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This book broadens the scope of inquiry of neo-Victorian studies by focusing primarily on screen adaptations and appropriations of Victorian literature and culture. More specifically, this monograph spotlights the overlapping yet often conflicting drives at work in representations of Victorian heroines in contemporary film and TV. Primorac’s close analyses of screen representations of Victorian women pay special attention to the use of costume and clothes, revealing the tensions between diverse theoretical interventions and generic (often market-oriented) demands. The author elucidates the push and pull between postcolonial critique and nostalgic, often Orientalist spectacle; between feminist textual interventions and postfeminist media images. Furthermore, this book examines neo-Victorianism’s relationship with postfeminist media culture and offers an analysis of the politics behind onscreen treatment of Victorian gender roles, family structures, sexuality, and colonial space.

Adaptation in Contemporary Culture

Adaptation in Contemporary Culture Author Rachel Carroll
ISBN-10 9780826424648
Release 2009-11-30
Pages 212
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A comprehensive interdisciplinary collection offering a survey of adaptation of literary texts across media including animation, film, TV, fan fiction, biopics and music video.

Neo Victorian Villains

Neo Victorian Villains Author
ISBN-10 9789004322257
Release 2017-05-30
Pages 360
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Neo-Victorian Villains offers a varied and stimulating range of essays on the afterlives of Victorian villains in popular culture, exploring their representation and adaptation in neo-Victorian drama and fiction.

Children s Literature in Context

Children s Literature in Context Author Fiona McCulloch
ISBN-10 9781847064875
Release 2011-09-22
Pages 172
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Featuring close readings of commonly studied texts, this book takes students of Children's Literature through the key works, their contexts and critical and popular afterlives.

The Afterlives of Eighteenth Century Fiction

The Afterlives of Eighteenth Century Fiction Author Daniel Cook
ISBN-10 9781107054684
Release 2015-08-31
Pages 320
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Explores the adaptation and appropriation of a range of canonical and lesser-known British and Irish novels of the eighteenth century.

A Biblical Text and Its Afterlives

A Biblical Text and Its Afterlives Author Yvonne Sherwood
ISBN-10 0521795613
Release 2000
Pages 321
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How interpretation re-shapes Bible texts - the book of Jonah.

Wuthering Heights on Film and Television

Wuthering Heights on Film and Television Author Valrie V. Hazette
ISBN-10 1783204923
Release 2015-12-15
Pages 250
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Emily Brontë's beloved novel Wuthering Heights has been adapted countless times for film and television over the decades. Valérie V.Hazette offers here a historical and transnational study of those adaptations, presenting the afterlife of the book as a series of cultural journeys that focuses as much on the readers, filmmakers, and viewers as on the dramas themselves. Taking in the British silent film; French, Mexican, and Japanese versions; the British television serials; and more, this richly theoretical volume is the first comprehensive global analysis of the adaptation of Wuthering Heights for film and television.

Les Mis rables and Its Afterlives

Les Mis  rables and Its Afterlives Author Kathryn M. Grossman
ISBN-10 9781317105695
Release 2016-03-09
Pages 262
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Exploring the enduring popularity of Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables, this collection offers analysis of both the novel itself and its adaptations. In spite of a mixed response from critics, Les Misérables instantly became a global bestseller. Since its successful publication over 150 years ago, it has traveled across different countries, cultures, and media, giving rise to more than 60 international film and television variations, numerous radio dramatizations, animated versions, comics, and stage plays. Most famously, it has inspired the world's longest running musical, which itself has generated a wealth of fan-made and online content. Whatever its form, Hugo’s tale of social injustice and personal redemption continues to permeate the popular imagination. This volume draws together essays from across a variety of fields, combining readings of Les Misérables with reflections on some of its multimedia afterlives, including musical theater and film from the silent period to today's digital platforms. The contributors offer new insights into the development and reception of Hugo's celebrated classic, deepening our understanding of the novel as a work that unites social commentary with artistic vision and raising important questions about the cultural practice of adaptation.

The Turn of the Screw Illustrated

The Turn of the Screw  Illustrated Author Henry James
ISBN-10 9783730998908
Release 2014-04-09
Pages 170
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The Turn of the Screw, originally published in 1898, is a ghost story novella written by Henry James. Due to its ambiguous content, it became a favourite text of academics who subscribe to New Criticism. The novella has had differing interpretations, often mutually exclusive. Many critics have tried to determine the exact nature of the evil hinted at by the story. However, others have argued that the true brilliance of the novella comes with its ability to create an intimate confusion and suspense for the reader. The governess of two enigmatic children fears their souls are in danger from the ghosts of the previous governess and her sinister lover.

The Contemporary American Novel in Context

The Contemporary American Novel in Context Author Andrew Dix
ISBN-10 9781441132055
Release 2011-06-02
Pages 192
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A critical introduction to the contemporary American novel focusing on contexts, key texts and criticism.

The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein

The Cambridge Companion to  Frankenstein Author Andrew Smith
ISBN-10 9781107086197
Release 2016-08-25
Pages 288
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Sixteen original essays by leading scholars on Mary Shelley's novel provide an introduction to Frankenstein and its various critical contexts.