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Zombies Are Everywhere: The Many Adaptations of a Subgenre  

Álvaro Hattnher

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
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Literature, Film
Inverting the conventional vector in adaptations (literature to film) restores to life texts that, on occasion or for some audiences, might be dead. Chapter 21 demonstrates the ways zombie ... More

Videogame Adaptation  

Kevin M. Flanagan

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
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Literature, Film
Even more than novels, movies, or radio broadcasts, videogames provide a logical nexus for adaptation studies because they depend on making older narrative sources more dynamic and ... More

Transmedia Storytelling as Narrative Practice  

Marie-Laure Ryan

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
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Literature, Film
Chapter 30 defines transmedia storytelling as a hybrid of adaptation and transfictionality. Like the former, it involves several media; like the latter, it builds a storyworld through ... More

Telenovelas and/as Adaptations: Reflections on Local Adaptations of Global Telenovelas  

Stijn Joye, Daniël Biltereyst, and Fien Adriaens

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
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Literature, Film
Within an emerging tradition of adaptation research that looks beyond fidelity-driven inquiries into exclusively literary adaptations, the case of telenovelas is exemplary for a ... More

Teaching Adaptation  

Marty Gould

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
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Literature, Film
Chapter 36 addresses the leading questions that arise from the use of adaptations in the classroom. Why must teachers engage with adaptation? How can adaptation promote the highest aims of ... More

Silent Ghosts on the Screen: Adapting Ibsen in the 1910s  

Eirik Frisvold Hanssen

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
During the 1910s and early 1920s, some thirty known film adaptations of works by Henrik Ibsen were produced in a number of countries. Chapter 9 examines the four American silent film Ibsen ... More

Roads Not Taken in Hollywood’s Comic Book Movie Industry: Popeye, Dick Tracy, and Hulk  

Dan Hassler-Forest

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
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Literature, Film
Chapter 23 approaches the phenomenon of the comic book movie as a complex and dynamic adaptation process. While superhero movies and other comics-inspired franchises now dominate the ... More

Revisionist Adaptation: Transtextuality, Cross-Cultural Dialogism, and Performative Infidelities  

Robert Stam

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
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Literature, Film
Cross-cultural adaptations can revitalize their source texts through provocative changes in their setting, genre, casting, or production processes. Chapter 13 examines a series of frankly ... More

Remakes, Sequels, Prequels  

Constantine Verevis

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
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Literature, Film
Film remakes, sequels, and prequels are often understood as forms of adaptation: that is, modes of cinematic remaking characterized by strategies of repetition, variation, and expansion. ... More

The Recombinant Mystery of Frankenstein: Experiments in Film Adaptation  

Dennis Perry

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
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Literature, Film
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, itself adapted from several sources, has triggered a never-ending series of film adaptations, each exploring the meaning of human life through the evolving ... More

Radio Adaptation  

Richard Hand

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
Radio, older than television but newer than cinema, has had to fight for acknowledgment of its power as an autonomous medium rather than a blind version of these other media. Yet it is in ... More

Popular Song and Adaptation  

Mike Ingham

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
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Literature, Film
Popular song is a genre that is characterized by adaptation and appropriation practices, in much the same way that other creative media and literary and screen genres are. In arguing that ... More

Politics and Adaptation: The Case of Jan Hus  

Petr Bubeníček

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
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Literature, Film
Chapter 32 deals with the ways the image of Jan Hus (c. 1370–1415), the Czech priest and theorist of ecclesiastical Reformation, changes in new political, social, and cultural contexts. It ... More

On the Origins of Adaptation, as Such: The Birth of a Simple Abstraction  

Glenn Jellenik

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
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Literature, Film
Adaptation scholars frequently gesture toward a vague history of adaptation, pointing out that the repurposing of stories stretches back to the beginnings of storytelling. This essay ... More

Nineteenth-Century Theatrical Adaptations of Novels: The Paradox of Ephemerality  

Renata Kobetts Miller

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
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Literature, Film
In the Victorian period, novels were commonly adapted to the stage. Such adaptations have been criticized both in the nineteenth century and in evaluative criticism, subjected to a more ... More

Midrashic Adaptation: The Ever-Growing Torah of Moses  

Wendy Zierler

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
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Literature, Film
An enduring mode of retelling and interpretation, the genre of rabbinic midrash can be adopted as a model for the study of biblical adaptation as well as adaptation writ large. This ... More

Memes and Recombinant Appropriation: Remix, Mashup, Parody  

Eckart Voigts

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
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Literature, Film
Chapter 16 considers the ways in which new intertextual forms engendered by emerging technologies—mashups, remixes, reboots, samplings, remodelings, transformations—further develop the ... More

Making Adaptation Studies Adaptive  

Brian Boyd

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
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Literature, Film
An evolutionary (or “adaptationist”) perspective on adaptation studies offers ways past the “fidelity discourse” that has long vexed adaptation scholars. Biological adaptation forgoes ... More

Introduction  

Thomas Leitch

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
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Literature, Film
This introduction begins by tracing the history of adaptation studies as a series of evolutionary phases defined more by their critique of the previous paradigms of fidelity, medium ... More

The Intratextuality of Film Adaptation: From The Dying Animal to Elegy  

Jack Boozer

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May 2017
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Apr 2017
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Literature, Film
By observing the authorial intentions on the part of the novelist and the adapted film’s producer, screenwriter, director, and cast, Chapter 11 examines the intratextual process at work in ... More

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