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A. J. Raffles and Arsène Lupin in Literature, Theatre, and Film: On the Transnational Adaptations of Popular Fiction (1905–30)

Federico Pagello.

in Adaptation

December 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literature; Film; Television. 7986 words.

As a consequence of the accelerating technological development and the impact of cultural globalisation, the transnational aspects of the process of adaptation have become increasingly...

Adams, Douglas Noël (1952–2001), writer

Nick Webb.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Radio; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literature. 3087 words.

Adams, Douglas Noël (1952–2001), writer, was born on 11 March 1952 at the maternity hospital in Cambridge, the son of Christopher Douglas Adams (d. 1985) and his wife, Janet Dora Sydney, néenull...

Adaptation

Journal. Subjects: Literature; Film; Television.

Adaptation and Authorial Celebrity: Robyn Davidson and the Context of John Curran’s Tracks (2013)

Rachael Weaver.

in Adaptation

March 2016; p ublished online March 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literature; Film; Television. 5569 words.

This article explores the discursive context surrounding John Curran’s recent adaptation of Robyn Davidson’s Tracks (1980), suggesting that the mutual imbrication of the film and its source...

Adaptation and New Media

Michael Ryan Moore.

in Adaptation

September 2010; p ublished online August 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Film; Television; Literature. 7101 words.

This paper examines the relationship between the study of adaptation and the study of new media. In particular, it approaches new media through media historian Gitelman’s framework of proto...

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Adaptation as an Open Process: Dahua Fandom and the Reception of A Chinese Odyssey

Li Zeng.

in Adaptation

August 2013; p ublished online December 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literature; Film; Television. 7993 words.

It is often assumed that audiences judge an adaptation based on the degree to which it remains faithful to the source text. Such an assumption simplifies the process of reception, which is...

Adaptation as Compendium: Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland

Kamilla Elliott.

in Adaptation

September 2010; p ublished online July 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Film; Television; Literature. 3962 words.

Most reviewers decree Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland ‘disappointinger and disappointinger’, both as a literary adaptation and as a film, largely because the film adapts so many things...

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Adaptation as Exploration: Stanley Kubrick, Literature, and A.I. Artificial Intelligence

Peter Krämer.

in Adaptation

December 2015; p ublished online August 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Film; Literature; Television. 6294 words.

It is widely acknowledged in the scholarly work on Stanley Kubrick that most of his thirteen feature films were adaptations of literary texts. Much less attention has been paid to the fact...

Adaptation Essay Prize Entry: ‘I Did It, I’: The Afterlife of Sylvia Plath’s Journals, 1956–2003

Bethany Layne.

in Adaptation

March 2014; p ublished online April 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literature; Film; Television. 4802 words.

This essay challenges what Sarah Cardwell calls the ‘centre-based model of adaptation’ by reinstating a chain of literary texts between a passage in Emma Tennant’s The Ballad of Sylvia and...

Adaptation Essay Prize Winner: Franchising/Adaptation

Clare Parody.

in Adaptation

September 2011; p ublished online July 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Film; Television; Literature. 4159 words.

This paper draws attention to the role of adaptation in entertainment franchising and positions the recent ascendancy of the fictional franchise as a context for the continuing...

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Adaptation Essay Prize Winner: Towards an Adaptation Network

Kyle Meikle.

in Adaptation

December 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literature; Film; Television. 4128 words.

Sociological approaches to adaptation tend to forsake the kind of comparative textual analysis that long defined the field of adaptation study in favour of attention to the industrial...

Adaptation, Fidelity, and Gendered Discourses

Shelley Cobb.

in Adaptation

March 2011; p ublished online August 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Film; Television; Literature. 4939 words.

This article argues that despite the growing and articulate chorus of adaptation scholars who critique the language of fidelity and its consequential denigration of adaptation as an art...

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Adaptation, Intermediality and the British Celebrity Biopic

Belén Vidal.

in Adaptation

August 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literature; Film; Television. 1616 words.

Adaptation of a Murder/Murder as Adaptation: The Parker-Hulme Case in Angela Carter's “The Christchurch Murder” and Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures

Huw Marsh.

in Adaptation

September 2011; p ublished online December 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Film; Television; Literature. 6927 words.

In 1954, Honora Parker was murdered by her daughter, Pauline, and her daughter's best friend, Juliet Hulme. This article looks at the ways in which writers and filmmakers have depicted the...

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Adaptation, Re-contextualisation, and Metaphor: Auteur Directors and the Staging of Greek Tragedy

Avra Sidiropoulou.

in Adaptation

March 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literature; Film; Television. 10667 words.

The multiple encounters between ancient Greek drama and postmodern performance have generated heated discussion among artists, theatre scholars and critics vis-à-vis the notions of...

Adaptation Studies at a Crossroads

Thomas Leitch.

in Adaptation

March 2008; p ublished online March 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Film; Television; Literature. 7829 words.

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Adaptation, the Genre

Thomas Leitch.

in Adaptation

September 2008; p ublished online September 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Film; Television; Literature. 7806 words.

Instead of considering film and television adaptations in the context of the source texts they are adapting, this essay proposes another context for their reception and analysis: the genre...

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Adapting Coriolanus: Tom Hiddleston’s Body and Action Cinema

Anna Blackwell.

in Adaptation

December 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literature; Film; Television. 4499 words.

Despite a critical movement seen across the humanities described as the ‘corporeal turn’ (Elam 143) in Shakespeare studies alone, adaptation studies has been slow to situate the body as a...

Adapting Lesbians: Maria Maggenti and the Practice of Lesbian Screenwriting

Kelly Hankin.

in Adaptation

September 2009; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Film; Television; Literature. 8027 words.

Since the mid-nineties, feminist film scholars have increasingly paid scholarly attention to lesbian directors of independent and commercial cinema. The same has not been true for lesbian...

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Adapting Superhero Comics for the Big Screen: Subculture for the Masses

Elisavet Ioannidou.

in Adaptation

August 2013; p ublished online April 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Literature; Film; Television. 4733 words.

This essay follows Henry Jenkins’ definitions and examines how adaptation is part of convergence culture and essentially an instance of transmedia storytelling. Focusing particularly on...