New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2017. This collection of forty new essays, written by the leading scholars in adaptation studies and distinguished contributors from outside the field, is the most comprehensive volume on adaptation ever published. It surveys a dizzying range of adaptations around the world, from Latin American telenovelas to Czech cinema, from Hong Kong comics to Classics Illustrated, from Bollywood to zombies, and explores the ways media as different as radio, opera, popular song, and videogames have handled adaptation.
The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies provides a comprehensive and forward-looking treatment of adaptation in its many guises by looking at movies based on sources other than novels, including television series and radio adaptations, comic book adaptations of literary texts, novelizations, opera librettos, popular songs, and even video games.
Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS Notes on Contributors Thomas Leitch, Introduction I. Foundations of Adaptation Study 1. Timothy Corrigan, Defining Adaptation 2. Glenn Jellenik, On the Origins of Adaptation, as Such: The Birth of a Simple Abstraction 3. Renata Kobetts Miller, Nineteenth-Century Theatrical Adaptations of Novels: The Paradox of Ephemerality 4. Dennis Cutchins, Bakhtin, Intertextuality, and Adaptation 5. David T. Johnson, Adaptation and Fidelity 6. Mar H. Snyder, Adaptation in Theory and Practice: Mending the Imaginary Fence II. Adapting the Classics 7. Wendy Zierler, Midrashic Adaptation: The Ever-Growing Torah of Moses 8. Dennis Perry, The Recombinant Mystery of Frankenstein: Experiments in Film Adaptation 9. Eirik Frisvold Hanssen, Silent Ghosts on the Screen: Adapting Ibsen in the 1910s 10. Mieke Bal, Intership: Anachronism Between Loyalty and the Case 11. Jack Boozer, The Intratextuality of Film Adaptation: From The Dying Animal to Elegy 12. William B. Jones, Jr., Classics Illustrated and the Evolving Art of Comic-Book Literary Adaptation III. Adapting the Commons 13. Robert Stam, Revisionist Adaptation: Transtextuality, Cross-Cultural Dialogism, and Performative Infidelities 14. Lucia Kramer, Adaptation in Bollywood 15. Constantine Verevis, Remakes, Sequels, Prequels 16. Eckart Voigts, Recombinant Adaptation: Remix, Mashup, Parody IV. Adaptation and Genre 17. Linda and Michael Hutcheon, Adaptation and Opera 18. Mike Ingham, Popular Song and Adaptation 19. Richard Hand, Radio Adaptation 20. Stijn Joye, Daniel Biltereyst, and Fien Adriaens, Telenovelas and/as Adaptations: Reflections on Local Adaptations of Global Telenovelas 21. Alvaro Hattnher, Zombies Are Everywhere: The Many Adaptations of a Subgenre 22. Wendy Siuyi Wong, The History of Hong Kong Comics in Film Adaptations: An Accidental Legacy 23. Dan Hassler-Forest, Roads Not Taken in Hollywood's Comic Book Movie Industry: Popeye, Dick Tracy, and Hulk 24. I.Q. Hunter, Adaptation XXX 25. Kevin M. Flanagan, Videogame Adaptation V. Adaptation and Intertextuality 26. Claus Cluver, Ekphrasis and Adaptation 27. Kate Newell, Adaptation and Illustration: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach 28. Laurence Raw, Aligning Adaptation Studies with Translation Studies 29. Lars Ellestroem, Adaptation and Intermediality 30. Marie-Laure Ryan, Transmedia Storytelling as Narrative Practice 31. Kyle Meikle, Adaptation and Interactivity VI. Adaptation Across Disciplines 32. Petr Bubenicek, Politics and Adaptation: The Case of Jan Hus 33. Defne Ursin Tutan, Adaptation and History 34. Brian Boyd, Making Adaptation Studies Adaptive 35. Nico Dicecco, The Aura of Againness: Performing Adaptation VII. Professing Adaptation 36. Marty Gould, Teaching Adaptation 37. Keith Wilhite, Adaptation and Revision 38. Peter Lev, How to Write Adaptation History 39. Kamilla Elliott, Adaptation Theory and Adaptation Scholarship 40. Thomas Leitch, Against Conclusions: Petit Theories and Adaptation Studies