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. Written to appeal alike to specialists in adaptation, scholars in allied fields, and general readers, it hearkens back to the foundations of adaptation studies a century and more ago, surveys its ferment of activity over the past twenty years, and looks forward to the future. It considers the very different problems in adapting the classics, from the Bible to Frankenstein to Philip Roth, and the commons, from online mashups and remixes to adult movies. 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. Going still further, it examines the relations between adaptation and such intertextual practices as translation, illustration, prequels, sequels, remakes, intermediality, and transmediality. The volume's contributors consider the similarities and differences between adaptation and history, adaptation and performance, adaptation and revision, and textual and biological adaptation, casting an appreciative but critical eye on the theory and practice of adaptation scholars--and, occasionally, each other. The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies offers specific suggestions for how to read, teach, create, and write about adaptations in order to prepare for a world in which adaptation, already ubiquitous, is likely to become ever more important.
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TABLE OF CONTENTSNotes on ContributorsThomas Leitch, IntroductionI. Foundations of Adaptation Study1. Timothy Corrigan, Defining Adaptation2. Glenn Jellenik, On the Origins of Adaptation, as Such: The Birth of a Simple Abstraction3. Renata Kobetts Miller, Nineteenth-Century Theatrical Adaptations of Novels: The Paradox of Ephemerality4. Dennis Cutchins, Bakhtin, Intertextuality, and Adaptation5. David T. Johnson, Adaptation and Fidelity6. Mar H. Snyder, Adaptation in Theory and Practice: Mending the Imaginary FenceII. Adapting the Classics7. Wendy Zierler, Midrashic Adaptation: The Ever-Growing Torah of Moses8. Dennis Perry, The Recombinant Mystery of Frankenstein: Experiments in Film Adaptation9. Eirik Frisvold Hanssen, Silent Ghosts on the Screen: Adapting Ibsen in the 1910s10. Mieke Bal, Intership: Anachronism Between Loyalty and the Case11. Jack Boozer, The Intratextuality of Film Adaptation: From The Dying Animal to Elegy12. William B. Jones, Jr., Classics Illustrated and the Evolving Art of Comic-Book Literary AdaptationIII. Adapting the Commons13. Robert Stam, Revisionist Adaptation: Transtextuality, Cross-Cultural Dialogism, and Performative Infidelities14. Lucia Krämer, Adaptation in Bollywood15. Constantine Verevis, Remakes, Sequels, Prequels16. Eckart Voigts, Recombinant Adaptation: Remix, Mashup, ParodyIV. Adaptation and Genre17. Linda and Michael Hutcheon, Adaptation and Opera18. Mike Ingham, Popular Song and Adaptation19. Richard Hand, Radio Adaptation20. Stijn Joye, Daniël Biltereyst, and Fien Adriaens, Telenovelas and/as Adaptations: Reflections on Local Adaptations of Global Telenovelas21. Álvaro Hattnher, Zombies Are Everywhere: The Many Adaptations of a Subgenre22. Wendy Siuyi Wong, The History of Hong Kong Comics in Film Adaptations: An Accidental Legacy23. Dan Hassler-Forest, Roads Not Taken in Hollywood's Comic Book Movie Industry: Popeye, Dick Tracy, and Hulk24. I.Q. Hunter, Adaptation XXX25. Kevin M. Flanagan, Videogame AdaptationV. Adaptation and Intertextuality26. Claus Clüver, Ekphrasis and Adaptation27. Kate Newell, Adaptation and Illustration: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach28. Laurence Raw, Aligning Adaptation Studies with Translation Studies29. Lars Elleström, Adaptation and Intermediality30. Marie-Laure Ryan, Transmedia Storytelling as Narrative Practice31. Kyle Meikle, Adaptation and InteractivityVI. Adaptation Across Disciplines32. Petr Bubenícek, Politics and Adaptation: The Case of Jan Hus33. Defne Ursin Tutan, Adaptation and History34. Brian Boyd, Making Adaptation Studies Adaptive35. Nico Dicecco, The Aura of Againness: Performing AdaptationVII. Professing Adaptation36. Marty Gould, Teaching Adaptation37. Keith Wilhite, Adaptation and Revision38. Peter Lev, How to Write Adaptation History39. Kamilla Elliott, Adaptation Theory and Adaptation Scholarship40. Thomas Leitch, Against Conclusions: Petit Theories and Adaptation Studies