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Author Sanders, Julie, 1968-

Title Adaptation and appropriation / Julie Sanders
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2006
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Description 1 online resource (184 pages)
Series The new critical idiom
New critical idiom.
Contents Pt. 1. Defining terms -- 1. What is adaptation? -- 2. What is appropriation? -- Pt. 2. Literary archetypes -- 3. 'Here's a strange alteration' : Shakespearean appropriations -- 4. 'It's a very old story' : myth and metamorphosis -- 5. 'Other versions' of fairy tale and folklore -- Pt. 3. Alternative perspectives -- 6. Constructing alternative points of view -- 7. 'We "other Victorians"'; or, rethinking the nineteenth century -- 8. Stretching history; or, appropriating the facts -- 9. Appropriating the arts and sciences
Summary "From the apparently simple adaptation of a text into film, theatre or a new literary work, to the more complex appropriation of style or meaning, it is arguable that all texts are somehow connected to a network of existing texts and art forms. Combining theoretical grounding with the aesthetic pleasure of reading and writing, this book explores: multiple definitions and practices of adaptation and appropriation; the cultural and aesthetic politics behind the impulse to adapt; diverse ways in which contemporary literature and film adapt, revise and re-imagine other works of art; the impact on adaptation and appropriation of theoretical movements, including structuralism, post-structuralism, postcolonialism, postmodernism, feminism and gender studies; the appropriation across time and cultures of specific canonical texts, but also of literary archetypes such as myth or fairy tale"--P. [i]
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-178) and index
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Subject Literature -- Adaptations.
Genre/Form Adaptations.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203087631 (electronic bk.)
9780203087633 (electronic bk.)
(hbk. ; alk. paper)
(paperback; alk. paper)