A Companion to Literature and Film

A Companion to Literature and Film

by Robert Stam
     
 

A Companion to Literature in Film provides state-of-the-art research on world literature, film, and the complex theoretical relationship between them. 25 essays by international experts cover the most important topics in the study of literature and film adaptations.

  • Covers a wide variety of topics, including cultural, thematic,

Overview

A Companion to Literature in Film provides state-of-the-art research on world literature, film, and the complex theoretical relationship between them. 25 essays by international experts cover the most important topics in the study of literature and film adaptations.

  • Covers a wide variety of topics, including cultural, thematic, theoretical, and genre issues
  • Discusses film adaptations from the birth of cinema to the present day
  • Explores a diverse range of titles and genres, including film noir, biblical epics, and Italian and Chinese cinema

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This volume stands as a model for consolidating studies of film and literature. It demonstrates that this field of intellectual inquiry, as it has developed over the last 15 years, encompasses the highbrow and the low; first and third world subject matter; issues of audience as well as authorship; and a commitment to interdisciplinarity. This collection will be useful for all kinds of readers: scholars, undergraduates, and all those who take seriously the pleasures provided by movies and novels.”
Eric Smoodin, University of California at Davis

“To anyone believing the discussion of novel-into-film had been exhausted a generation ago, A Companion to Literature and Film will come as a welcome surprise. Each of the twenty-five brilliantly argued case studies shows a level of conceptual clarity and interdisciplinary range that is astonishing. Scholars will find that this book bristles with ideas, while newcomers to the debates have an indispensable and expert guide.”
Thomas Elsaesser, University of Amsterdam

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405177559
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Series:
Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies Series
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
6.85(w) x 9.75(h) x 1.02(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Stam is University Professor at New York University. His many books include Film Theory: An Introduction (Blackwell, 2000), Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media (with Ella Shohat, 1994), and Subversive Pleasures: Bakhtin, Cultural Criticism and Film (1989). With Toby Miller, he is the editor of Film and Theory (Blackwell, 2000) and The Blackwell Companion to Film Theory (2000).

Alessandra Raengo is finishing her PhD in the Cinema Studies Department at New York University, where she occasionally teaches. Her dissertation explores race and vernacular social criticism in American culture between 1945 and 1968. Among her publications are The Birth of Film Genres (1999) and The Bounds of Representation (2000), both multilingual volumes edited with Leonardo Quaresima and Laura Vichi.

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