A Theory Of Adaptation

A Theory Of Adaptation

by Linda Hutcheon
     
 

Renowned literary scholar Linda Hutcheon explores the ubiquity of adaptations in all their various media incarnations and challenges their constant critical denigration. Adaptation, Hutcheon argues, has always been a central mode of the story-telling imagination and deserves to be studied in all its breadth and range as both a process (of creation and reception)

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Renowned literary scholar Linda Hutcheon explores the ubiquity of adaptations in all their various media incarnations and challenges their constant critical denigration. Adaptation, Hutcheon argues, has always been a central mode of the story-telling imagination and deserves to be studied in all its breadth and range as both a process (of creation and reception) and a product unto its own.

Persuasive and illuminating, A Theory of Adaptation is a bold rethinking of how adaptation works across all media and genres that may put an end to the age-old question of whether the book was better than the movie, or the opera, or the theme park.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415967945
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/20/2006
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Linda Hutcheon is Distinguished University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. Her many books include A Poetics of Postmodernism, The Politics of Postmodernism, Irony's Edge, and, most recently, Opera: Desire Disease, Death, which she co-wrote with her husband, Michael Hutcheon.

Table of Contents

1Beginning to theorize adaptation : what? who? why? how? where? when?1
2What? (forms)33
3Who? why? (adapters)79
4How? (audiences)113
5Where? when? (contexts)141
6Final questions169

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