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Overview

A Companion to Literature and Film provides state-of-the-art research on world literature, film, and the complex theoretical relationship between them. Twenty-five essays by international experts cover the most important topics in the study of literature and film adaptations. Contributors explore, in a highly innovative and groundbreaking way, important topics in the field. These include: Key issues such as dialogism, hidden intertextuality, and adaptation as readings, critiques, and rewritings of source novels, Cultural concerns including iconophobia and the word/image wars, Genre topics including "hagiopic" and the apocalyptic film, The relationship with other media, including photography and painting, Thematic subjects such as hetero-masculinity in The Talented Mr Ripley and libertinage in the work of Eric Rohmer. The combination of theory and sophisticated readings of novels and adaptations adds up to a tour de force that reshapes and reconfigures the very field of literature and film studies.
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“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

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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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Table of Contents

1 Novels, films, and the word/image wars 1
2 Sacred word, profane image : theologies of adaptation 23
3 Gospel truth? : from Cecil B. DeMille to Nicholas Ray 46
4 Transecriture and narrative mediatics : the stakes of intermediality 58
5 The look : from film to novel. An essay in comparative narratology 71
6 Adaptation and mis-adaptations : film, literature, and social discourses 81
7 The invisible novelty : film adaptations in the 1910s 92
8 Italy and America : Pinocchio's first cinematic trip 112
9 The intertextuality of early cinema : a prologue to Fantomas 127
10 Cosmopolitan projections : world literature on Chinese screens 144
11 The rhetoric of interruption 164
12 Visualizing the voice : Joyce, cinema, and the politics of vision 171
13 Adapting cinema to history : a revolution in the making 189
14 Photographic verismo, cinematic adaptation, and the staging of a neorealist landscape 205
15 The devil's parody : Horace McCoy's appropriation and refiguration of two Hollywood musicals 229
16 The sociological turn of adaptation studies : the example of film noir 258
17 Adapting Farewell, my lovely 278
18 Daphne du Maurier and Alfred Hitchcock 298
19 Running time : the chronotope of The loneliness of the long distance runner 326
20 From libertinage to Eric Rohmer : transcending "adaptation" 343
21 The moment of portraiture : Scorsese Reads Wharton 358
22 The talented poststructuralist : hetero-masculinity, gay artifice, and class passing 368
23 From Bram Stoker's Dracula to Bram Stoker's "Dracula" 385
24 The Bible as cultural object(s) in cinema 399
25 All's wells that ends wells : apocalypse and empire in The war of the worlds 423
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