Literature and Film: A Guide to the Theory and Practice of Film Adaptation / Edition 1

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Overview

Literature and Film is a cornucopia of vibrant essays that chart the history and confluence of literature and film. It explores in detail a wide and international spectrum of novels and adaptations, bringing together the very latest scholarship in the field.

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“Stam and Raengo's Literature and Film offers awonderful collection of approaches to the multifaceted andsometimes contradictory relationship between the written word andthe filmic image, bringing into the discussion a refreshing seriesof examples drawn from international and minoritycinemas.”

Richard Pea, Columbia University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631230557
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/25/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.81 (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 theeditor of Film and Theory (Blackwell, 2000) and The BlackwellCompanion to Film Theory (2000).

Alessandra Raengo is finishing her PhD in the CinemaStudies Department at New York University. Her dissertationexplores race and vernacular social criticism in American culturebetween 1945 and 1968. Among her publications are The Birth ofFilm Genres (1999) and The Bounds of Representation(2000), both multilingual volumes edited with Leonardo Quaresimaand Laura Vichi.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

Notes on Contributors.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Introductory Essay: The Theory and Practice of Adaptation:Robert Stam.

1. Improvements and Reparations at Mansfield Park: Tim Watson(Princeton University).

2. Keeping the Carcass in Motion: Adaptation and Transmutationsof the National in The Last of the Mohicans: Jacquelyn Kilpatrick(California State University, Channel Islands).

3. The Discreet Charm of the Leisure Class: Terence Davies's TheHouse of Mirth: Richard Porton (Cineaste magazine).

4. In Search of Adaptation: Prouvést and Film: Melissa Anderson(CUNY Graduate Center).

5. The Grapes of Wrath: Thematic Emphasis through Visual Style:Vivian C. Sobchack (UCLA).

6. Cape Fear and Trembling: Familial Dread: Kirsten Thompson(Wayne State University).

7. The Carnival of Repression: German Left Wing Politics and TheLost Honor of Katarina Blum: Alexandra Seibel (New YorkUniversity).

8. Serial Time: Bluebeard in Stepford: Bliss Cua Lim (Universityof California, Irvine).

9. Boyz ‘N the Hood Chronotope: Spike Lee, Richard Price,and the Changing Authorship of Clockers: Paula J. Massood (BrooklynCollege, CUNY).

10. Defusing The English Patient: Patrick Deer (New YorkUniversity).

11. Carnivals and Goldfish: History and Crisis in The ButcherBoy: Jessica Scarlata (New York University).

12. Mild Revisionism, Failed Revolts: Esquivel's and Arau's LikeWater for Chocolate, A Retrospective View: Dianna C. Niebylski(University of Kentucky).

13. Beloved: The Adaptation of an American Slave Narrative: MiaMask (New York University).

14. Oral Traditions, Literature and Cinema in Africa: Mbye Cham(Howard University).

15. Memory and History in the Politics of Adaptation: Revisitingthe Partition of India in Tamas: Ranjani Mazundar (Jamia MilliaIslamia).

16. The Written Scene: Writers as Figures of CinematicRedemption: Paul Arthur (Montclair State University).

Index

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