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    Lewis, Ann and Arnold-de Simine, Silke (2020) Introduction. In: Lewis, Ann and Arnold-de Simine, Silke (eds.) Adapting the Canon: Mediation, Visualisation, Interpretation. Oxford, UK: Legenda, pp. 1-18. ISBN 9781781887080.

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    Book synopsis: Adapting the Canon brings together some of the most recent and exciting research in the growing field of adaptation studies, charting the passage of canonical texts across time, cultures and different media. Spanning several Humanities disciplines, the essays in this volume explore key questions about what adaptation means for the canonical work, focusing on texts adapted to and from English, French, German, Dutch, and Italian, from the medieval world to the twenty-first century. Adaptation is much more than the process by which great novels become films. In this rich selection of case studies, canonical figures such as Shakespeare, Voltaire, Kafka, Pound, Villon, Tasso, Calvino, Hugo, Valéry, Zola, Robert Louis Stevenson and Jane Austen are reimagined in a range of media which has never been so broad as today, from theatre, radio and television to the smartphone.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2022 13:43
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:52


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