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A Theory of Adaptation





ISBN 9780415539388
Published August 27, 2012 by Routledge
304 Pages

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A Theory of Adaptation explores the continuous development of creative adaptation, and argues that the practice of adapting is central to the story-telling imagination. Linda Hutcheon develops a theory of adaptation through a range of media, from film and opera, to video games, pop music and theme parks, analysing the breadth, scope and creative possibilities within each.

This new edition is supplemented by a new preface from the author, discussing both new adaptive forms/platforms and recent critical developments in the study of adaptation.  It also features an illuminating new epilogue from Siobhan O’Flynn, focusing on adaptation in the context of digital media. She considers the impact of transmedia practices and properties on the form and practice of adaptation, as well as studying the extension of game narrative across media platforms, fan-based adaptation (from Twitter and Facebook to home movies), and the adaptation of books to digital formats.

A Theory of Adaptation is the ideal guide to this ever evolving field of study and is essential reading for anyone interested in adaptation in the context of literary and media studies.

Table of Contents

Preface to the 1st Edition  Preface to the Revised Edition  Chapter 1 Beginning to Theorize Adaptation  Chapter 2 What? (Forms)  Chapter 3 Who? Why? (Adapters)  Chapter 4 How? (Audiences)  Chapter 5 Where? When? (Contexts)  Chapter 6 Final Questions  Epilogue by Siobhan O’Flynn

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Biography

Linda Hutcheon is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto, Canada.

Siobhan O’Flynn is Senior Lecturer in the Canadian Studies Program at the University of Toronto, Canada and Adjunct Graduate Faculty in the OCADU/CFC Media Lab Digital Futures Masters Program.

Reviews

The reviewers were asked if advances in digital media should be covered, and all agreed that they should. Opinions of the current edition are as follows.

'Hutcheon’s book is intelligent and accessible, two features that, unfortunately, rarely come together in academic writing.' - Professor Stephannie Gearhart, Bowling Green State University, US

'Overall I think the book offers an excellent look at the tremendously broad sweep of adaption as it encompasses myriad media.' - Professor David Marshall, California State University San Bernardino, US

'Hutcheon is a terrific theorist and students respond well to the assertive, agenda-shaping approach of this textbook.' - Professor Julie Sanders, University of Nottingham, UK

'The book offers a strong introduction to the study of adaptations.' - Dr David Watson, Uppsala University, Sweden

'The book is good – very solid.' - Dr Joyce Goggin, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands