The Cambridge Companion to Literature on Screen (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

The Cambridge Companion to Literature on Screen (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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Cambridge University Press, 5/10/2007
EAN 9780521614863, ISBN10: 0521614864

Paperback, 290 pages, 22.8 x 15.2 x 1.9 cm
Language: English

This Companion offers a multi-disciplinary approach to literature on film and television. Writers are drawn from different backgrounds to consider broad topics, such as the issue of adaptation from novels and plays to the screen, canonical and popular literature, fantasy, genre and adaptations for children. There are also case studies, such as Shakespeare, Jane Austen, the nineteenth-century novel and modernism, which allow the reader to place adaptations of the work of writers within a wider context. An interview with Andrew Davies, whose work includes Pride and Prejudice (1995) and Bleak House (2005), reveals the practical choices and challenges that face the professional writer and adaptor. The Companion as a whole provides an extensive survey of an increasingly popular field of study.

Literature on screen
a synoptic view Deborah Cartmell and Imelda Whelehan
Part I. Theories of Literature on Screen
1. Reading film and literature Brian McFarlane
2. Literature on screen, a history
in the gap Timothy Corrigan
Part II. History and Contexts
3. Gospel narratives on silent film Judith Buchanan
4. William Shakespeare, filmmaker Douglas Lanier
5. The nineteenth-century novel on film
Jane Austen Linda V. Troost
6. Modernism and adaptation Martin Halliwell
7. Postmodern adaptation
pastiche, intertextuality and re-functioning Peter Brooker
Part III. Genre, Industry, Taste
8. Heritage and literature on screen
Heimat and heritage Eckart Voigts-Virchow
9. 'Don't let's ask for the moon!'
reading and viewing the woman's film Imelda Whelehan
10. Post-classical fantasy cinema
The Lord of the Rings I. Q. Hunter
11. Adapting children's literature Deborah Cartmell
12. Literature on the small screen
television adaptations Sarah Cardwell
Part IV. Beyond the 'Literary'
13. Classic literature and animation
all adaptations are equal, but some are more equal than others Paul Wells
14. High fidelity? Music in screen adaptations Annette Davison
15. From screen to text
novelisation, the hidden continent Jan Baetens
16. A practical understanding of literature on screen
two conversations with Andrew Davies Deborah Cartmell and Imelda Whelehan.