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Adaptation, intertextuality and (re)defining adaptation studies

Authored by: Sarah Cardwell

The Routledge Companion To Adaptation

Print publication date:  April  2018
Online publication date:  April  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138915404
eBook ISBN: 9781315690254
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315690254-3

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Abstract

‘Adaptation studies’ today is a massively expanded and proliferating field. From medium-specific versus comparative approaches, to intertextuality and metatextuality, onwards to intermediality and transmediality, twenty-first-century adaptation studies has broadened its original scope from literary/theatrical adaptations on screen to innumerable permutations and degrees of adaptation and related practices. Eclectic interpretations of individual adaptations have burgeoned. Scholars from far beyond the traditional enclaves of literature or film departments contribute to the subject’s growth.

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