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Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture

Adaptation, Awards Culture, and the Value of Prestige

Editors: Kennedy-Karpat, Colleen, Sandberg, Eric (Eds.)

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  • The only book that brings together discussions of adaptation and cultural awards 
  • Analyses and critiques a range of canonical and contemporary texts in literature, theatre, television, and film
  • Includes new perspectives on adaptations of well-known literary classics and offers timely critiques of contemporary works in a variety of media 
  • Discusses a variety of forms of adaptation, from the film remake to the literary adaptation to the way stage and screen performers function as intertexts
  • Contributors range from established scholars in adaptation studies to new voices in the field
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This book explores the intersection between adaptation studies and what James F. English has called the “economy of prestige,” which includes formal prize culture as well as less tangible expressions such as canon formation, fandom, authorship, and performance. The chapters explore how prestige can affect many facets of the adaptation process, including selection, approach, and reception. The first section of this volume deals directly with cycles of influence involving prizes such as the Pulitzer, the Man Booker, and other major awards. The second section focuses on the juncture where adaptation, the canon, and awards culture meet, while the third considers alternative modes of locating and expressing prestige through adapted and adaptive intertexts. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of adaptation, cultural sociology, film, and literature.

About the authors

Colleen Kennedy-Karpat is Assistant Professor at Bilkent University, Turkey.
Eric Sandberg is Assistant Professor at City University of Hong Kong.

Reviews

“A valuable and highly readable set of essays tracing the intimate relationship between the symbolic economy of prestige and the business of adaptation.” (James English, University of Pennsylvania, USA)

“A timely and wide-ranging investigation into the slippery nature of cultural prestige: who determines what it is; why it matters; and how it circulates and multiplies across media forms. As such, this volume constitutes an important addition to adaptation studies.” (Simone Murray, Monash University, Australia)

 “This impeccably edited and provocative collection thankfully ignores debates about textual fidelity and authorship, turning instead to questions of cultural capital and prestige in the circulation of adaptations.” (Dan Hassler-Forest, Utrecht University, Netherlands)

“This is a timely and welcome volume that will be highly valued by a range of readers, both for scholarship and for pleasure.” (Deborah Cartmell, De Montfort University, UK)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Adaptation, Awards Culture, and the Value of Prestige
Editors
  • Colleen Kennedy-Karpat
  • Eric Sandberg
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-52854-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-52854-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-52853-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85001-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 239
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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