Title Information

A Companion to Literature and Film

Edited by: Robert Stam and Alessandra Raengo
eISBN: 9780631230533
Print publication date: 2004


Subject Literature
Media Studies » Film Studies

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631230533.2004.x

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A Companion to Literature and Film

A Companion to Literature and Film provides state-of-the-art research on world literature, film, and the complex theoretical relationship between them. Twenty-five essays by international experts cover the most important topics in the study of literature and film adaptations.

Contributors explore, in a highly innovative and groundbreaking way, important topics in the field. These include:

  • • Key issues such as dialogism, hidden intertextuality, and adaptation as readings, critiques, and rewritings of source novels
  • • Cultural concerns including iconophobia and the word/image wars
  • • Theoretical issues such as ‘transécriture’ and ‘intermediality’
  • • Genre topics including ‘hagiopic’ and the apocalyptic film
  • • The relationship with other media, including photography and painting
  • • Consideration of format, including seriality, and diverse source material
  • • Thematic subjects such as hetero-masculinity in The Talented Mr Ripley and libertinage in the work of Eric Rohmer.

The combination of theory and sophisticated readings of novels and adaptations adds up to a tour de force that reshapes and reconfigures the very field of literature and film studies.

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Stam, Robert and Alessandra Raengo (eds). A Companion to Literature and Film. Blackwell Publishing, 2004. Blackwell Reference Online. 25 February 2017 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9780631230533_9780631230533>



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