Description - A Companion to Literature and Film by Robert Stam
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 "transecriture" 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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Author Biography - Robert Stam
Robert Stam is University Professor at New York University. His many books include Film Theory: An Introduction (Blackwell, 2000), Unthinking Eurocentrism: Multiculturalism and the Media (with Ella Shohat, 1994), and Subversive Pleasures: Bakhtin, Cultural Criticism and Film (1989). With Toby Miller, he is the editor of Film and Theory (Blackwell, 2000) and The Blackwell Companion to Film Theory (2000). Alessandra Raengo is finishing her PhD in the Cinema Studies Department at New York University, where she occasionally teaches. Her dissertation explores race and vernacular social criticism in American culture between 1945 and 1968. Among her publications are The Birth of Film Genres (1999) and The Bounds of Representation (2000), both multilingual volumes edited with Leonardo Quaresima and Laura Vichi.