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This is a multifaceted examination of the phenomenon of adaptation across genres, time, and space.This issue of "Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics" addresses literary and artistic adaptations comprehensively. It offers articles on adaptations and appropriations of textual and visual material, focusing on adapting works from one genre to another, from one discourse to another, and from one medium to another. Transformation, modification, and 'writing back' in the process of adaptation are analyzed and contextualized.The volume covers adaptation of, among other things, novels into films, sacred texts into literary works, rituals into installation art, historical documents into narrative texts, art objects into poetic discourse, folk legends into dramatic works, ideological positions into fables, erotic verses into Sufi lessons, and e-mails and personal diaries into performances. The contributors are from Africa, America, Asia, and Europe. Between them they cover postcolonial adaptations, gendered appropriations, and literary rewriting of the past, as well as theoretical and esthetic dimensions of such artistic adaptations. Examples are given from Egyptian, Iraqi, Kuwaiti, Pakistani, American, British, Andalusian, and sub-Saharan African works. There are also translations related to the topic of adaptation, and testimonies by writers who have adapted works across genres.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9789774161957
ISBN-10: 9774161955
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 114mm x 25mm)
Pages: 500
Imprint: The American University in Cairo Press
Publisher: The American University in Cairo Press
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2008
Country of Publication: Egypt

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Author Biography - Ferial J. Ghazoul

FERIAL J. GHAZOUL is a professor in the English and Comparative Literature Department at the American University in Cairo.

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