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Adaptation and appropriation

Adaptation and appropriation

Sanders, Julie

Ranging across genres and using concepts from such diverse fields as musicology and the natural sciences, Julie Sanders looks at the complex debates surrounding adaptation and appropriation, offering a resource to students of film, literature and culture

Paperback, Hardback, Book. English.
Published London: Routledge, 2006
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Statement of responsibility: Julie Sanders
ISBN: 0415311713, 0415311721, 9780415311717, 9780415311724
Intended audience: Specialized.
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-178) and index.
Physical Description: [xi], 184 p. ; 21 cm.
Series: The new critical idiom
Subject: Film adaptations; Literature Adaptations.; Critical theory; Television adaptations


  1. Introduction
  2. Part 1: Defining Terms
  3. 1. What is adaptation?
  4. 2. What is appropriation
  5. Part 2: Literary Archetypes
  6. 3. 'Here's a strange alteration': Shakespearean Appropriations
  7. 4. 'It's an old story': Myth and Metamorphosis
  8. Modern metamorphoses
  9. Orphic narratives
  10. 5. 'Other Versions' of Fairy Tale and Folklore
  11. Part 3: Alternative Perspectives
  12. 6. Constructing Alternative Points of View
  13. 7. 'We "Other Victorians" '; or, Rethinking the Nineteenth Century
  14. 8. Stretching History; or, Appropriating the Facts
  15. 9. Appropriating the Arts and Sciences
  16. Afterword
  17. Glossary
  18. Bibliography

Author note

Julie Sandersis Professor of English Literature and Drama at the University of Nottingham, UK. Her previous publications include Novel Shakespeares(2001), which examines contemporary adaptations of Shakespeare by women novelists.