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Theorizing Adaptation

Kamilla Elliott

Abstract

Asking why adaptation has been seen as more problematic to theorize than other humanities subjects, and why it has been more theoretically problematic in the humanities than in the sciences and social sciences, Theorizing Adaptation seeks to both explicate and redress “the problem of theorizing adaptation” through a metacritical history of theorizing adaptation from the late sixteenth century to the present, a metatheoretical theory of the relationship between theorization and adaptation in the humanities, and analysis of and experimentation with the rhetoric of theorizing adaptation. Adaptati ... More

Keywords: adaptation, adaptation studies, adaptation history, adaptation theory, figurative rhetoric, humanities, metacriticism, interdisciplinary, intermedial

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197511176
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197511176.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kamilla Elliott, author
Professor of Literature and Media, Lancaster University