The Cambridge Companion to Literature on Screen

by Deborah Cartmell, Imelda Whelehan

Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature

This Companion offers a multi-disciplinary approach to literature on film and television. Writers are drawn from different backgrounds to consider broad topics, such as the issue of adaptation from novels and plays to the screen, canonical and popular literature, fantasy, genre and adaptations for children. There are also case studies, such as Shakespeare, Jane Austen, the nineteenth-century novel and modernism, which allow the reader to place adaptations of the work of writers within a wider context. An interview with Andrew Davies, whose work includes Pride and Prejudice (1995) and Bleak House (2005), reveals the practical choices and challenges that face the professional writer and adaptor. The Companion as a whole provides an extensive survey of an increasingly popular field of study.

  • Cambridge University Press; May 2007
  • ISBN: 9781139797962
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  • Title: The Cambridge Companion to Literature on Screen
  • Series: Cambridge Companions to Literature
  • Author: Deborah Cartmell (ed.); Imelda Whelehan (ed.)
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press

In The Press

"endeavors to change readers' notions of film adapatations as inferior to their literary counterparts...Summing up: Recommended."
-J.C. Tibbetts, University of Kansas, Choice