Cloth $150.00 ISBN: 9780708325940 Published August 2013 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Adapting Nineteenth-Century France

Literature in Film, Theatre, Television, Radio and Print

Kate Griffiths and Andrew Watts

Kate Griffiths and Andrew Watts

Distributed for University of Wales Press

288 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Cloth $150.00 ISBN: 9780708325940 Published August 2013 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Adapting Nineteenth-Century France draws on six canonical novelists and the ways their works have been transformed in a variety of media to reconsider our approach to the study of adaptation. Kate Griffiths and Andrew Watts examine film, theater, television, radio, and print adaptations of the works of Balzac, Hugo, Flaubert, Zola, Maupassant, and Verne, and, in doing so, cast new light on their source texts and on notions of originality and authorial borrowing. This volume will serve as an invaluable reference for students and scholars of both film and multimedia studies and French literature.
Bradley Stephens, University of Bristol
“In this volume, key literary works are situated within a highly active network of diverse impulses that extend the critical focus beyond the usual concern of scholars. . . . This major study attentively probes the multimedia and multifaceted dynamics of adaption.”
Susan Harrow, University of Bristol
“Griffiths and Watts break new ground in their invigorated intermedial exploration of the adaptive afterlives of leading nineteenth-century French novelists. This significant contribution traverses literary criticism, adaptation studies, and media studies, bringing compelling insights, not least in the rarely studied areas of radio and television adaptation.”
Contents

Series Editors’ Preface

Acknowledgements

 

Introduction

      Kate Griffiths

Chapter 1: Labyrinths of Voices: Emile Zola, Germinal and Radio

      Kate Griffiths

Chapter 2: Diamond Thieves and Gold Diggers: Balzac, Silent Cinema and the Spoils of Adaptation

      Andrew Watts

Chapter 3: Fragmented Fictions: Time, Textual Memory and the (Re) Writing of Madame Bovary

      Andrew Watts

Chapter 4: Les Misérables, Theatre and the Anxiety of Excess

      Andrew Watts

Chapter 5: Chez Maupassant: The (In) Visible Space of Television Adaptation

      Kate Griffiths

Chapter 6: Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours: Verne, Todd, Coraci and the Spectropoetics of Adaptation

      Kate Griffiths

Conclusion

      Andrew Watts

 

Bibliography

Index

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