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Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture

Queer/Adaptation

A Collection of Critical Essays

Editors: Demory, Pamela (Ed.)

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  • Marks the first scholarly text to focus on the intersection of Queer theory and Adaptation theory
  • Theorises about the queerness of adaptation itself
  • Includes a variety of approaches such as textual analysis, authorship, reception, genre analysis, performance, history, nationality, and production
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About this book

This collection of essays illuminates the intersection of queer and adaptation. Both adaptation and queerness suffer from the stereotype of being secondary: to identify something as an adaptation is to recognize it in relation to something else that seems more original, more authentic. Similarly, to identify something as queer is to place it in relation to what is assumed to be “normal” or “straight.” This ground-breaking volume brings together fifteen original essays that critically challenge these assumptions about originality, authenticity, and value. The volume is organized in three parts: The essays in Part I examine what happens when an adaptation queers its source text and explore the role of the author/screenwriter/director in making those choices. The essays in Part II look at what happens when filmmakers push against boundaries of various kinds: time and space, texts and bodies, genres and formats. And the essays in Part III explore adaptations whose source texts cannot be easily pinned down, where there are multiple adaptations, and where the adaptation process itself is queer. The book includes discussion of a wide variety of texts, including opera, classic film, genre fiction, documentary, musicals, literary fiction, low-budget horror, camp classics, and experimental texts, providing a comprehensive and interdisciplinary introduction to the myriad ways in which queer and adaptation overlap. 

About the authors

Pamela Demory is on the faculty of the University of California at Davis, USA. She has published numerous articles on both film adaptation and queer film and television, including “Queer Adaptation,” in The Routledge Companion to Adaptation Studies (2018).  She is the co-editor of Queer Love in Film and Television (Palgrave 2013) and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Popular Culture.

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“Whether or not a given adaptation’s cast includes characters who happen to be gay or lesbian or transgender, isn’t there a sense in which the very process of adaptation itself, which calls into question the boundaries and identities of all the texts it treats, is queer? And if it is, don’t adaptation studies and queer studies have a great deal to learn from each other? Using a remarkable variety of case studies and approaches, Pamela Demory and her fourteen contributors explore these questions with wit and brio. Readers are bound to come away enlightened, provoked, and maybe even queered.” (Thomas Leitch, University of Delaware, USA)

 

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-05306-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-05305-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Queer/Adaptation
Book Subtitle
A Collection of Critical Essays
Editors
  • Pamela Demory
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-05306-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-05306-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-05305-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 268
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
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