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Readings - please note information next to each text relating to specific chapters
1. Adapting Drama
Othello by This second edition of Othello has a new, illustrated introduction by leading American scholar Ayanna Thompson, which addresses such key issues as race, religion and gender, as well as looking at ways in which the play has been adapted in more recent times.Othello is one of Shakespeare's great tragedies-written in the same five-year period as Hamlet, King Lear, and Macbeth. The new introduction attends to the play's different meanings throughout history, while articulating the historical context in which Othello was created, paying particular attention to Shakespeare's source materials and the evidence about early modern constructions of racial and religious difference. It also explores the life of the play in different historical moments, demonstrating how meanings and performances develop, accrue, and metamorphose over time. The volume provides a rich and current resource, making this best-selling play edition ideal for today's students at advanced school and undergraduate level.
Call Number: 822.33 SHA
Publication Date: 2016
3. Adapting Short Fiction
4. Adapting the Postmodern novel
Call Number: 823.91 DUM
Publication Date: 2003
Call Number: DVD 823.91 REB
Publication Date: 1940
Call Number: 823.91 MCE
Publication Date: 2001
Call Number: DVD 791.4372 ATO
Publication Date: 2007
Call Number: E Book
Publication Date: 2001
Pages 59-73 'Black rams tupping white ewes: race vs gender in the final scene of six Othellos'
Callaghan, D. (1998) 'Forum: race and the study of Shakespeare: what's at stake in representing race?', Shakespeare Studies, 26, pp. 21-26
Crowdus, G. (1998) ‘Words, words, words: recent Shakespearean films’, Cineaste, 23 (4), pp. 13-19.
Parker, P. (1993) ‘Othello and Hamlet: dilation, spying, and the “secret place” of woman’, Representations, 44, pp. 60-95
Royster, F.T. (1998) ‘Forum: race and the study of Shakespeare: the "end of race" and the future of early modern cultural studies’, Shakespeare Studies, 26, pp. 59-69.
Arnold, D. L. G. (2003) ‘Fearful pleasures, or “I am twice the man”: the re-gendering of Ichabod Crane’, Literature/Film Quarterly 31 (1), pp. 33-39.
Greven, D. (2004) ‘Troubling our heads about Ichabod: ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’: classic American literature and the sexual politics of homosocial brotherhood’, American Quarterly 56 (1), pp. 83-110
Kevorkian, M. (2003) ‘“You must never move the body!” Burying Irving’s text in Sleepy Hollow’, Literature/Film Quarterly 31 (1), pp. 27-32.
Tim Burton: The monster and the crowd, a post jungian perspective by Tim Burton's films are well known for being complex and emotionally powerful. In this book, Helena Bassil-Morozow employs Jungian and post-Jungian concepts of unconscious mental processes along with film semiotics, analysis of narrative devices and cinematic history, to explore the reworking of myth and fairytale in Burton's gothic fantasy world. The book explores the idea that Burton's lonely, rebellious 'monstrous' protagonists roam the earth because they are unable to fit into the normalising tendencies of society and become part of 'the crowd'. Divided into six chapters the book considers the concept of the archetype in various settings focusing on: the child the monster the superhero the genius the maniac the monstrous society. Tim Burton: The Monster and the Crowd offers an entirely fresh perspective on Tim Burton's works. The book is essential reading for students and scholars of film or Jungian psychology, as well as anyone interested in critical issues in contemporary culture. It will also be of great help to those fans of Tim Burton who have been searching for a profound academic analysis of his works.
Call Number: 791.430233 BAS
Publication Date: 2010
Jays, D. (2007) ‘First love, last rites.’ Sight and Sound, 17 (10), pp. 34-35
McFarlane, B. (2008) ‘Watching, writing and control: Atonement.’ Screen Education, 49, pp. 8-16.
Winder, R. (2001) 'Between the acts.' New Statesman, September, pp. 49-50.
Witmer, J. D. (2007) ‘Irretrievable Deeds.’ American Cinematographer: The International Journal of Film and Digital Production Techniques, 88 (12), pp. 32-47.
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