Download or read book Adaptation in Young Adult Novels PDF or another Format written by Dana E. Lawrence and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2020-09-03 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Adaptation in Young Adult Novels argues that adapting classic and canonical literature and historical places engages young adult readers with their cultural past and encourages them to see how that past can be rewritten. The textual afterlives of classic texts raise questions for new readers: What can be changed? What benefits from change? How can you, too, be agents of change? The contributors to this volume draw on a wide range of contemporary novels – from Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series and Megan Shepherd's Madman's Daughter trilogy to Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones – adapted from mythology, fairy tales, historical places, and the literary classics of Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, among others. Unpacking the new perspectives and critiques of gender, sexuality, and the cultural values of adolescents inherent to each adaptation, the essays in this volume make the case that literary adaptations are just as valuable as original works and demonstrate how the texts studied empower young readers to become more culturally, historically, and socially aware through the lens of literary diversity.
Author : Michael Marokakis
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release Date : 2022-07-29
ISBN 10 : 9781000617801
Pages : 262 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 ( users)
Download or read book Shakespearean Spaces in Australian Literary Adaptations for Children and Young Adults PDF or another Format written by Michael Marokakis and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-07-29 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shakespearean Spaces in Australian Literary Adaptations for Children and Young Adults offers a comprehensive examination of Shakespearean adaptations written by Australian authors for children and Young Adults. The 20-year period crossing the late-twentieth and early twenty-first centuries came to represent a diverse and productive era of adapting Shakespeare in Australian literature. As an analysis of Australian and international marketplaces, physical and imaginative spaces and the body as a site of meaning, this book reveals how the texts are ideologically bound to and disseminate Shakespearean cultural capital in contemporary ways. Combining current research in children’s literature and Bourdieu’s theory of cultural capital deepens the critical awareness of the status of Australian literature while illuminating a corpus of literature underrepresented by the pre-existing concentration on adaptations from other parts of the world. Of particular interest is how these adaptations merge Shakespearean worlds with the spaces inhabited by young people, such as the classroom, the stage, the imagination and the gendered body. The readership of this book would be academics, researchers and students of children’s literature studies and Shakespeare studies, particularly those interested in Shakespearean cultural theory, transnational adaptation and literary appropriation. High school educators and pre-service teachers would also find this book valuable as they look to broaden and strengthen their use of adaptations to engage students in Shakespeare studies.
Download or read book Adaptation in Young Adult Novels PDF or another Format written by Dana E. Lawrence and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2022-03-24 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Both Flesh and Monument': The Immortal Life of Literature through Adaptation Dana E. Lawrence and Amy L. Montz -- Part One: Representation Matters -- 1. Re-visioning Rosaline: Or, Romeo and Juliet Are Dead Fiona Hartley-Kroeger -- 2. Inhabiting the House of Edith Wharton's Fiction: Rewriting the Captive Woman in Deborah Noyes's The Ghosts of Kerfol -- Indu Ohri -- 3. Rewriting The Great Gatsby : Questioning Identity and Morality in Sara Benincasa's Great Lisa M. Valenzuela-- 4. LGBTQIA Fairy Tales: Queering Cinderella in Lo's Ash and Donoguhue's "The Tale of the Shoe" Dalila Forni -- 5. 'Wherever the Flame Was Brightest': Identity and Assimilation in Rick Riordan's Greek Mythological Adaptations for Young Adults Saffyre Falkenberg -- Part Two: Literature and Popular Culture -- 6. Jane Eyre in Space: Adapting Bronte's Novel for Young Adult Fans of Sci-Fi and Fantasy Tara Moore -- 7. Megan Shepherd's The Madwoman Trilogy and the Female Voice: The Twenty-First-Century Young Adult Adaptation of Frankenstein and the Frankenstein Franchise Melanie A. Marotta -- 8. Austen, Wollstonecraft, and Zombies: Female Autonomy in Jane Austen's Popular Canon Eileen Totter -- 9. A Twist in Time or a Break in Narrative: Adapting the Disney Classic Canon for a Young Adult Audience Michelle Anya Anjirbag and Madeleine Hunter Part Three: Making the Past Present.
Download or read book Children's Books on the Big Screen PDF or another Format written by Meghann Meeusen and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2020-06-15 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Children’s Books on the Big Screen, Meghann Meeusen goes beyond the traditional adaptation approach of comparing and contrasting the similarities of film and book versions of a text. By tracing a pattern across films for young viewers, Meeusen proposes that a consistent trend can be found in movies adapted from children’s and young adult books: that representations of binaries such as male/female, self/other, and adult/child become more strongly contrasted and more diametrically opposed in the film versions. The book describes this as binary polarization, suggesting that starker opposition between concepts leads to shifts in the messages that texts send, particularly when it comes to representations of gender, race, and childhood. After introducing why critics need a new way of thinking about children’s adapted texts, Children’s Books on the Big Screen uses middle-grade fantasy adaptations to explore the reason for binary polarization and looks at the results of polarized binaries in adolescent films and movies adapted from picture books. Meeusen also digs into instances when multiple films are adapted from a single source such as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and ends with pragmatic classroom application, suggesting teachers might utilize this theory to help students think critically about movies created by the Walt Disney corporation. Drawing from numerous popular contemporary examples, Children’s Books on the Big Screen posits a theory that can begin to explain what happens—and what is at stake—when children’s and young adult books are made into movies.
Download or read book Young Adult Gothic Fiction PDF or another Format written by Michelle J. Smith and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2021-06-15 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection is the first to focus exclusively on twenty-first-century young adult Gothic fiction. The essays demonstrate how the contemporary resurgence of the Gothic signals anxieties about (and hopes for) young people in the twenty-first century. Changing conceptions of young adults as liminal figures, operating between the modes of child and adult, can be mobilised when combined with Gothic spaces and concepts in texts for young people. In young adult Gothic literature, the crossing of boundaries typical of the Gothic is often motivated by a heterosexual romance plot, in which the human or monstrous female protagonist desires a boy who is not her ‘type’. Additionally, as the Gothic works to define what it means to be human – particularly in relation to gender, race, and identity – the volume also examines how contemporary shifts and flashpoints in identity politics are being negotiated under the metaphoric cloak of monstrosity.
Download or read book Shakespeare for Young People PDF or another Format written by Abigail Rokison-Woodall and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-01-01 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The search to find engaging and inspiring ways to introduce children and young adults to Shakespeare has resulted in a wide variety of approaches to producing and adapting Shakespeare's plays and the stories and characters at their heart. This book explores the range of productions, versions, and adaptations of Shakespeare aimed particularly at children or young people. It is the only comprehensive overview of its kind, engaging with a range of genres - drama, prose narrative, television and film - and including both British and international examples. Abigail Rokison covers stage and screen productions, shortened versions, prose narratives and picture books (including Manga), animations and original novels, plays and films rewriting Shakespeare. The book combines an informative guide to the productions and adaptations discussed with critical analysis of their relative strengths. It also has a practical focus including quotes from directors, actors, writers, teachers and young people who worked on or experienced the projects discussed.
Download or read book Adapting Frankenstein PDF or another Format written by Dennis R. Cutchins and published by Manchester University Press. This book was released on 2018-08-06 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited collection explores the afterlife of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in theatre and film, radio, literature and graphics novels, making a substantial contribution to the field of adaptation studies.
Download or read book Where is Adaptation? PDF or another Format written by Casie Hermansson and published by John Benjamins Publishing Company. This book was released on 2018-10-15 with total page 453 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Where is Adaptation? Mapping cultures, texts, and contexts explores the vast terrain of contemporary adaptation studies and offers a wide variety of answers to the title question in 24 chapters by 29 international practitioners and scholars of adaptation, both eminent and emerging. From insightful self-analyses by practitioners (a novelist, a film director, a comics artist) to analyses of adaptations of place, culture, and identity, the authors brought together in this collection represent a broad cross-section of current work in adaptation studies. From the development of technologies impacting film festivals, to the symbiotic potential of interweaving disability and adaptation studies, censorship, exploring the “glocal,” and an examination of the Association for Adaptation Studies at its 10th anniversary, the original contributions in this volume aim to trace the leading edges of this evolving field.
Author : Naomi Miller
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2013-10-15
ISBN 10 : 9781135363352
Pages : 304 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (135 users)
Download or read book Reimagining Shakespeare for Children and Young Adults PDF or another Format written by Naomi Miller and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-15 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Download or read book The Bloomsbury Introduction to Adaptation Studies PDF or another Format written by Yvonne Griggs and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-02-25 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From David Lean's big screen Great Expectations to Alejandro Amenábar's reinvention of The Turn of the Screw as The Others, adaptations of literary classics are a constant feature of popular culture today. The Bloomsbury Introduction to Adaptation Studies helps students master the history, theory and practice of analysing literary adaptations. Following an introductory overview of major debates and concepts, each chapter focuses on a canonical text and features: - Case study readings of adaptations in a variety of media, from film to opera, televised drama to animated comedy show, YA fiction to novel/graphic novel. - Coverage of popular appropriations and re-imaginings of the text. - Discussion questions and creative exercises throughout to guide students through their own analyses. - Annotated guides to further reading and viewing plus online resources. - The book also includes chapter overviews and a glossary of critical terms to give students quick access to key information for further study, reference and revision. The Bloomsbury Introduction to Adaptation Studies covers adaptations of: Jane Eyre; Great Expectations; The Turn of the Screw; The Great Gatsby.
Download or read book Teen Issues in S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders PDF or another Format written by David Erik Nelson and published by Greenhaven Publishing LLC. This book was released on 2012-06-11 with total page 163 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This critical volume explores S.E. Hinton's classic novel The Outsiders through the lens of teen issues. The text discusses a variety of topics, including Hinton's life and influences, whether the novel offers an overly romanticized view of teen life, and whether social bonds are important for economically disadvantaged teens. The book also explores contemporary perspectives on teen issues, such as a look at modern teen class divisions and the relationship between parenting, masculinity, and teen violence.
Download or read book The Differentiated Flipped Classroom PDF or another Format written by Eric M. Carbaugh and published by Corwin Press. This book was released on 2015-10-29 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ensure personalized student learning with this breakthrough approach to the Flipped Classroom! This groundbreaking guide helps you identify and address diverse student needs within the flipped classroom. You’ll find practical, standards-aligned solutions to help you design and implement carefully planned at-home and at-school learning experiences, all while checking for individual student understanding. Differentiate learning for all students with research-based best practices to help you: Integrate Flipped Learning and Differentiated Instruction Use technology as a meaningful learning tool Proactively use formative assessments Support, challenge, and motivate diverse learners Includes real-world examples and a resource-rich appendix.
Download or read book The Da Vinci Code (The Young Adult Adaptation) PDF or another Format written by Dan Brown and published by Delacorte Press. This book was released on 2016-09-13 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dan Brown’s mega-bestseller is now available for a new generation of readers. This young adult adaptation is the perfect way to get ready for Origin, the latest novel featuring the character Robert Langdon. It will remind fans everywhere why the New York Times calls The Da Vinci Code “blockbuster perfection.” Includes over twenty color photos showing important locations, landmarks, and artwork, taking readers from Paris to London and beyond! The greatest conspiracy of the past two thousand years is about to unravel. Robert Langdon, professor of religious symbology at Harvard, is in Paris to give a lecture. At the reception that follows, he is scheduled to meet with a revered curator from the world-famous Louvre museum. But the curator never shows up, and later that night Langdon is awakened by authorities and told that the curator has been found dead. He is then taken to the Louvre—the scene of the crime—where he finds out that baffling clues have been left behind. Thus begins a race against time, as Robert Langdon becomes a suspect and, with the help of French cryptologist Sophie Neveu, must decipher a mystifying trail of clues that the two come to realize have been left specifically for them. If Robert and Sophie cannot solve the puzzle in time, an ancient truth could be lost forever—and they themselves might end up as collateral damage. Praise for the adult edition of The Da Vinci Code “WOW . . . Blockbuster perfection. An exhilaratingly brainy thriller. Not since the advent of Harry Potter has an author so flagrantly delighted in leading readers on a breathless chase and coaxing them through hoops.”—The New York Times “A new master of smart thrills. A pulse-quickening, brain-teasing adventure.”—People
Author : Rachael McLennan
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2016-08-05
ISBN 10 : 9781317932604
Pages : 242 pages
Rating : 4.9/5 (317 users)
Download or read book Representations of Anne Frank in American Literature PDF or another Format written by Rachael McLennan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-08-05 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores portrayals of Anne Frank in American literature, where she is often invoked, if problematically, as a means of encouraging readers to think widely about persecution, genocide, and victimisation; often in relation to gender, ethnicity, and race. It shows how literary representations of Anne Frank in America over the past 50 years reflect the continued dominance of the American dramatic adaptations of Frank’s Diary in the 1950s, and argues that authors feel compelled to engage with the problematic elements of these adaptations and their iconic power. At the same time, though, literary representations of Frank are associated with the adaptations; critics often assume that these texts unquestioningly perpetuate the problems with the adaptations. This is not true. This book examines how American authors represent Frank in order to negotiate difficult questions relating to representation of the Holocaust in America, and in order to consider gender, coming of age, and forms of inequality in American culture in various historical moments; and of course, to consider the ways Frank herself is represented in America. This book argues that the most compelling representations of Frank in American literature are alert to their own limitations, and may caution against making Frank a universal symbol of goodness or setting up too easy identifications with her. It will be of great interest to researchers and students of Frank, the Holocaust in American fiction and culture, gender studies, life writing, young adult fiction, and ethics.
Download or read book Female Heroes in Young Adult Fantasy Fiction PDF or another Format written by Leah Phillips and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2023-01-26 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The heroic romance is one of the West's most enduring narratives, found everywhere, from religion and myth to blockbuster films and young adult literature. Within this story, adolescent girls are not, and cannot be, the heroes. They are, at best, the hero's bride, a prize he wins for slaying monsters. Crucially, although the girl's exclusion from heroic selfhood affects all girls, it does not do so equally- whiteness and able-bodiedness are taken as markers of heightened, fantasy femininity. Female Heroes in Young Adult Fantasy Fiction explores how the young female-heroes of mythopoeic YA, a Tolkienian-inspired genre drawing on myth's world-creating power and YA's liminal potential, disrupt the conventional heroic narrative. These heroes, such as Tamora Pierce's Alanna the Lioness, Daine the Wildmage, and Marissa Meyer's Cinder and Iko, offer a model of being-hero, an embodied way of living and being in this world that disrupts the typical hero's violent hierarchy, isolating individuality, and erasure of difference. In doing so, they push the boundaries of what it means to be a hero, a girl, and even human.
Author : Jacqueline Goldfinger
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release Date : 2022-08-16
ISBN 10 : 9781000637052
Pages : 146 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 ( users)
Download or read book Writing Adaptations and Translations for the Stage PDF or another Format written by Jacqueline Goldfinger and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-08-16 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Writing Adaptations and Translations for the Stage is a practical guide for writing adapted works for theatrical performance. Broadway translator and dramaturg Allison Horsley and award-winning playwright and educator Jacqueline Goldfinger take readers step-by-step through the brainstorming, writing, revision, and performance processes for translations and adaptations. The book includes lectures, case studies, writing exercises, and advice from top theater professionals on the process of creating, pitching, and producing adaptations and translations, covering a wide range of topics such as jukebox musicals, Shakespeare adaptations, plays from novels, theater for young adults, and theater in translation and using Indigenous language. Artists who share their wisdom in this book include: Des McAnuff (Tony Award), Emily Mann (Tony Award), Dominique Morisseau (Broadway Adaptor, Tony Award nominee, MacArthur Genius Fellow), Lisa Peterson (Obie Award, Lortel Award), Sarah Ruhl (Broadway Playwright, Tony Award nominee, Pulitzer Prize finalist, MacArthur Genius Fellow), and Tina Satter (Broadway Director, Obie Award, Guggenheim Fellowship). The book also features interviews with artists working both in the US and internationally, as well as guest columns from artists who work in less traditional adaptive forms including cabaret, burlesque, opera, community-engaged process, and commercial theater. Writing Adaptations and Translations for the Stage is an essential resource for students and instructors of Dramatic Writing, Playwriting, and Creative Writing courses and for aspiring playwrights.
Download or read book Just Mercy (Adapted for Young Adults) PDF or another Format written by Bryan Stevenson and published by Delacorte Press. This book was released on 2018-09-18 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The young adult adaptation of the acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestseller Just Mercy--now a major motion picture starring Michael B. Jordan, Jaime Foxx, and Brie Larson and the subject of an HBO documentary feature! In this very personal work--adapted from the original #1 bestseller, which the New York Times calls "as compelling as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so"--acclaimed lawyer and social justice advocate Bryan Stevenson offers a glimpse into the lives of the wrongfully imprisoned and his efforts to fight for their freedom. Stevenson's story is one of working to protect basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society--the poor, the wrongly convicted, and those whose lives have been marked by discrimination and marginalization. Through this adaptation, young people of today will find themselves called to action and compassion in the pursuit of justice. A portion of the proceeds of this book will go to charity to help in Stevenson's important work to benefit the voiceless and the vulnerable as they attempt to navigate the broken U.S. justice system. A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A BOOKLIST EDITORS' CHOICE FEATURED ON CBS THIS MORNING A NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR PRAISE FOR JUST MERCY: A TRUE STORY OF THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE: "It's really exciting that young people are getting a version tailored for them." --Salon "A deeply moving collage of true stories. . . . This is required reading." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Compassionate and compelling, Stevenson's narrative is also unforgettable." --Booklist, starred review PRAISE FOR JUST MERCY: A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION: "Gripping. . . . What hangs in the balance is nothing less than the soul of a great nation." --DESMOND TUTU, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate "Important and compelling." --Pulitzer Prize-winning author TRACY KIDDER "Inspiring and powerful." --#1 New York Times bestselling author JOHN GRISHAM