Film and Literature
An Introduction and Reader, 2nd Edition
Edited by Timothy Corrigan
Routledge – 2012 – 474 pages
The Routledge new edition of this classic book functions as an accessible introduction to the historical and theoretical exchanges between film and literature and also includes the key critical readings necessary for an understanding of this increasingly vibrant and popular field of adaption studies.
This new edition has been fully updated and is usefully separated into three sections: in the first section Timothy Corrigan guides readers through the history of film and literature to the present; the second section has expanded to reprint 28 key essays by leading theorists in the field including André Bazin, Linda Hutcheon and Robert Stam, as well as new essays by Timothy Corrigan and William Galperin; and the third section offers hands-on strategies and advice for students writing about film and literature.
Film and Literature will fill a gap for many film and literature courses and courses concentrating on the interplay between the two.
The companion website features an interactive timeline, extended filmography and comprehensive bibliography, by Geoff Wright, Samford University, USA. www.routledge.com/cw/corrigan
Striking the perfect balance between text and context, Corrigan’s volumes proves a wonderful tool for students as well as teachers.
Jan Baetens, Leuven Uni, Belgium
Corrigan’s Film and Literature offers an accessible history of the contentious intellectual relationship between literature and film as well as the often symbiotic history of their industrial relations. The selected readings cover an excellent range of influential, as well as cutting-edge, approaches to the area of study, and the concluding guide to writing about Film and Literature is a welcome addition.
Dr. Shelley Cobb, Southampton, UK
This text offers ‘the complete package’—containing history, theory, and praxis—for professors teaching courses in this growing field. Without a doubt, this will be the book I use for film and literature courses in the years to come.
Dr. Melissa Croteau, California Baptist University, USA
The Corrigan book admirably fulfills its roles as an overview on the subject and as an anthology of theoretical positions and critical approaches.
James Goodwin, University of California, USA
Corrigan’s lucid introduction to the phases of early cinema in respect of the intrinsic but often under-appreciated interface between literary and filmic forms of expression offers a concise, lucid and authoritative account of its genealogy and development.
Mike Ingham, Lingnan University, H.K.
Part I: Film and Literature in the Crosscurrents of History 1. The Prehistory of Film and Literature 2. Filming Literature: From Early Cinema to Classical Form, 1895-1925 3. Testing and Expanding the Value of Film and Literature, 1915-1940 4. Pens, Pulp, and the Crisis of the Word, 1940-1960 5. Academic Cinema and International Spectacles, 1960-1980 6. Books and Movies as Multimedia, 1990 to the Present Part 2: Documents and Debates 1. Adaptation Studies 2. Adaptation in History 3. Authors and Auteurs 4. Novels, Theater, Poetry, and Non-Fiction 5. Major Writers/Major Films: On William Shakespeare’s MacBeth and Jane Austen’s Emma 6. Beyond Film and Literary Texts Part 3: Writing about Film and Literature 1. Themes, Strategies, and Elements of Style 2. Genres and Other Topics 3. Writing about Film and Literature
Timothy Corrigan is Professor of English and Cinema Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. His work in Cinema Studies has focused on modern American and contemporary international cinema. His books include New German Film: The Displaced Image, The Films of Werner Herzog: Between Mirage and History, Writing about Film, A Cinema without Walls: Movies and Culture after Vietnam and The Essay Film: From Montaigne, After Marker. He is the editor of the journal Adaptation.
Welcome to the companion website for the Routledge new edition of Timothy Corrigan’s Film and Literature. This classic book functions as an accessible introduction to the history and theory of film and literature and also includes the key critical readings necessary for an understanding of this increasingly vibrant and popular area.
The new edition has been fully updated and is usefully separated into three sections: in the first section Timothy Corrigan guides readers through the history of film and literature to the present; the second section has expanded to reprint 28 key essays by leading theorists in the field including André Bazin, Linda Hutcheon and Robert Stam, as well as new essays by Timothy Corrigan and William Galperin; and the third section offers hands-on strategies and advice for students writing about film and literature.
The materials you will find on this site have been produced by Geoffrey A. Wright, Assistant Professor of English, Samford University, as an invaluable companion to the book itself.
What you will find on this website:
An Interactive Timeline of the relationship between film and literature, featuring a whole host of events stretching from the mid-nineteenth century through to the first decade of the twenty-first century. Each timeline event has an image, a text, discussion questions, a link to an online video clip, and a link to further online content.
Perfectly complementing the book, the timeline is designed to cover the history of cinema with an emphasis on the relationship between film and literature. Each event in the timeline has been carefully selected to represent key works, directors, genres, literary sources, and time periods. The associated discussion questions all have two sections: one for basic questions and one for advanced questions. Whilst the basic questions focus on the video clip and the online content provided, the advanced questions draw on the entire film (not just the video clip), film theory, the literary sources to the featured works, the online content provided, other relevant films, and relevant references to Corrigan’s book. In this way, students and instructors have a wide range of resources and activities at their disposal.
An Extended filmography comprising all of the films that are featured in the timeline plus all of the ancillary films mentioned in the event texts. Other relevant films are also included for further study.
A Comprehensive bibliography consisting of two key sections. The first section provides the bibliographic information for all of the literary sources to the films featured in the timeline. The second section provides a list of recommended scholarly readings for each timeline event, with complete bibliographic information.
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