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1989–2007: Adapt or Die

Thomas Leitch

Thomas Leitch is Professor of English at the University of Delaware, USA. His most recent books are Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age (2014) and The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The History of American Literature on Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Watching the skies, and looking within Although the history of American cinema is to a very great extent a history of popular genres like the Western, the gangster film, and the romantic comedy, surprisingly few genres are themselves...

It's About Time: A Brief History of Women in Space

Marie Lathers

Marie Lathers is Treuhaft Professor of French and Humanities at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She has published books and articles in the areas of feminist theory and popular culture, 19th-century French studies, and the relationship among women, art, and literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Space Oddities : Women and Outer Space in Popular Film and Culture, 1960–2000

Continuum, 2010

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...It's about two astronauts; it's about their fate; It's about a woman and her prehistoric mate.I’m sorry to have gone female on you, Major.At this writing, we are still waiting. I. Arrows of Time (Jerrie Cobb)Stephen Hawking's 1988...

Fannish Adaptations

Kyle Meikle

Kyle Meikle is Assistant Professor of Communication and English at the University of Baltimore, USA, and Film Reviews Editor for Adaptation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptations in the Franchise Era : 2001–16

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Portions of this chapter sample from ‘Pornographic Adaptation: Parody, Fan Fiction and the Limits of Genre’, Journal of Adaptation in Film & Performance 8:2 (2015): 123–40, with permission from Intellect, Ltd. When American Gods debuted...

Conclusion

Marie Lathers

Marie Lathers is Treuhaft Professor of French and Humanities at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She has published books and articles in the areas of feminist theory and popular culture, 19th-century French studies, and the relationship among women, art, and literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Space Oddities : Women and Outer Space in Popular Film and Culture, 1960–2000

Continuum, 2010

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...In fact, it is inconceivable to me that the world of outer space should be restricted to men only, like some sort of stag club.If black holes do exist, Kip will get one year of Penthouse.But Sally really wasn't an issue. After my tits joke,...

Conclusion

Martin Flanagan

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Martin Flanagan is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Salford, UK. His work studies the forms of contemporary Hollywood entertainment. As an author he has contributed to the New Review of Film and Television Studies and Scope, and the edited collections Web-Spinning Heroics (2012) and Film and Comic Books (2007). His monograph, Bakhtin and the Movies: New Ways of Understanding Hollywood Film (2009), explores and situates superheroic narratives within wider Hollywood generic traditions. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mike McKenny

Mike McKenny has covered the UK festival sector and provided feature articles for Film and Festivals. As a film programmer, he led community cinema Miniciné to win the national (UK) award for Best Film Programming in 2012. His academic training in Film and Business Studies has fostered a keen focus and understanding of business environments as they specifically pertain to modern entertainment organisations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Andy Livingstone

Andy Livingstone is a writer for Cinema 22 magazine and neophyte documentary filmmaker, working in Manchester’s independent cinema scene. Areas of focus in his academic program included transmedia and the marketing and genre placement of comic book adaptations, both of which subjects he considered in extended projects. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Marvel Studios Phenomenon : Inside a Transmedia Universe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...We have identified a number of important features to the Marvel Studios approach, and as its ‘cinematic universe’ escalates, with television the latest frontier, it might seem unstoppable. But even as Marvel Studios renews ideas about how...

Making Contact

Marie Lathers

Marie Lathers is Treuhaft Professor of French and Humanities at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She has published books and articles in the areas of feminist theory and popular culture, 19th-century French studies, and the relationship among women, art, and literature. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Space Oddities : Women and Outer Space in Popular Film and Culture, 1960–2000

Continuum, 2010

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...You son of a bitch … Jean-Luc, blow up the ship.Small moves, Ellie.The film Alien was innovative in several ways, including that it popularized the noun “alien” as a reference to extraterrestrials. Until then, “alien” had almost always been...

The New Diana Prince!

Joan Ormrod

Joan Ormrod is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. She is the editor of the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, co-author of Superheroes and Identities (2014) and has an extensive journals publication record. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Wonder Woman : The Female Body and Popular Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In 1968, an advertisement in the back of Wonder Woman 177 signalled a new story arc for one of the most radical revisions in Wonder Woman’s seventy-plus years. The copy read: ‘Can you believe you’re looking at Diana Prince? In the next...

Tie-ins, Tie-ups and Let-downs: Marvel’s Transmedia Empire

Martin Flanagan

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Martin Flanagan is Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Salford, UK. His work studies the forms of contemporary Hollywood entertainment. As an author he has contributed to the New Review of Film and Television Studies and Scope, and the edited collections Web-Spinning Heroics (2012) and Film and Comic Books (2007). His monograph, Bakhtin and the Movies: New Ways of Understanding Hollywood Film (2009), explores and situates superheroic narratives within wider Hollywood generic traditions. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mike McKenny

Mike McKenny has covered the UK festival sector and provided feature articles for Film and Festivals. As a film programmer, he led community cinema Miniciné to win the national (UK) award for Best Film Programming in 2012. His academic training in Film and Business Studies has fostered a keen focus and understanding of business environments as they specifically pertain to modern entertainment organisations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Andy Livingstone

Andy Livingstone is a writer for Cinema 22 magazine and neophyte documentary filmmaker, working in Manchester’s independent cinema scene. Areas of focus in his academic program included transmedia and the marketing and genre placement of comic book adaptations, both of which subjects he considered in extended projects. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Marvel Studios Phenomenon : Inside a Transmedia Universe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Marvel has had variable success with licensing its products to external producers for decades. The Marvel Cinematic Universe now takes a different approach, as Marvel Studios has attempted to create and control a continuity that spans all...

2007–18: Entertainment for Me

Thomas Leitch

Thomas Leitch is Professor of English at the University of Delaware, USA. His most recent books are Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age (2014) and The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The History of American Literature on Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The decline of the literary adaptation Despite the box office success of The Bridges of Madison County and the continued domination of the Academy Awards by films whose screenplay was based on material that had originally been presented...

Game Adaptations

Kyle Meikle

Kyle Meikle is Assistant Professor of Communication and English at the University of Baltimore, USA, and Film Reviews Editor for Adaptation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Adaptations in the Franchise Era : 2001–16

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Rose Da Silva, the intrepid protagonist of Christophe Gans’s Silent Hill (2006), spends much of the film’s first act in handcuffs. Moments after Rose reaches the titular ghost town in search of her missing daughter, a wary...