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This book offers new critical approaches for the study of adaptations, abridgments, translations, parodies, and mash-ups that occur internationally in contemporary children 's culture. It follows recent shifts in adaptation studies that call for a move beyond fidelity criticism, a paradigm that measures the success of an adaptation by the level of fidelity to the "original ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge
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Louise / Daisy May Johnson
Textual Transformations is a collection of chapter long essays dealing with diverse aspects of 'textual transformations', that is to say a certain form of 'transforming' of an original source text to something 'other' be that a mashup of Pride and Predjudice with Zombies, a sequel to Peter Pan, through to fanfiction based on the Chalet School series.

Of particular interest in this volume are chapters by Malini Roy, Lisa Migo, Nat Hurley and Maria Nikolajeva. Roy's chapter focuses on the work of '
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“No longer limited to the boundaries of their originary text, […] textual transformations demonstrate the wide applicability of texts for young people in the twenty-first century” (6). This is a helpful edited collection that pairs well with Hutcheon's _A Theory of Adaptation_.
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Benjamin Lefebvre's books include The L.M. Montgomery Reader, Volume 1: A Life in Print (UTP, 2013), Volume 2: A Critical Heritage (UTP, 2014), and Volume 3: A Legacy in Review (UTP, 2015); the collections of essays Textual Transformations in Children's Literature: Adaptations, Translations, Reconsiderations (Routledge, 2013) and Anne's World: A New Century of Anne of Green Gables (with Irene Gamm ...more

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