October 10, 2017

New Book: Adaptation, Awards Culture, and the Value of Prestige

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Written by: fundasenova

Assist. Prof. Dr. Colleen Kennedy-Karpat has co-edited a new collection of essays titled Adaptation, Awards Culture, and the Value of Prestige, published by Palgrave Macmillan as part of the Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture series.

The book explores how different forms of cultural prestige—awards, the canon, and audience engagement, for example—are reflected in adaptations across and within media forms. It contains essays that discuss authors ranging from Jane Austen to Alison Bechdel and media ranging from television to film and from theater to graphic novels.

Each section covers a different aspect of prestige and adaptation. The first looks at how awards affect the circulation of texts across media forms, including essays from Thomas Leitch, Laurence Raw, Joanna Mansbridge, and the book’s co-editor Eric Sandberg. The second section looks at how adaptations in visual media treat canonical authors’ work, featuring chapters from Jeffrey E. Jackson, Priyanjali Sen, Anne-Marie Scholz, and Michael Saffle. The final section considers socially designated prestige alongside more formal indicators of cultural esteem, with chapters from Kennedy-Karpat, Laura Mee, and Anna Blackwell.

About the Author

Funda Şenova Tunalı joined the Department of Communication and Design in 2012. She received her BFA, MFA and PhD degrees in Graphic Design at Bilkent University, Ankara, and a European Media MA degree in Image Synthesis and Computer Animation at the Faculty of Art, Media and Technology, Utrecht School of the Arts, Hilversum, NL. She is working on digital typography, user interface design and contemporary sound design.