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The adaptation of history : essays on ways of telling the past

Author: Laurence Raw; Defne Ersin Tutan
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection of essays looks at the question "What is history?" and how history is shaped in different socioeconomic contexts. The writers take a transdisciplinary approach, in the belief that everyone who deals with history constructs narratives of the past to make sense of the present as well as to determine their future courses of action"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laurence Raw; Defne Ersin Tutan
ISBN: 9780786472543 0786472545
OCLC Number: 816654605
Description: viii, 233 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: What Does "Adapting" History Involve? / Defne Ersin Tutan and Laurence Raw --
Mainstream History. "Glorifying the American Girl": Adapting an Icon / Cynthia J. Miller --
Adapting Dachau: Intertexuality and Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island / Walter C. Metz --
The GDR Founding Myth: Adapted History in Children's and Young Adults' Fiction of Post-War Germany and the GDR / Anne Klaus --
Kneehigh Theatre's Brief Encounter: "Live on Stage-Not the Film" / Claudia Georgi --
The Worst of Youth: Mario Martone's Noi Credevamo as a Contested Historical Adaptation / Marco Grosoli --
Cinematic Reinventions of the 1825 Decembrist Uprising in Post-Revolutionary Soviet Russia / Dunja Dogo --
"The Physicists Have Known Sin": Hollywood's Depictions of the Manhattan Project, 1945-1995 / A. Bowdoin Van Riper --
Adapting History and the History of Adaptation / Clare Foster --
The Crisis of Adapting History in Zimbabwe / Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni --
Adapting Archaeological Landscapes: Re-Presenting Ireland's Heritage / Manjree Khajanchi --
Alternative History. Palimpsests of History in Sebastian Barry's The Secret Scripture / Golden Hatipoglu --
Interpreting the Vietnam War from a Vietnamese American Perspective / Yuki Obayashi --
Re-Inscribing Sovereignty: History, Adaptation, and Medicine in the Poetry of Deborah Miranda / Rose Gubele --
Recuperating, Re-Membering and Resurrecting the Old South: Historical Adaptation in Caroline Gordon's Penhally and None Shall Look Back / Tanfer Emin Tunì --
Looking Beyond the Moving Moments: Adaptation, Digitization and Amateur Film Footage as Visual Histories / Heather Norris Nicholson --
Recasting the Past in the Personal Present: History, Film and Adaptation / Gerald Duchovnay, Eric Gruver, Charles Hamilton and Hayley Hasik.
Responsibility: edited by Laurence Raw and Defne Ersin Tutan ; forewordist, James M. Welsh.

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"This collection of essays looks at the question "What is history?" and how history is shaped in different socioeconomic contexts. The writers take a transdisciplinary approach, in the belief that everyone who deals with history constructs narratives of the past to make sense of the present as well as to determine their future courses of action"--

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