The Adaptation of History: Essays on Ways of Telling the Past

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Laurence Raw, Defne Ersin Tutan
McFarland, Nov 12, 2012 - Performing Arts - 244 pages
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This collection of essays asks the question "What is history?" and considers how history is shaped in different socioeconomic contexts. The writers take a transdisciplinary approach, in the belief that everyone who deals with history--including professional historians, novelists, and poets--constructs narratives of the past to make sense of the present as well as to determine their future courses of action. With contributions from a variety of specialists in media studies, literature, history and anthropology, this book breaks new ground in adaptation studies.
  

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Contents

Adapting Cinema + History Cinematic History? James M Welsh
1
What Does Adapting History Involve? Defne Ersin Tutan and Laurence Raw
7
Mainstream History
25
Alternative History
153
About the Contributors
223
Index
227
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About the author (2012)

Laurence Raw has published extensively in the field of film adaptations and performance. He teaches in the Department of English at Baskent University in Ankara, Turkey. Defne Ersin Tutan teaches in the Department of American Culture and Literature at Baskent University in Ankara, Turkey.

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