Adaptation, Awards Culture, and the Value of Prestige

  • Colleen Kennedy-Karpat
  • Eric Sandberg

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture book series (PSADVC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Colleen Kennedy-Karpat, Eric Sandberg
    Pages 1-20
  3. Adapting Award Winners, Awarding Adaptations

  4. Adaptation, Prestige, and the Canon

  5. Locating Prestige

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 231-239

About this book


This book explores the intersection between adaptation studies and what James F. English has called the “economy of prestige,” which includes formal prize culture as well as less tangible expressions such as canon formation, fandom, authorship, and performance. The chapters explore how prestige can affect many facets of the adaptation process, including selection, approach, and reception. The first section of this volume deals directly with cycles of influence involving prizes such as the Pulitzer, the Man Booker, and other major awards. The second section focuses on the juncture where adaptation, the canon, and awards culture meet, while the third considers alternative modes of locating and expressing prestige through adapted and adaptive intertexts. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of adaptation, cultural sociology, film, and literature.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Colleen Kennedy-Karpat
    • 1
  • Eric Sandberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Communication and DesignBilkent UniversityAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Department of EnglishCity University of Hong KongKowloonHong Kong

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