Literature, Film, and Their Hideous Progeny

Adaptation and ElasTEXTity

  • Julie Grossman

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Julie Grossman
      Pages 1-22
  3. Journeys and Authorship

  4. Textual and Marginal Identities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Julie Grossman
      Pages 83-104
    3. Julie Grossman
      Pages 126-143
  5. Immersive Theater and the Monstrous Avant-Garde

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 195-228

About this book


This book posits adaptations as 'hideous progeny,' Mary Shelley's term for her novel, Frankenstein . Like Shelley's novel and her fictional Creature, adaptations that may first be seen as monstrous in fact compel us to shift our perspective on known literary or film works and the cultures that gave rise to them.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Julie Grossman
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of English and Communication and Film StudiesLe Moyne CollegeUSA

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