Introduction: Not in Kansas Anymore: Adaptation Networks

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


In this chapter, I examine the manner by which definitions of adaptation draw boundaries between “adaptations” and other forms of sourced cultural and artistic production. I argue that the challenge of defining and delineating adaptation increases for works that have been adapted numerous times in a range of media and across multiple media platforms. Using The Wizard of Oz as a test case, I consider a myriad of Oz-based and Oz-inspired works within the model of a network. The adaptation network, I hold, is the aggregate of narrative moments, reference points, and iconography that comes to be associated with a particular work through successive acts of adaptation.


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  • Kate Newell
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  1. 1.Savannah College of Art and DesignSavannahUSA

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