New publication explores the value of prestige

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Adaptation, Awards Culture, and the Value of Prestige, the latest publication co-edited by Dr Eric SANDBERG and Dr Colleen KENNEDY-KARPAT, 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.

Dr Eric Sandberg, currently an Assistant Professor of Department of English, received his PhD in literature from the University of Edinburgh in 2010, and since then has taught at universities in Turkey, Japan, Finland and Hong Kong. His research interests range from modernism to the twenty-first century novel. He is also the lead researcher on an NOS-HS funded project on nostalgia in contemporary culture.

Period20 Apr 2018

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TitleNew publication explores the value of prestige
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Media name/outletCollege of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences News
Producer/AuthorCollege of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Date20/04/18
Linkwww.cityu.edu.hk/class/media_events/news_item.aspx?ref=149