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Wiebe, Reginald, ed. Polyptych: Adaptation, television, and comics. Series in Critical Media Studies. Wilmington: Vernon, 2021. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-1-64889-130-4
BibTeX citation key: Wiebe2021
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Keywords: Adaptation, Collection of essays, TV
Creators: Wiebe
Publisher: Vernon (Wilmington)
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Through each of its chapters, Polyptych: Adaptation, Television, and Comics examines the complex dynamics of adapting serialized texts. The transmedial adaptation of collaborative and unstable texts does not lend itself to the same strategies as other, more static adaptations such as novels or plays. Building off the foundational work of Linda Hutcheon and Gérard Genette, Polyptych considers the analogy of adaptation as a palimpsest—a manuscript page that has been reused, leaving traces of the previous work behind—as needing to be reevaluated. A polyptych is a multi-panel artwork and provides a new model for analyzing how adaptation works when translating collaborative and unstable texts. Given that most television and comic books are episodic and serialized, and considering that both media are also the cumulative work of many artists, this book offers a series of distanced readings to reassess how adaptation works in this field. Comic book adaptations on television are plentiful and are nearly completely ignored in critical discussions of adaptation.
This collection focuses on texts that fall outside the most common subjects of study among the corpus and contributes to expanding the field of inquiry. The book features texts that are subjects of previous academic interest, as well as studies of texts that have never before been critically considered. It also includes an appendix that provides the first list of comic book adaptations on North American television.

Table of Contents

Reginald Wiebe: Introduction: Continuous Backgrounds

1. Brittany Reid: The Haunting of Riverdale: Reimaging Archie as Gothic Melodrama
2. Fernando Pagnoni Berns: From Comic Book to Road Narrative: The Incredible Hulk (1977–1982) as Serialized Drama
3. Jessica Camargo Molano and Alfonso Amendola: Television and comics: The case of iZombie
4. Reginald Wiebe: A convoy of jeeps: Serial adaptation in The Adventures of Tintin
5. Iris Haist: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Joss, and Kitty—The Impact of the Movie and the TV Series on Comics and vice versa
6. Lauren Chochinov: “What’s going on with you two?”: Queerness, Fandom, and Adaptation in The Legend of Korra Franchise
7. Katie Turcotte: Establishing Canon through Transmedial Narrative Strategies from Television to Comics: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the Morphin Grid
8. Neale Barnholden: The Family Plot: The 1964 Filmways Contract and The Addams Family as Transmedia Brand

Appendix: Neale Barnholden: Notable Television Adaptations

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