Yvonne Griggs’ Bloomsbury Introduction to Adaptation Studies


Since the late 1990s, introductory books in this field have expired due to the diversity of research methods and methods for adaptation methods, the changing subject matter and the growing interdisciplinary direction. Therefore, Yvonne Griggs’ Bloomsbury Introduction to Adaptation Studies seems to be a timely addition to the existing literature, especially for strategic reasons: as the first nominal “introduction” to the adaptation studies, it is bound to increase the visibility of the field. Griggs should applaud and advocate “an innovative, process-driven approach to research adaptive research” to illustrate “the mechanisms for adaptation through a series of creative exercises”. Potential readers should note that although its main title is the book, it is not so much an introduction to the field of adaptation studies as an introduction to ways of engaging analytically with adaptations as texts and with adaptation as a textual and creative practice and process.


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