Adaptation in the Age of Media Convergence
Adaptation in the Age of Media Convergence
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Johannes Fehrle: Introduction. Adaptation in a Convergence Environment Regina Schober: Adaptation as Connection. A Network Theoretical Approach to Convergence, Participation, and Co-Production Bettina Soller: Filing off the Serial Numbers. Fanfiction and its Adaptation to the Book Market Eckart Voigts: From Paratext to Polyprocess. The "Quirky" Mashup Novel Costas Constandinides: "You Just Got Covered": YouTube Cover Song Videos as Examples of Para-Adaptation Benjamin Poore: Masters of the Universe? Viewers, the Media and Sherlock's Lead Writers Rüdiger Heinze: Alien Adapted (Again and Again): Fictional Universes between Difference and Repetition Joyce Goggin: "Everything is Awesome." Spreadability and The LEGO Movie Werner Schäfke: Localization as Adaptation in the Wolfenstein Franchise

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"As a transmedia process, adaptation invites, arguably demands, multiple disciplinary methods. The varied approach of Adaptation in the Age of Media Convergence does bring fresh perspectives to the topic and helps situate adaptation within larger transmedia processes."
- Liam Burke, Adaptation, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2020

Johannes Fehrle, Werner Schäfke-Zell (eds)

Adaptation in the Age of Media Convergence

This collection considers new phenomena emerging in a convergence environment from the perspective of adaptation studies. The contributions take the most prominent methods within the field to offer reconsiderations of theoretical concepts and practices in participatory culture, transmedia franchises, and new media adaptations. The authors discuss phenomena ranging from mash-ups of novels and YouTube cover songs to negotiations of authorial control and interpretative authority between media producers and fan communities to perspectives on the fictional and legal framework of brands and franchises. In this fashion, the collection expands the horizons of both adaptation and transmedia studies and provides reassessments of frequently discussed (BBC’s Sherlock or the LEGO franchise) and previously largely ignored phenomena (self-censorship in transnational franchises, mash-up novels, or YouTube cover videos).

Johannes Fehrle

Johannes Fehrle is assistant professor for American Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Graz.

Werner Schäfke-Zell

Werner Schäfke-Zell is assistant professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Copenhagen.