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Adapting Gaskell

Screen and Stage Versions of Elizabeth Gaskell’s Fiction

Editor(s): Loredana Salis
Contributors: Alan Shelston, Raffaella Antinucci, Dr Brenda Mckay, Thomas Recchio, Katherine Byrne, Marcia Marchesi,

Book Description

“This book offers a range of perspectives on Elizabeth Gaskell and adaptation. The contributors – Alan Shelston, Raffaella Antinucci, Thomas Recchio, Brenda McKay, Katherine Byrne, Patricia Marchesi, Marcia Marchesi and Loredana Salis – discuss the afterlives of Gaskell’s fiction, from the author as adaptor of her own work to the role of the BBC in re-inventing Gaskell’s narratives.

Loredana Salis is to be congratulated for bringing together a collection that tackles the remediation of Gaskell’s fiction from Gaskell’s own time to the 21st century, enabling her to join those authors, most prominently, Shakespeare, Austen and Dickens, who have received full-length book studies on adaptations of their work. The collection, as a whole, seems to confirm the notion that since the inception of film, the number of adaptations of an author’s work equates to the writer’s canonical status. No doubt, this book will prompt many more investigations into the adaptability of Elizabeth Gaskell’s fiction.”
– Deborah Cartmell, De Montfort University, Leicester


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5141-1
ISBN-10: 1-4438-5141-8
Date of Publication: 01/11/2013
Pages / Size: 185 / A5
Price: £39.99


Loredana Salis (MA in Irish Literature in English, PhD in English Literature) is Researcher at the University of Sassari, Italy. Her interests include migrant and gender(ed) narratives, and the contemporary reworking of classical myths. She has published articles on Marlowe, Dickens, Gaskell, Heaney and Edna O’Brien, as well as two monographs, Miti antichi, storie d’oggi (Pellegrini Editore, 2009) and Stage Migrants: Representations of the Migrant Other in Modern Irish Drama (CSP, 2010).