The afterlife of Wilkie Collins.

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Malik, R. 2006. The afterlife of Wilkie Collins. in: Bourne Taylor, J. (ed.) The Cambridge companion to Wilkie Collins Cambridge Cambridge University Press. pp. 181-193
Chapter titleThe afterlife of Wilkie Collins.
AuthorsMalik, R.
Abstract

An examination of the various adaptations of Wilkie Collins's novels from early silent film through the classic teatime serial to contemporary television and sensation fiction. The chapter traces the media and reading relations that shaped Collins's fiction (including drama, magazine publication and reading aloud). This initial context, implicitly shaped by horizons of the publishable, reveals important continuities between the reception contexts of the serial novel, early film and the classic serial. Contemporary novelistic accounts of Collins and sensation fiction – however stylistically close – are, by contrast, markedly differently in the reading practices they propose.

Research GroupEnglish Language and Literature
Page range181-193
Book titleThe Cambridge companion to Wilkie Collins
EditorsBourne Taylor, J.
PublisherCambridge University Press
Place of publicationCambridge
ISBN
Hardcover0 521 54966 3
Publication dates
Print23 Nov 2006
Publication process dates
Deposited11 Nov 2008
Output statusPublished
LanguageEnglish
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