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TRAD. : an examination of narrative adaptation across popular media

May, Anthony (2007) TRAD. : an examination of narrative adaptation across popular media. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

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Abstract

'Trad.' is a collection of short stories and a critical essay that explores a number of issues involved in the adaptation of stories from one popular medium to another. Some problems of adaptation involve questions of the integrity or authenticity of both the original and adapted works. These problems are often made more difficult when the adaptation is made across different media forms. This thesis explores the transformation from popular song to short story in a popular mode in two ways. The first way is based on the recognition of the problems of determining authenticity when the processes of transmission are subject to such great variety as in popular song. The second way is to explore the question of the available popular forms of narrative for the adapted product. In each case, this thesis attempts its investigation in a practical mode through the variety of stories and the way in which they utilise contemporary narrative strategies.

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ID Code: 20187
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Glover, Stuart
Keywords: folk song, short stories, adaptation, popular media, cross-media
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 28 Apr 2009 15:37
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2011 05:52

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