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Dr. Rachel MagShamhrain (Head of Department of German) has published a co-edited collection on Adaptation

Dr. Rachel MagShamhrain (Head of Department of German) has just published a co-edited collection with Palgrave Macmillan on Adaptation: as part of the Adaptation in Theatre and Performance Series (general editors Angelaki, V. and Reilly, K.): Process and Practice, Adaptation Considered as a Collaborative Art. The volume considers what is revealed about the relatively new discipline of adaptation studies when the act of adaptation is considered from the point of view of its collaborative processes.

Taking its case studies from across a range of fields of creative practice from literature to theatre, film and fine art, and bringing these fields into dialogue with one another, the volume has been positively reviewed as a unique contribution to the field: "[W]hile adaptation studies is a vibrant area for research publication, nothing like this is currently on the market [...] As such, I expect it to have a good shelf life." The volume features a contribution by Rachel MagShamhrain on adaptation as an act of "orthobiography", in which she considers possible creative interventions into the life and writing of dead authors. This research forms part of the emerging Research Cluster in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures on Life Writing.

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