Adaptation Essay Prize

The Adaptation Essay Prize 2018

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About the Adaptation Essay Prize

The Adaptation Essay Prize is a new innovation from the journal, launched in 2011 to encourage the best new scholarship in the field. While the journal publishes many articles which focus on the relationship between literature and film, the Editors are particularly keen to publish work which challenges the primacy of that relationship: this might include essays on computer games, opera, popular music, animation, genre fiction or work with a wider theoretical sweep.

The Prize

The winner’s prize will consist of:

  • Publication of the winning paper in a volume of Adaptation
  • A year’s free print and online subscription to Adaptation

Other entries of sufficient quality may be invited to publish in the journal.

Entry requirements

The Essay Prize is open to anyone currently registered for either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree on any subject within adaptation studies. The entry must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Essays are to be no longer than 4,000 words, inclusive of footnotes and references should conform to Adaptation house style. The closing date will be 1st April 2018.

Click here for full details of the Essay Prize Requirements.

Submissions

Submissions for the essay competition must arrive no later than 1st April 2017. Entries must be made via the journal’s online submission system. If you have any general enquiries about the competition, please contact the Editor, Dr Deborah Cartmell, at djc@dmu.ac.uk.

Click here to read details on how to submit.

Previous Winners

Click the links below to read previous winners of the Adaptation Essay Prize free online:

2016

Transmedia Adaptation, or the Kinesthetics of Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
by Lida Zeitlin Wu

2014

Adapting Coriolanus: Tom Hiddleston's Body and Action Cinema
by Anna Blackwell

2013

Towards an Adaptation Network
by Kyle Meikle

2012

Pasolini's Splendid Infidelities: Un/Faithful Film Versions of The Thousand and One Nights
by Michael Lundell

2011

Franchising/Adaptation
by Clare Parody

Adaptation is an international, peer-reviewed journal, offering academic articles, film and book reviews, including both book to screen adaptation, screen to book adaptation, popular and ‘classic’ adaptations, theatre and novel screen adaptations, television, animation, soundtracks, production issues and genres in literature on screen.

Adaptation provides an international forum to theorise and interrogate the phenomenon of literature on screen from both a literary and film studies perspective.

For further information please consult the Oxford Journals site.

The new journal, Adaptation, and the new Association of Adaptation Studies, is a most welcome development in an area that has been for so long under-represented in academic circles. As a practitioner, I find it rather thrilling to be the object of scholarly investigation!”
– Andrew Davies – Screenwriter and novelist.

The Adaptation Essay Prize

The Adaptation Essay Prize is a new innovation from the Journal, launched in 2011 to encourage the best new scholarship in the field. While the journal publishes many articles that focus on the relationship between literature and film, the Editors are particularly keen to publish work which challenges the primacy of that relationship: this might include essays on computer games, opera, popular music, animation, genre fiction or work with a wider theoretical sweep. The Essay Prize is open to anyone currently registered for either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree on any subject within adaptation studies.

The winner of the 2014 Essay Prize is Anna Blackwell. Read her essay Adapting Coriolanus: Tom Hiddleston’s Body and Action Cinemafree for a limited time.

The winner of the 2013 Essay Prize was Kyle Meikle with Towards an Adaptation Network.

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