The afterlife of Wilkie Collins.

Malik, Rachel (2006) The afterlife of Wilkie Collins. In: The Cambridge companion to Wilkie Collins. Bourne Taylor, Jenny, ed. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 181-193. ISBN 0 521 54966 3. [Book Section]


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.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Media > English Language and Literature
Item ID: 405
Depositing User: Repository team
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2008 14:35
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:11

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