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Item Open AccessAdaptation and nostalgia(Oxford University Press, 2020) Kennedy-Karpat, Colleen; Kennedy-Karpat, ColleenThis essay highlights the shared critical terrain of adaptation and nostalgia: how they critically juxtapose the past with the present, and how they underscore the impossibility of return while also relying on prior experience. It also explores nostalgia’s effect on personal responses to adaptations and its interaction with textual form. Drawing from various areas of literary, media, and performance studies, including film adaptations of children’s literature, Watchmen and its screen adaptations, and Disney’s live-action remakes, this essay underscores how both nostalgia and adaptation are inherently multivalent concepts, and how they each rely on perspective to generate critical meaning. Item Open AccessBill Murray and Wes Anderson, or the curmudgeon as muse(Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2014) Kennedy-Karpat, Colleen; Kunze, P. C.As Melena Ryzik joked in a report from a Golden Globes after-party, “Ain’t no party like a Bill Murray party, because a Bill Murray party don’t stop.”1 Although it was meant to encapsulate the antics of a single evening, Ryzik’s observation resonates beyond one star-studded gala into the arc of Murray’s entire career, and director Wes Anderson has certainly enjoyed a Bill Murray party that seems like it won’t soon stop. Item Open AccessCem Yılmaz and genre parody in Turkish national cinema(Taylor and Francis, 2020) Örsler, M. Mert; Kennedy-Karpat, Colleen; Örsler, M. Mert; Kennedy-Karpat, ColleenCem Yılmaz has become nearly synonymous with Turkish comedy through comedies like Arif V 216 (2018). Taking this film as its focus, this article situates Yılmaz among his competitors while tracing his roots in Turkish entertainment by discussing his relationship to mid-twentieth-century Yeşilçam and to the meddah storytelling tradition. ©, Copyright Taylor & Francis. Item Open AccessGeneration kill and the new screen combat(Taylor and Francis Inc., 2016) Yüksel, M.; Kennedy-Karpat, Colleen; Froula, A.; Takacs, S.No one could accuse the American cultural industries of giving the Iraq War the silent treatment. Between the 24-hour news cycle and fictionalized entertainment, war narratives have played a significant and evolving role in the media landscape since the declaration of war in 2003. Iraq War films, on the whole, have failed to impress audiences and critics, with notable exceptions like Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker (2008), which won the Oscar for Best Picture, and her follow-up Zero Dark Thirty (2012), which tripled its budget in worldwide box office intake.1 Television, however, has fared better as a vehicle for profitable, war-inspired entertainment, which is perhaps best exemplified by the nine seasons of Fox’s 24 (2001-2010). Situated squarely between these two formats lies the television miniseries, combining seriality with the closed narrative of feature filmmaking to bring to the small screenand, probably more significantly, to the DVD market-a time-limited story that cultivates a broader and deeper narrative development than a single film, yet maintains a coherent thematic and creative agenda. Item Open AccessParis in the dark: Going to the movies in the city of light, 1930–1950.(Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., 2021-05-19) Kennedy-Karpat, Colleen; Kennedy-Karpat, Colleen Item Open AccessTeaching L’Opéra-Mouffe (1958)(Intellect, 2022) Kennedy-Karpat, Colleen; Kennedy-Karpat, ColleenThis article describes the advantages of teaching Agnès Varda’s early short film L’Opéra-Mouffe, known in English as Diary of a Pregnant Woman, in an introductory course on film form. This award winning, sixteen-minute film offers a compelling demonstration of the core characteristics of the essay film, along with readily teachable examples of visual metaphor, cinematography, sound, and editing. Its cultural and auteurist contexts can also complement a variety of curricular topics, including the French New Wave and Left Bank creators, post war France, and feminist filmmaking. Finally, its focus on Varda’s personal experience of pregnancy also makes L’Opéra-Mouffe an ideal vehicle to introduce radical feminist pedagogies that recognize and value personal experience as a valid way of knowing about the world. Item Open AccessTrash cinema and Oscar gold: Quentin Tarantino, intertextuality, and industry prestige(Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) Kennedy-Karpat, Colleen; Kennedy-Karpat, Colleen; Sandberg, E.Known for making movies about movies, writer-director Quentin Tarantino reached new heights of Oscar success with the intertextual war film Inglourious Basterds (2009) and the allusive representation of slavery in Django Unchained (2012). This chapter examines both films through the lens of industry recognition by looking at how the history of writing awards at the Academy indicates a shifting relationship to the kind of multi-sourced, cinema-focused adaptation that Tarantino undertakes. The categorization of Tarantino’s writing under ‘Original Screenplay’ shows how contemporary awards culture defines both adaptation and originality, while his success with awards voters has started new cycles of prestige and pushed industry focus away from conventional representations of war and white-centred representation of race relations. Item Open Access“Virtual Varda”: sustainable legacies, digital communities, and scholarly postcards(Duke University Press, 2021-05-01) Kennedy-Karpat, Colleen; Kennedy-Karpat, ColleenThis article presents the story of a symposium dedicated to the life and legacy of Agnès Varda and its move online due to COVID-19, reflecting on this process and its implications for future scholarship. Based on this experience, and using Varda's own late-career digital transition as a model, the author interrogates the potential for online platforms to serve as a kind of scholarly postcard that offers accessible and more sustainable practices for sharing research and building more resilient and inclusive academic communities. Item Open AccessViviane romance: queen of the 1930s femmes fatales(Phaeton Publishing, 2015) Kennedy-Karpat, Colleen; Abecassis, M.; Block, M.