Adapting John Green: From Print to Screen

Auteurs

  • Delphine Letort Le Mans Unviersité

Mots-clés :

adaptation filmique, célébrité, roman pour jeunes adultes, Vlogging, YouTube, celebrity, film adaptation, Young Adult novels

Résumé

Primarily known as a young adult author whose novels The Fault in our Stars and Paper Towns have been adapted to the silver screen, John Green has built a multimedia career that has broadened his popular appeal. This article examines the narrative and thematic strategies developed by the author across different media platforms, including YouTube which features many educational and entertaining videos (Crash Courses, TED talks, Vlogs, etc.). A comparative approach to Green’s productions spotlights the values endorsed by an author whose success relies on the proximity relationship he is able to maintain with his teenage audience.

 

L’adaptation cinématographique de Nos étoiles contraires et Margo ont fait connaître le nom de John Green, auteur de romans pour jeunes adultes qui a construit sa carrière et accru sa popularité en utilisant différents médias. Cet article envisage les stratégies narratives et thématiques développées l’auteur à travers différentes plateformes médiatiques, notamment YouTube où figurent de nombreuses vidéos à but éducatif et de divertissement (Crash Courses, TED talks, Vlogs, etc). Une approche comparative des productions de Green met en relief les valeurs mises en avant par un auteur dont le succès repose sur la proximité qu’il est capable de cultiver avec son public adolescent.

Biographie de l'auteur

Delphine Letort, Le Mans Unviersité

Delphine Letort is an Associate Professor in Anglophone Studies at the University of Le Mans (France), where she teaches American civilization and film studies. She has published Du film noir au néo-noir: mythes et stéréotypes de l’Amérique 1941-2008 (Paris, L’Harmattan, 2010) and The Spike Lee Brand: a Study of Documentary Filmmaking (Albany, SUNY, 2015). Her research focuses on the politics of representation in film adaptations, documentary filmmaking, biopics and African-American cinema. She has edited several journal issues: Les Pratiques documentaires: entre contestation et propagande (with Georges Fournier: Revue LISA/Lisa e-Journal, 2014); Exploring War Memories in American Documentaries (with Georges Fournier: Revue InMedia, 2014); Postcolonial Filmmaking in French-Speaking Countries (Black Camera, 2014); Panorama mondial du film noir (CinémAction, 2014); « Inspiré d’une vie »: le genre biopic en question (with Taïna Tuhkunen: Revue Lisa/Lisa e-Journal, 2016). She has co-edited several collective volumes: L’Adaptation cinématographique: premières pages, premiers plans (with Shannon Wells-Lassagne: Paris, Mare et Martin, 2014); La Culture de l’engagement au cinema (with Erich Fisbach: Rennes, PUR, 2015); Social Class on British and American Screens: Essays on Cinema and Television (with Nicole Cloarec and David Haigron: Jefferson, NC, McFarland, 2016). She serves on the advisory editorial board of Black Camera (Bloomington, Indiana) and has been the editor-in-chief of Revue LISA/LISA e-Journal since October 2016. She is the assistant director of the 3L.AM research center – Langues, Littératures, Linguistique at the Universities of Maine and Angers (<http://3lam.univ-lemans.fr/fr/index.html>).

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Publiée

2018-04-23

Comment citer

Letort, D. (2018). Adapting John Green: From Print to Screen. Publije, (1). Consulté à l’adresse https://revues.univ-lemans.fr/index.php/publije/article/view/46