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This essay reconstructs a forgotten crisis in American letters and film: President Theodore Roosevelt's unpopular campaign to make The Battle Hymn of the Republic the nation's poem in 1908 and the poem's popular film adaptation in 1911. As the cinematic response to poetry's failure as a national...
This article reconsiders the sexual politics of the novel and film versions of The Go-Between by focussing on the representation of its antiheroine, Marion. For many critics, Marion personifies the gap between appearance and reality that pervades the Edwardian country house, whose sexual...
The Ethics of Alterity: Adapting Queerness in Brokeback Mountain addresses issues of audience, asking what happens to an authors intentions for her audience when they are translated into a new medium. My texts here are Annie Proulxs Brokeback Mountain and Ang Lees 2005 adaptation, and I focus on...
Jim Jarmuschs 1995 film Dead Man goes beyond merely quoting some lines from the poet and artist William Blake (17571827) and is in fact a screen adaptation with a narrative, characters, themes, and symbols largely based on his literary works. The film is an allegory and an anti-Western that...
I present a reading of the Quay Brothers film Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream People Call Human Life (1995) and Robert Walsers original novel Jakob von Gunten: EinTagebuch (1909), which not only compares the two works but also attempts to use both texts to open up a reading of what Gerard...
This article addresses Do Phool (1958), Abdul Rashid Kardars film adaptation of Johanna Spyris classic childrens novel Heidi (1880). Kadars film reconfigures Spyris vision of the Romantic child within the idiom of popular Hindi cinemawith its particular performance traditions and mythological...
Catherine Hardwickes adaptation of the fairy tale Little Red Riding Hood has received harsh criticism from reviewers, critics, and scholars, especially in terms of a predictable teen love triangle la Twilight; but I would argue that many have been too swift in dismissing the film, released in...
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