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AbstractFor F. R. Leavis, parody ‘is always the worst enemy of creative genius’, and consequently ‘people who are really interested in creative originality regard the parodist’s game with distaste and contempt’. This paper challenges the pejorative intent of Leavis’s phrasing, developing the...
AbstractAn extensive hermeneutic and comparative literary tradition allows us to consider adaptation as a translator’s domestication (naturalization) device, which is welcomed by a readership lacking access to structurally or historically remote languages. However, when it comes to tangible...
Abstract Time travel cinema criticism frequently cites H.G. Wells’s fin-de-siècle novella The Time Machine (1895) as a master template for popular time travel narratives. Following the thirtieth anniversary of Back to the Future, a film still regarded in popular culture today as a landmark in...
AbstractThis essay examines how two of Orson Welles’s radio plays, ‘The Murder of Roger Ackroyd’ and ‘Huckleberry Finn’, blur the lines between radio’s commercial and artistic functions in order to deconstruct Welles’s radio celebrity and, by extension, media celebrity in general. These two...
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