Literary Women on the Screen: The Representation of Women in Films Based on Imaginative Literature

Literary Women on the Screen: The Representation of Women in Films Based on Imaginative Literature

by Inger Christensen
     
 

Professor Christensen's insightful study is an original piece of research that contributes to our understanding of film adaptations and what happens when women characters in literary texts become women characters in films.
The method - to do detailed comparative analyses of eight novels/films, two each from the 1930s, 1960s, and 1980s, and two directed by women

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Professor Christensen's insightful study is an original piece of research that contributes to our understanding of film adaptations and what happens when women characters in literary texts become women characters in films.
The method - to do detailed comparative analyses of eight novels/films, two each from the 1930s, 1960s, and 1980s, and two directed by women - enables one to get a sense of how adaptations have changed over time without sacrificing the meticulous analysis that is necessary to conduct a close comparison of how characters are represented in novels and films.
In addition, Professor Christensen's clear normative position - the Christian feminism specifically defined in the introduction - informs her analyses and leads at times to fresh, new, challenging positions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783261044525
Publisher:
Herbert Lang Et Compagnie AG, Buchhandlung, Antiquariat
Publication date:
02/28/1992
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

The Author: Inger Christensen is Associate Professor at the University of Bergen, Norway. She has earlier published two books - The Meaning of Metafiction (1981) and The Shadow of the Dome: Organicism and Romantic Poetry (1985) - as well as articles on 19th and 20th century British and American literature.

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