Teaching Literary Theory Using Film Adaptations

Teaching Literary Theory Using Film Adaptations

by Kathleen L. Brown

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786439331
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 02/26/2009
Pages: 219
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Kathleen L. Brown is an English professor at Stevenson University near Baltimore, Maryland. She has had a life-long fascination with film adaptations and serves on the executive board of the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Foreword 1

Preface 7

Introduction 9



PART I. TEACHING LITERARY THEORY: PAIRING LITERARY CRITICISM WITH FILM ADAPTATIONS

1. Psychoanalytic Criticism 22

The Awakening by Kate Chopin

The End of August (1982) and Grand Isle (1992)

2. Cultural Criticism 64

A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

3. Thematic Criticism 100

“Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of

Early Childhood” by William Wordsworth

Splendor in the Grass (1961)



PART II. TEACHING LITERARY AND ADAPTATION THEORY

4. Classifying Adaptations Through Image Patterns 146



Conclusion 189

Bibliography 197

Index 207

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