English Literature
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English Literature | 5 | 2018

Film Adaptation as the Art of Expansion
The Visual Poetics of Marleen Gorris in Mrs. Dalloway

Polina Rybina
Lomonosov Moscow State University
rybina_polina@hotmail.com

DOI 10.30687/EL/2420-823X/2018/05/004

Submitted 20 Sep 2018
Accepted 02 Nov 2018

Abstract

his article discusses changes in central metaphors through which contemporary adaptation studies strive to chart the enormous territory of film adaptations that exists today. Previously concerned with privileging literary texts over their media ‘replays’, these ‘new wave’ studies tend to prioritize other aspects of the adaptation process: intertextual overwriting (Stam 2005), reappropriation of the literary past for the sake of the present (Sanders 2015), exploitation of literature (Cartmell 2017), etc. Departing from the metaphor of ‘competition’ between media (Jameson 2011), we suggest that the adaptation process be discussed as the art of expansion. The key issue in this research lies in bringing to the forefront the filmmaker’s visual poetics and the place his/her adaptation has among other cinematic works of the same period. This article shows how Marleen Gorris’s Mrs. Dalloway (1997) reveals its ‘expansive’ potential when read both through the lens of the heritage film style and the previous filmmaker’s work, Antonia’s Line (1995).

Keywords
Film adaptation. Auteur adaptation. Visual poetics. Film adaptation effects. The heritage film. Woolf. Gorris. Mrs. Dalloway.

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Rybina Polina

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Film Adaptation as the Art of Expansion

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Journal Article

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en

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http://doi.org/10.14277/EL/2420-823X/2018/05/004

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his article discusses changes in central metaphors through which contemporary adaptation studies strive to chart the enormous territory of film adaptations that exists today. Previously concerned with privileging literary texts over their media ‘replays’, these ‘new wave’ studies tend to prioritize other aspects of the adaptation process: intertextual overwriting (Stam 2005), reappropriation of the literary past for the sake of the present (Sanders 2015), exploitation of literature (Cartmell 2017), etc. Departing from the metaphor of ‘competition’ between media (Jameson 2011), we suggest that the adaptation process be discussed as the art of expansion. The key issue in this research lies in bringing to the forefront the filmmaker’s visual poetics and the place his/her adaptation has among other cinematic works of the same period. This article shows how Marleen Gorris’s Mrs. Dalloway (1997) reveals its ‘expansive’ potential when read both through the lens of the heritage film style and the previous filmmaker’s work, Antonia’s Line (1995).

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English Literature

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Vol. 5 | Num. 1 | Dicembre 2018

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Edizioni Ca’ Foscari - Digital Publishing

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2018-12-17

dc.dateAccepted

2018-09-20

dc.dateSubmitted

2018-11-02

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2385-1635

dc.identifier.eissn

2420-823X

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Creative Commons 4.0 Attribution alone

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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Film adaptation

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Auteur adaptation

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Visual poetics

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Film adaptation effects

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The heritage film

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Woolf

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Gorris

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Mrs

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Dalloway

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