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Two Roads to Middle-earth Converge: Observing Text-based and Film-based Mental Images from TheOneRing.net Online Fan Community

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dc.contributor.author Grek Martin, Jennifer M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-06T14:16:12Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-06T14:16:12Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/14242
dc.description.abstract Mental imagery as a form of human cognition is still not well understood, particularly in the area of spatiality. This thesis attempts to find the relationship between the mental images of places created while reading a story (ekphrastic) and the mental images created while viewing a cinematic adaptation of that story. Using Bakhtin’s idea of chronotope, and Panofsky’s theory of iconography, associations can be made between places in text and film that inform the themes that readers/spectators identify and evaluate. Netlytic, an online text analysis tool, permits the analysis of online message board fan opinions of J.R.R. Tolkien’s and Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings according to themes of visualization and of place. Analysis of findings suggests that mental images created from the text and from the filmic adaptation are both passively and actively integrated in order to increase comprehension of spatial elements in Tolkien’s epic. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject visualization en_US
dc.subject mental imagery en_US
dc.subject The Lord of the Rings en_US
dc.subject online fan communities en_US
dc.subject text analysis en_US
dc.title Two Roads to Middle-earth Converge: Observing Text-based and Film-based Mental Images from TheOneRing.net Online Fan Community en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.date.defence 2011-08-23
dc.contributor.department School of Library & Information Studies en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Library and information Studies en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner Dr. Heather O'Brien en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator JoAnn Watson en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Anatoliy Gruzd en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Bruce Barber en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Dr. Vivian Howard en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Not Applicable en_US


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