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Adapting Tristram Shandy

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dc.contributor.author Young, Adria
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-07T17:34:19Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-07T17:34:19Z
dc.date.issued 2011-09-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/14250
dc.description.abstract Laurence Sterne’s The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, has been noted as an unconventional eighteenth-century novel and it has long been considered unadaptable and unfilmable. In the last decade, however, two popular adaptations of Tristram Shandy have appeared in new media forms: Martin Rowson’s 1996 graphic novel and Michael Winterbottom’s 2005 film. Since Sterne’s text denies the kind of transfer typical of literary adaptations, Rowson and Winterbottom adapt the conceptual elements. Through adaptation and media theory, this thesis defines the Shandean elements of Sterne’s novel and locates the qualities of the text retained in adaptation. Rowson and Winterbottom adapt the conceptual properties of Tristram Shandy, ‘the spirit of the text,’ into two distinct mediums. In an exploration of the conventions of each medium, this thesis argues that the adaptations of Tristram Shandy are true to its spirit, and both successfully adapt the unadaptable novel. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Satire en_US
dc.subject Media en_US
dc.subject Film en_US
dc.subject Remediation en_US
dc.subject Adaptation en_US
dc.subject Graphic novel en_US
dc.subject Eighteenth-century novel en_US
dc.subject Tristram Shandy en_US
dc.subject Visuality en_US
dc.subject Bawdiness en_US
dc.title Adapting Tristram Shandy en_US
dc.date.defence 2011-08-31
dc.contributor.department Department of English en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Arts en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner Dr. Richard Davies en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Dr. Leonard Diepeveen en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. David McNeil en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Dr. Trevor Ross 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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