Shakespeare, Bakhtin, and Film

A Dialogic Lens

Authors: Harrison, Keith

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  • The first book-length study to give sustained Bakhtinian thought to Shakespeare-inflected films
  • Analyzes a diverse set of films, ranging from Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood to Deepa Mehta’s Water
  • Draws upon a number of fields ranging in focus from feminism to Marxism, psychoanalysis, and post-colonial theory
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This book explores how Bakhtin’s ideas can illuminate the compelling but uneasy fusion of Shakespeare and cinema. With a wide variety of tones, languages, cultural orientations, and thematic concerns, film directors have updated, translated, transposed, fragmented, parodied, and geographically re-situated Shakespeare. Keith Harrison illustrates how Bakhtin’s interlinked writings in various fields can fruitfully be applied to an understanding of how the ongoing responsiveness of filmmakers to Shakespeare’s historically remote words can shape self-expressive acts of co-authoring in another medium. Through the use of such Bakhtinian concepts as the chronotope, heteroglossia, the carnivalesque, and polyphony, Harrison details how filmmakers—faithful to their specific cultures, genders, geographies, and historical moments—dialogically locate their particularity through Shakespeare’s presence.

About the authors

Keith Harrison is Academic Emeritus of English and Creative Writing & Journalism at Vancouver Island University, Canada. He has written two dozen scholarly essays on a variety of topics and has published five novels, including Eyemouth and Furry Creek. His literary papers are held in Special Collections at The Simon Fraser University Library, Canada.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Shakespeare, Bakhtin, and Film
Book Subtitle
A Dialogic Lens
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59743-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59743-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59742-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86692-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 263
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