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Framing Empire: Postcolonial Adaptations of Victorian Literature in Hollywood

Jerod Ra'Del Hollyfield


This book examines postcolonial filmmakers adapting Victorian literature in Hollywood to contend with both the legacy of British imperialism and the influence of globalized media entities. Since decolonization, postcolonial writers and filmmakers have re-appropriated and adapted texts of the Victorian era as a way to 'write back' to the imperial centre. At the same time, the rise of international co-productions and multinational media corporations have called into question the effectiveness of postcolonial rewritings of canonical texts as a resistance strategy. With case studies of films like  ... More

Keywords: Postcolonial studies, film studies, film adaptation, Australian cinema, Victorian literature, settler colonial studies, Bollywood, South-African film, Hollywood, adaptation studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474429948
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474429948.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jerod Ra'Del Hollyfield, author
Western Kentucky University