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2015 | 63 | 11: Anglica | 259-273
Article title

“I came a long way to get here”: Narrative point of view, the trope of the journey and recontextualization in Kaye Gibbons’s Ellen Foster and its cinematic adaptation

Title variants
PL
„Przeszłam długą drogę, aby tutaj dotrzeć”: Narracyjny punkt widzenia, trop podróży i rekontekstualizacja w Kaye Gibbons Ellen Foster i jej filmowej adaptacji
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Abstracts
EN
The main theoretical aim of this article is to analyze the ways in which the narrative discourse and thematic concerns of Kaye Gibbons’s best-selling novel Ellen Foster (1987), the literary original, are creatively re-worked in a different medium—its cinematic adaptation, the Hallmark Hall of Fame film. Therefore, I seek to show how the narrative point of view of the novel Ellen Foster is transcoded to the film of the same name, and to what degree the thematic concerns of the literary precursor find their way into a different medium. I will also analyze the final words uttered by the narrator within the rhetoric and narrative logic of both media to see whether they are consistent with the cultural discourse the texts are engaged in.
PL
Przesłanką teoretyczną artykułu jest analiza procesu adaptacji dyskursu narracyjnego i rozległego spektrum tematycznego, przeprowadzona w oparciu o ekranizację powieści Kaye Gibbons Ellen Foster z 1987 r. Głównym celem artykułu jest ukazanie sposobu prezentacji narracyjnego punktu widzenia oraz zagadnień tematycznych przeniesionych z literackiego pierwowzoru do filmu o takim samym tytule z serii the Hallmark Hall of Fame. Dokładnej analizie zostały poddane słowa występujące w zakończeniu dzieł, posługujących się odmiennymi środkami przekazu, rozpatrywane w kontekście retorycznym i logicznym. Oddzielne miejsce zostało poświęcone kwestii spójności obydwu mediów z dyskursem kulturowym, w który się wpisują.
Contributors
  • Department of American Literature and Culture, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, ulanief@kul.pl
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Publication order reference
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