The Chronotope and the Study of Literary Adaptation : The Case of Robinson Crusoe

This paper proposes a reflection on the potential of the chronotope as a heuristic tool in the field of adaptation studies. My goal is to situate the chronotope in the context of adaptation studies, specifically with reg
This paper proposes a reflection on the potential of the chronotope as a heuristic tool in the field of adaptation studies. My goal is to situate the chronotope in the context of adaptation studies, specifically with regard to perhaps the most central treatise in the field of literary adaptation, Gérard Genette’s “Palimpsests: Literature in the Second Degree”, and to draw attention to perhaps one of the most overlooked works in the field of adaptation studies, Caryl Emerson’s chronotope-inspired “Boris Godunov: Transpositions of a Russian Theme”. I will demonstrate how the chronotope might be used in the study of literary adaptation by examining the relationships between Daniel Defoe’s “Robinson Crusoe”, its historical sources, and Michel Tournier’s twentieth-century adaptation of the Robinson story, “Friday”. My analysis draws upon three of the semantic levels of the chronotope presented in the introduction to this volume: (1) chronotopic motifs linked to two opposing themes: enthusiasm for European colonial expansionism and skepticism regarding the supremacy of European culture; (2) major chronotopes that determine the narrative structure of a text; and (3) the way in which such major chronotopes may be linked to broader questions of genre.
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Author:Tara Collington
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-245583
URL:http://www.oapen.org/xtf/download?type=document&collection=oapen&docid=377572
ISBN:978-90-382-1563-1
Parent Title (English):Bakhtin’s Theory of the Literary Chronotope : Reflections, Applications, Perspectives
Publisher:Academia Press
Place of publication:Gent
Editor:Nele Bemong, Pieter Borghart, Michel De Dobbeleer, Kristoffel Demoen, Koen De Temmerman, Bart Keunen
Document Type:Part of a Book
Language:English
Year of first Publication:2010
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2012/03/28
Tag:Chronotopos
SWD-Keyword:Bachtin, Michail M.; Defoe, Daniel / Robinson Crusoe; Erzähltheorie; Tournier, Michel / Vendredi ou la vie sauvage
Pagenumber:15
First Page:179
Last Page:193
Dewey Decimal Classification:800 Literatur und Rhetorik
Sammlungen:Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
BDSL-Classification:BDSL-Klassifikation: 03.00.00 Literaturwissenschaft > 03.03.00 Studien
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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