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Britain colonized : Hollywood's appropriation of British literature

Author: Jennifer M Jeffers
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Palgrave Macmillan pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This study explores Hollywood's invention of Britain through the adaptation of its literature. Utilizing Derrida's Margins of Philosophy , texts by Gilles Deleuze and his work with Felix Guattari,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Film adaptations
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer M Jeffers
ISBN: 9780230120990 0230120997
OCLC Number: 756279419
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Description: xii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Context and desire in the colonization of British literature --
Heritage and nostalgia: what remains of The remains of the day --
American cowboy in England: Possession --
Cinema's romance with the colonial: The English patient's "anticonquest" adventure --
Cool Britannia for sale: Trainspotting and Bridget Jones's diary --
Reterritorializing British masculinity for American consumption: Waterland and High fidelity --
Shakespeare's counterfeit signature: Shakespeare in love --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: by Jennifer M. Jeffers.

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