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Title: The Korean reception of British and Hollywood literary adaptations, 1986-2005.
Author: Pyeon , Jay Gill
Awarding Body: University of East Anglia
Current Institution: University of East Anglia
Date of Award: 2012
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The exhibition of British and Hollywood film adaptations of English literature has been one of the most significant cinema trends in Korea. Despite the growth of academic attention to British and Hollywood literary adaptations from the late -, 1990s, there has been virtually no research on the Korean reception of such literary adaptations. The purpose of this thesis is to map how literary adaptations, and especially Shakespeare films and film adaptations of English novels, have established a particular cultural presence in Korea; I therefore look at the historical and cultural contexts in which these films have circulated, examine the inter-textual relations between literature and film, and describe the reception of such literary adaptations by the press and by academic audiences. My investigation of the historical reception of British and Hollywood literary adaptations, particularly during the period from the mid-1980s to the mid-2000s, thus deals with both the industrial and commercial contexts in which literary adaptations have circulated, but also the ways in which they have impacted upon Korean culture in the process of reception. I focus in particular on key aspects of the critical reception of literary films in the Korean press and by the specialist audience of Korean scholars and academics, noting the impact of debates about such literary adaptations on academic developments in Korean universities. My research into academic negotiations between film and literature looks at the key issues, and themes identified by Korean scholars and academics who have considered film as pertinent to academic discourse, adopting a variety of critical perspectives and contributing to academic debates about the diversity of cultural representation. In this vein, my thesis maps how film adaptations of English literature have become' a significant cultural development in the Korean context.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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