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Subject/Keyword
Self
Adaptation
Audience
Type of item
Thesis
Degree grantor
University of Alberta
Author or creator
Friederichsen, Jessica L
Supervisor and department
Hart, Jonathan (Comparative Literature)
Examining committee member and department
Read, Daphne (English and Film Studies)
Sayed, Asma (Comparative Literature)
Department
Comparative Literature
Specialization

Date accepted
2012-01-05T10:21:05Z
Graduation date
2012-06
Degree
Master of Arts
Degree level
Master's
Abstract
Anthony Giddens writes that self-identity is constructed by the individual from the details of her own life. The individual arranges these details into a reflexive understanding of self that both accounts for her present circumstances and orients her in the social world. This process is much like that of textual adaptation: from the available information, the writer selects a cohesive set of details that reflects a current perspective. Using Linda Hutcheon’s theory of adaptation and theories of fandom as starting points, this thesis examines the audiences – knowing and unknowing – of different types of adaptation, including Bridget Jones’s Diary, Coleman Barks’s adaptations of Rumi, narrative videogames, and fanfiction. In these adaptations, the palimpsests of the originals allow the reader to participate in the creation of meaning, and through her interaction with these texts, the reader returns to her own process of identity construction.
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English
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