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dc.contributor.authorLøfaldli, Eli
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-23T07:20:19Z
dc.date.available2017-11-23T07:20:19Z
dc.date.created2017-08-21T13:53:02Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationAuthorship. 2017, 6 (1), .nb_NO
dc.identifier.issn2034-4643
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11250/2467662
dc.description.abstractAs recent adaptation theory has shown, classic-novel adaptation typically sets issues connected to authorship and literal and figurative ownership into play. This key feature of such adaptations is also central to the screen versions of Henry Fielding’s Tom Jones (1749). In much of Fielding’s fiction, the narrator, typically understood as an embodiment of Fielding himself, is a particularly prominent presence. The author-narrator in Tom Jones is no exception: not only is his presence strongly felt throughout the novel, but through a variety of means, ‘The History of Tom Jones, A Foundling’ is also distinctly marked as being under his control and ownership. The two adaptations of Fielding’s novel, a 1963 film and a 1997 television series, both retain the figure of the author-narrator, but differ greatly in their handling of this device and its consequent thematic ramifications. Although the 1963 film de-emphasises Henry Fielding’s status as proprietor of the story, the author-narrator as represented in the film’s voiceover commentary is a figure of authority and authorial control. In contrast, the 1997 adaptation emphasises Fielding’s ownership of the narrative and even includes the author-narrator as a character in the series, but this ownership is undermined by the irreverent treatment to which he is consistently subjected. The representations of Henry Fielding in the form of the author-narrator in both adaptations are not only indicative of shifting conceptions of authorship, but also of the important interplay between authorship, ownership and adaptation more generally.nb_NO
dc.language.isoengnb_NO
dc.publisherGhent Universitynb_NO
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.no*
dc.titleStaging Henry Fielding: The Author-Narrator in Tom Jones On Screennb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.description.versionpublishedVersionnb_NO
dc.source.pagenumber14nb_NO
dc.source.volume6nb_NO
dc.source.journalAuthorshipnb_NO
dc.source.issue1nb_NO
dc.identifier.doi10.21825/aj.v6i1.4835
dc.identifier.cristin1487658
dc.description.localcode© 2017 The Author. Published by Ghent University. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)nb_NO
cristin.unitcode194,62,60,0
cristin.unitnameInstitutt for språk og litteratur
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