Representing the Eighteenth Century in Film and Television, 2000–2015
Gevirtz, Karen Bloom. author.

Representing the Eighteenth Century in Film and Television, 2000–2015

Gevirtz, Karen Bloom. author.


Personal Author
Gevirtz, Karen Bloom. author.

Physical Description
XI, 134 p. 7 illus. in color. online resource.

1. Introduction -- 2. Gulliver’s Travels: Silly, Silly, Silly Stories -- 3. Poldark: The Vampire that We Need -- 4. Austenland: The Past is a Foreign Theme Park -- 5. Crusoe and Crossbones: Longitude and Liberalism.

This book analyzes early twenty-first century film and television’s fascination with representing the Anglo-American eighteenth century. Grounded in cultural studies, film studies, and adaptation theory, the book examines how these works represented the eighteenth century to assuage anxieties about values, systems, and institutions at the start of a new millennium. The first two chapters reveal how films like Gulliver’s Travels (2010) or the remake of Poldark (2015) use history to establish the direct relationship between the eighteenth century and the twenty-first. The final chapters examine pairs of productions for how they address and legitimate different aspects of contemporary ideology such as attitudes toward race and gender, or the connection between technological and social progress.

Subject Term
Culture -- Study and teaching.
Motion pictures -- United States.
Motion pictures -- Great Britain.
Film genres.
Literature, Modern -- 18th century.
Cultural and Media Studies.
British Cinema.
American Cinema.
Eighteenth-Century Literature.

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