Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 November 2018

192 Pages | 20 b/w

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474429948

Bookseller Code (06)

Framing Empire

Postcolonial Adaptations of Victorian Literature in Hollywood

Jerod Ra'Del Hollyfield

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Bridges the fields of postcolonial theory, film studies, film adaptation and Victorian literature
  • Examines the socio-political context of diverse postcolonial nations, including India, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, Egypt and Sudan
  • Contains case studies of eight postcolonial film adaptations
  • Discusses the relationship between postcolonial theory and globalization, especially through its attention to the Hollywood film industry's global reach
  • Places the United States within a postcolonial context, tracing its evolution from settler colony to global superpower through historical analysis of the Hollywood film industry