A case of internal and external transmediality: Swann by Carol Shields

Beatrice Seligardi


The purpose of this article is to explore the mechanisms of adaptation through the analysis of a specific case offered by Swann (1987), a novel written by the Canadian writer Carol Shields. An internal and external transmediality will be investigated by focusing on two aspects: on the one hand, it will be shown the presence, in the last chapter of the novel, of a transmedial mise en abyme; on the other hand, a comparison will be given between the novel and the film adaptation, Swann (1996), directed by Anna Benson Gyles.


mise en abyme; adaptation; transmediality; Carol Shields

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13125/2039-6597/672

NBN: http://nbn.depositolegale.it/urn%3Anbn%3Ait%3Aunica-17413

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