Title

The Devolutionary Jekyll and post-devolutionary hyde of the two Morvern Callar s

Department

English

Document Type

Article

Publication Source

Critique - Studies in Contemporary Fiction

Publication Date

2012-02-21

Volume

53

Issue

2

First Page

115

Last Page

123

Abstract

The two Morvern CallarsAlan Warner's 1995 novel and Lynne Ramsay's 2002 film adaptationare key contemporary Scottish texts yet represent two quite different moments in Scotland's recent cultural history. Warner's novel is decidedly devolutionary in its handling of Scotland and Scottishness. Although superficially faithful to its source text, Ramsay's film is actually far more faithful to its depoliticizedor differently politicizedearly post-devolutionary moment. Examining the two Morvern Callars in light of Robert Stam's theory of adaptation helps us understand both their complex relationship and the ideological consequences of aesthetic choices. © 2012 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Keywords

Alan Warner, film adaptation, Lynne Ramsay, Morvern Callar, Scotland

DOI

10.1080/00111619.2012.623475

https://doi.org/10.1080/00111619.2012.623475

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