Media & Communication Studies
This project examines costume and revisionist media adaptations of Lolita and Pride and Prejudice to see how adapters have altered the texts in order to increase the agency of the female characters. It consists of four chapters: one on the 1962 and 1997 cinematic costume adaptations of Lolita; one on the 1995 BBC mini series and the 2005 film costume adaptations of Pride and Prejudice; one on the Pride and Prejudice revisionist adaptations, Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) and the 2012-2013 Youtube series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries; and one on the revisionist film adaptations of Lolita, The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015) and Una (2016). The texts reflect the choice adapters have made to change the original novels by incorporating some feminist themes, but they ultimately expose the ways in which the media works to contain radical feminism.
DuChene, Courtney A. Ms., "Rewriting Women: A Feminist Examination of Lolita's and Pride and Prejudice's Costume and Revisionist Adaptations" (2019). English Honors Papers. 10.