Journal Article

A cross-cultural approach to Brokeback Mountain (1997 & 2005).

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Abstract

In her article "A Cross-Cultural Approach to Brokeback Mountain" Jono Van Belle draws on insights from film theory and cultural narratology in order to analyse Annie Proulx's short story "Brokeback Mountain" and its filmic adaptation by Ang Lee. Van Belle's analysis is about how culturally different worldviews play a role in the construction of meaning by audience and she links the different narrative levels of semantics, genre typology, and worldviews in the short story and the film to the scholarship of the story. Further, Van Belle argues that worldviews and the problematics of gayness represented in "Brokeback Mountain" and its filmic adaptation would gain insight following in-depth research by comparative analyses between Eastern and Western epistemologies.

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Details

  • Type:
    Journal Article (peer reviewed)
  • Journal:
    CLCWEBCOMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND CULTURE, Vol 17, Issue 2.
  • Published:
    2015
  • Language:
    English
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About the Author

Jono Van Belle

Jono Van Belle is a PhD candidate at IMS at Stockholm University, Sweden, in cooperation with CIMS at Ghent University, Belgium. Her project aims to capture the meaning of Bergman and his films in the everyday lives of people contemporaneous to hi... Read more

Reference

Van Belle, J. (2015). A cross-cultural approach to Brokeback Mountain (1997 & 2005). CLCWEBCOMPARATIVE LITERATURE AND CULTURE, 17(2). Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.7771/1481-4374.2457> [Accessed 21 Sep. 2017]. doi: 10.7771/1481-4374.2457.