Adaptation and Appropriation (The New Critical Idiom) by Julie Sanders

By Julie Sanders

The recent severe Idiom sequence make for excellent partners to classes. Sanders' model and Appropriation is a compact, transparent, usable textbook that cuts during the muddy water of severe debates on precisely what these phrases (and a number of alternative similar phrases) suggest.

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It is this inherent sense of play, produced in part by the activation of our informed sense of similarity and difference between the texts being invoked, and the connected interplay of expectation and surprise, that for me lies at the heart of the experience of adaptation and appropriation. 25 2 WHAT IS APPROPRIATION? There are many ways in which both the practice and the effects of adaptation and appropriation intersect and interrelate, yet it is equally important to maintain some clear distinctions between them as creative activities.

Between the gaps or lines of Ray’s narrative, we learn of his love for Jack’s wife Amy, and his estrangement from his own wife and daughter, as well as the past history of this complicated set of friends and associates (many of the relationships date from 1940s wartime experiences). What is both interesting and troubling in the case of Last Orders and the ‘homage’ to Faulkner is that what in studies of Shakespeare might be termed an examination of sources or creative borrowings, citing allusions to or redeployments of Ovid, Plutarch, Thomas Lodge, the Roman comedies and so on, becomes in the case of a modern novel a reductive discussion of plagiarism and ‘inauthenticity’.

For all the play-within-the-novel’s claims to be the ‘first’ theatre production in this ‘new’ land, the reader is made all too aware that the Sydney penal colony is far from being the ‘original’ existence on the island. Behind his surface appropriation of Farquhar’s play to explore the penal colony (Keneally also worked extensively with historical records of the same), the author is concerned with another more hostile and imperialist act of cultural appropriation: the seizure of the land rights and cultural claims of the aboriginal peoples.

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