Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Modern Foreign Languages
Rudyard J. Alcocer
Kristen J. Block, Luis C. Cano, Christine A. Holmlund
This dissertation investigates tendencies of cultural negotiation and adaptation within a Caribbean context. Appropriately, it examines adapted texts, such as novel to film or biography to musical, and looks at sociocultural adaptive mechanisms as a means of coping with a colonial past and neocolonial present. Through my analyses of a variety of original texts and their visual adaptations, I map evolving cross-cultural perceptions of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, and cultural exploitation. While drawing theories from Adaptation Studies, I aim to promote a more inclusive, well-rounded logic of how cultural discourses in the Caribbean gain strength and are reified in culture.
Osborn, Haley Lee, "From Faking It to Making It: The Art of Cultural Adaptation in the Caribbean. " PhD diss., University of Tennessee, 2018.