Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in English (MA)
Second Committee Member
Language, literature and linguistics, Adaptation, Adaptation theory, Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, Ecocriticism
This thesis combines adaptation theory with ecology to examine Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner (1798) and its adaptations; it argues further combinations of adaptation with evolutionary theory and ecological ideas could allow for a better interpretation of many texts. The adaptation Rime of the Modern Mariner (2011) by Nick Hayes and the appropriation Perelandra (1943) by C.S. Lewis will also be present in individual chapters to examine the texts' interactions with each other as they evolve and how each work represents the combined theory.
Ferguson, S. (2016). [Re]Visiting the Rime: A Case Study of Adaptation as Process and Product with The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. Theses and Dissertations Retrieved from https://scholarworks.uark.edu/etd/1593