Beneath the penumbral glow: John Banville and the cinema

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dc.contributor.advisor Davis, Alex en
dc.contributor.advisor Allen, Graham en Kirwan, Mark 2017-06-23T12:01:27Z 2017-06-23T12:01:27Z 2016 2016
dc.identifier.citation Kirwan, M. 2016. Beneath the penumbral glow: John Banville and the cinema. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.endpage 266 en
dc.description.abstract This study focuses on the cinematic aspects of John Banville’s work, aiming to answer how the overt cinematic interest in the cinema in his later work is to be understood in the context of his writing career as a whole. His writing plays on the difficulties inherent in the relationship between appearances and reality, raising questions about how words and images, accurately or otherwise, represent the world. The thesis here is that the cinema has become a significant feature and powerful symbolic image of these preoccupations in the later period of Banville’s career, resonating with his earlier work while bringing a new frame through which to look at his novels and wider career. This cinematic interest continues the Banvillian tradition of appropriating other art forms in the construction of his novels and also is a deeply resonant form considering the predominant themes of surface, appearance and inability to penetrate reality in his work. Following this thread involves the consideration of many of Banville’s novels, naturally, but also brings his scriptwriting credits for film into critical discussion of his writing, as well as the cinematically inflected work of his Benjamin Black writing persona. As such a further aim of the research is to expand the horizons of study around Banville’s writing by looking at the more esoteric and marginal in his oeuvre and how they relate to his prominent, dominant, well-known works. en
dc.description.sponsorship Irish Research Council (Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2012/13) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2016, Mark Kirwan. en
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dc.subject John Banville en
dc.subject Scopophilia en
dc.subject Cinema en
dc.subject Benjamin Black en
dc.subject Chinatown en
dc.subject Adaptation en
dc.subject Fiction en
dc.subject Crime fiction en
dc.subject Psychoanalytic criticism en
dc.subject Philosophical novel en
dc.subject Historical fiction en
dc.title Beneath the penumbral glow: John Banville and the cinema en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD (Arts) en
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dc.contributor.funder Irish Research Council en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en English en
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dc.internal.conferring Spring 2017 en

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