Abstract

E.L. Doctorow implements ideas of intertextuality and metafiction in his 2007 novel, The March, which is most notably apparent through its resemblance to the 1939 film, Gone with the Wind. Using Michel de Certeau's theory of spatial stories and Linda Hutcheon's of historiographic metafiction, this thesis discusses the layering of Doctorow's The March from the film seen in the character of Pearl from the novel and Scarlett from the film and Selznick's version of the burning of Atlanta and Doctorow's burning of Columbia.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Humanities; English

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Date Submitted

2010-06-29

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd3674

Keywords

Doctorow, Selznick, Gone with the Wind, historical fiction, spatial, metafiction

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