Theodor Fontane

Women as Teachers, Artists, Students vs. “Beautiful Female Dead Body” (Female Roles in Th. Fontane’s “Effi Briest” and R.W. Fassbinder’s Screen Version)

The paper deals with the female social roles represented in Theodor Fontane’s novel “Effi Briest” and its screen version by R. W. Fassbinder. The methods of the gender conscious narratology and those of the intermediality studies are used. It’s shown that the set of the female social roles is remarkably reduced in the film compared to the novel. The paper proposes an interpretation of this phenomenon within the framework of Fassbinder’s views and the specifics of the filmmaking as a media.

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