Framing

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Framing "The Last of the Mohicans"

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Department/School

School of Business

Abstract/Excerpt

This study compares The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper with five of its filmed versions. These comparisons demonstrate and comment upon how American ideas about race and gender have been constructed and reconstructed since the nineteenth century. This historical and cultural analysis tracks the colonial and national treatment of Native Americans, the development of the Hollywood studio feature and how colonialism, masculinity and race are depicted and re-enacted in these six texts.

Document Type

Chapter

Book Title

"The Last of the Mohicans" and Five Film Versions, 1909-1992: Narrative, Trauma and Typology

Editors

Christine M. Danelski

Publisher

Edwin Mellen Press

Place of Publication

Lewisten, NY

Publication Date

2016

Pages

Preface

ISBN

978-1-4955-0493-8

Keywords

film adaptations, The Last of the Mohicans, film and media, narrative, race, gender

Disciplines

American Film Studies | Comparative Literature | Film and Media Studies | Indigenous Studies | Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies | United States History | Women's Studies

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