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Descriptive (adaptation) studies, naming and definitions : epistemological issues
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Abstract
Before developing the main argument of this essay, two preliminary remarks are in order. First, what follows represents a working hypothesis rather than a set of established truths. It deals with questions (as opposed to answers), which emerge on the basis of a number of assumptions that are discussed within the fields of the philosophy of science and logics. And secondly, these questions fit into a wider on-going research project that concerns a descriptive study of cultural adaptation. That is why this essay focuses on film adaptation studies. However, the epistemological issues that follow may well apply to other disciplines in the humanities that aim at a descriptive approach. To illustrate this point, occasionally, examples are taken from translation studies and from genre studies. Hence, before launching the main argument, the following section exposes first the basic features of what hereafter is understood to be a descriptive approach.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Film journal
Publication
2017
Volume/pages
4 (2017) , p. 1-18
UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Last edited 15.07.2021
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