Time’s Compass: The Production of Place in Brideshead Revisited'

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My paper discusses the production of place in Brideshead Revisited in two related ways: both how the way the makers of the programme constructed a rhetoric of place, and secondly, how the protagonist Charles Ryder as a narrator and a painter articulates time through geography, offering an impression not so much of 'time’s arrow', but of time’s compass: a sense of how time is embodied in buildings and other sites and how going to one place or another may be to imagine oneself moving backwards or forwards in time, or, indeed, both at once.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2012
EventEvelyn Waugh: An Englishman in Catholic America - Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 Mar 201213 Mar 2012


ConferenceEvelyn Waugh: An Englishman in Catholic America
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Brideshead Revisited
  • Evelyn Waugh
  • Time
  • Time's Arrow
  • Architecture
  • Textual Genetics
  • Scriptwriting
  • Adaptation
  • Country Estates
  • British Television Drama
  • English Literature
  • Production History
  • Production Design
  • Costume Design


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