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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Elena Vilshanskaya
Protagonist-Individualist in the Modern Media (2009-2016): Transformation of Sherlock Holmes Character
Journalism
(Bachelor’s programme)
9
2017
This research is concentrated on the analysis of Sherlock Holmes character, created in the original work of sir Arthur Conan Doyle and, as well, in the modern screen adaptations of these books. The main aim of this study is to determine the reasons for the high level of the protagonist-individualist popularity in the mass culture with the evidence from Sherlock Holmes transformation. The key method of this research is a comparative analysis, the public opinion poll, and the depth interview. As a result it is possible to identify key features of Sherlock Holmes that were given him by the modernity and to establish the interrelation between the demand of mass audience and global socio-cultural processes which take place nowadays.

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