Novel into Film

Course code ENGL3700
Not available in 2015

Description

Examines the aesthetics of adaptation, closely studying a small selection of films alongside the novels on which they are based.

Availability

Not currently available.

Learning Outcomes

1. An understanding of the interpretative decisions involved in the adaptation of particular novels to the screen;

2. An understanding of the way in which the process of adaptation reveals the distinct formal resources of film and prose fiction; and

3. An understanding of the aesthetics of adaptation as revealed in specific films.

Content

This course will examine the literary adaptation as film genre, closely studying a small selection of films based on novels from Jane Austen through to the present. The films will be compared with the novels on which they are based in order to illuminate the process of adaptation and the specific natures of the different media.

Assumed Knowledge

Assumed knowledge for ENGL3700 is 20 credit points of English or Film Studies at the 1000 level.

Assessment Items

Essay: Essay - Comparison of two films studied in terms of the aesthetics of adaptation *

Essay: Comparison of a particular scene from a novel and the corresponding scene from the film adaptation *

Journal: Reading and viewing diary *

* This assessment has a compulsory requirement.

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

Course Assessment Requirements:

  • Essay: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Essay: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.
  • Journal: Attempt / Submission Requirement - Students must attempt/submit this assessment item to pass the course.

Contact Hours

Seminar

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

plus film screening.