Literature and Film: Genre and Adaptation

Description

The role, point of view and responsibility of storytellers will be examined in a range of literary genres and in film. There will be a particular emphasis on the art and language of narratives as they draw upon individual and collective memory, myth and the imagination, within the periods, societies and cultures from which they come.

Students will be introduced to a variety of literary critical approaches appropriate to the study of literature and film at tertiary level, and are encouraged to develop the research and essay-writing skills necessary for such study. The role, point of view and responsibility of storytellers will be examined in a range of literary genres and in film. There will be a particular emphasis on the art and language of narratives as they draw upon individual and collective memory, myth and the imagination, within the periods, societies and cultures from which they come.

Students will be introduced to a variety of literary critical approaches appropriate to the study of literature and film at tertiary level, and are encouraged to develop the research and essay-writing skills necessary for such study.

Availability

Ourimbah

  • Semester 2 - 2017

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. A sound knowledge of the structures and techniques used in various forms of literature and film

2. A sound knowledge of the terminology used in the analysis of literature and film, and the ways in which to use it

3. Some understanding of the variety of critical approaches that may be employed in the study of literature and film

4. The ability to develop independent responses to a variety of imaginative texts

5. The ability to work collaboratively in small groups

6. The skills necessary to think critically and respond appropriately in oral and written form to a variety of fictional texts

7. The skills necessary to write an academic essay

Content

EPHUMA244 introduces students to the study of narrative and the role of storytelling through a range of texts in different forms (poetry, drama, novel, graphic novel and film), with a specific focus upon genre and adaptation. Students will explore the origins, structure, and significance of stories and understand the importance of narratives in our lives. Students will be encouraged to explore the ways in which imaginative texts generate meaning through story (what is told) and discourse (the manner of their telling).

Requisite

This course is only available to students who are active in the Open Foundation Program or the Yapug Program.

Assessment Items

Quiz: Online Quizzes

Online Learning Activity: Discussion Board Postings

Essay: Major Essay

Presentation: Group Presentation

Written Assignment: Reflection Task

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact Hours

Callaghan and Ourimbah

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 11 Weeks