Available in 2018
Course code

ENGL3700

Units

10 units

Level

3000 level

Course handbook

Description

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


Availability

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

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

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

3. Demonstrate 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.


Contact hours

Callaghan

Seminar

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

plus film screening.