Postgraduate Coursework Units of Study

ENGL6915 - Recovering Meaning: Novel into Film

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: William Christie

Description

This unit of study is designed to explore the issues surrounding the cinematic adaptation of major literary works. Is the adapted text merely secondary and derivative or does it have its own aesthetic authenticity? Should literary aesthetics supervise cinematic texts, or should the filmmaker's first priority be the quality and aesthetic integrity of the film itself? What is a "good" and a "bad" adaptation - or do these categories no longer matter?

Assessments

1x4000wd essay (100%)

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

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