Units of Study

ENGL2638 - Literature and Cinema

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Peter Marks


This unit of study will examine issues arising from a comparative study of literature and cinema. These issues include: continuities and discontinuities between literature and cinema; the forms and modes of literature and cinema; the questions of adaptation, intertextuality and genre; the cultural and historical contexts of literary and cinematic texts; the figurative styles of literature and cinema; and narrative and narration in literature and cinema.


1x oral presentation (10%), 1x2000wd essay (50%) and 1x2-hr exam (40%)


Course Reader (online)
Sophocles: Oedipus Rex*
Hammett: The Maltese Falcon
Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire
Burgess: A Clockwork Orange
Ursula Le Guin: The Dispossessed
(*Available in eLearning resources)
Kubrick: A Clockwork Orange
Hitchcock: Rope
Huston: The Maltese Falcon
Kazan: A Streetcar Named Desire
Gilliam: Brazil
Jonze: Adaptation


1x1-hr lecture/week and 1x2-hr seminar/week


12 junior credit points of English



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