Literature and Cinema (ENGL2638)


This unit will examine issues arising from a comparative study of literature and cinema, including: the continuities and discontinuities between the two mediums; the cultural and historical contexts of literary and cinematic texts; authorship, auteurism and aesthetic authority; adaptation and intertextuality; the figurative styles of literature and cinema; narrative and narration in literature and cinema; genre study.

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1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr seminar/week


1x500wd Oral Presentation (10%), 1x2000wd Essay (50%), 1x1500wd Take-home exercise (40%)

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Unit of study rules


((12 Junior credit points from English) or (6 Junior credit points from English and AMST1001)) or (18 Junior credit points including ENGL1011)



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