English literature 1 (2015/2016)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
4S002926
Name of lecturer
Chiara Battisti
Coordinator
Chiara Battisti
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
L-LIN/10 - ENGLISH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
English
Period
I semestre dal Oct 1, 2015 al Jan 9, 2016.

Lesson timetable

I semestre
Day Time Type Place Note
Monday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.8  
Thursday 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.6  
Friday 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM lesson Lecture Hall T.6  

Learning outcomes

From Text to Screen: Adaptation across Media



The aim of the course is to introduce students to literary and cinematic techniques by studying recent film adaptations of English literature alongside the original texts.
The course will consider classic as well as contemporary theories of film adaptation, which have moved from questions of fidelity to the concept of intertextuality. This concept highlights how the process of reading creates a network of relations between a text and all the other texts to which it refers and relates.

Syllabus

A) TEXTS:
-Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (1847)
-Virginia Woolf, Mrs Dalloway (1925)
- John Fowles, The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1969)

Films:
- Francis Ford Coppola, Apocalipse Now (1979)
-Stephen Daldry, The Hours (2002)
- Karel Reisz, The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981)


B) CRITICAL TEXTS:
- T.S. Eliot, “Tradition and the Individual Talent” (1919)
-Deborah Cartmell and Imelda Whelehan, Adaptations: The Contemporary Dilemmas, Routledge, 1999


C) Andrew Sanders, The Short Oxford History of English Literature, (from Chapter 7 to Chapter 10 ).

Assessment methods and criteria

The lessons will be in English. The exam will be an oral discussion in English on the topic of the course and the texts in the program (parts A,B,C).

Not attending students are required to contact the lecturer.

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2015/2016