Summer 2012 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Reynolds, Clay
Discipline and Number
HUSL 6330 Section 09M
MW Time 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Course Title
Literature Into Film

Description of Course:

This course will focus on the relationship between the major literary art forms and feature motion picture. Six to seven major works from the western literary tradition will be selected for reading; cinematic adaptation of each of these will also be viewed by the class, sitting together as an audience. Each work will examined and discussed in light of the perceived tensions that exist the two art forms, both representing the same work. Course format will be lecture, with a heavy emphasis on class discussion.

Required Texts:

Henry Fielding Tom Jones
William Shakespeare Coriolanus
McArthur and Hecht The Front Page
F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby
Titus Plautus Four Comedies
John Steinbeck Of Mice and Men
Ken Kesey One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Thomas Leitch Film Adaptations and Its Discontents
Stephen R. Prince Movies and Meaning
Modern Language Association MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

This will be a reading/writing intensive course. Full attendance will be required.

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