Fall 2013 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Reynolds, Clay
Discipline and Number
HUSL 7308 Section 501
W Time 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title
Prose Into Cinema: Adaptation

Description of Course:


This course will examine several works of film that have been based on novels or plays or other literary forms that have achieved the distinction of high literary reputation. The thrust of the examination will be to study the overall literary/artistic effect of the translation of a work from one form into another. The attempt will be made to determine if the adaptation of a literary work to another medium offers a more significant or more insightful interpretation of the literary artist’s work than might be achieved merely through critical reading and analysis.The course will divide itself into two parts: viewing and discussing a number of films, then reading and discussing the original works on which they’re based. This will be a reading/writing course of high intensity. Format will be lecture/seminar/discussion; films will be viewed together and discussed as a group.

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Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Students should be prepared to read a number of major literary works and to to be present to view a like number of films. Full attendance will be required. Written work will be demanding in both content and form.

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