- Code ENGL2069
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject English
- Areas of interest English
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Monique Rooney
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2014
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Film is a modern invention that has arguably transformed the way stories are communicated as well as the way writers and everyday readers view the world around them. This course introduces students to a number of twentieth-century novels and films including, Henry James' Turn of the Screw (paired with The Innocents (1961)), Virginia Woolf's Orlando (paired with Sally Potter's film of the same name) and Elizabeth Jolley's The Well. We will closely analyse and evaluate the similarities and differences between novel/film pairs. In doing so, we will endeavour to understand two fundamentally different forms of storytelling: the one based on print and the other on audio-visual communication. By the end of the course, students will be better able to formulate a response to the following question: what is lost and what is gained in the process of adapting a print narrative to screen?
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
By the end of this course, you should be able to
1. identify key elements that distinguish the novel and the film so that you can evaluate the similarities and differences between these narrative forms
2. think, write and argue about the importance of the novel and film as modern technologies that can transform everyday perception
3. develop a critical stance on the role that narrative technologies (such as novel and film) play in shaping representations of the modern world
4. apply theories about narrative and adaptation to specific novel and film texts
Two essays of 2000 words (45%); tutorial attendance/participation (10%). Essays are focused on a novel/film pair. Students are expected to familiarise themselves with theories of adaptation to be convered in lectures and made available in secondary reading material.
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One 1.5 hour lecture and 1-hour tutorial per week. Some film screenings. Appoximately 4-6 hours reading/writing time per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Henry James, Turn of the Screw
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|5023||17 Feb 2014||07 Mar 2014||31 Mar 2014||30 May 2014||In Person||N/A|