- Module description
Film and Literature: Textual Transformations (EAF3503)
Literature and film have been entwined in a rich and complex relationship since early cinema adopted narrative fiction as its dominant mode. The vast majority of the cinematic fictions that cinemagoers experience have their origins in a literary form, such as scripts, short stories, novels and plays. Despite their common narrative currency, literature and film are very different media, with distinct experiences for readers and viewers and with largely separate traditions of academic study. The module aims to engage with theoretical perspectives from both film and literary studies, and will use these perspectives to pursue four strands of inquiry: heritage, authorship, genre and questions of cultural prestige.