107年第2學期-0171 電影與文學 課程資訊
|Group-led Discussions on Novel and Play||20|
|Final Film Project||30|
|Attendance and Participation||10|
Literature and Film is an elective course that aims to introduce students to the core concepts and relationships between literature and film. Students will learn about the nature of literature to film translations, the differences between the language of literature and film and how one would go about translating short stories, novels, poetry, and plays into film. Furthermore students will follow two case studies (Jane Austen’s Emma and Shakespeare’s Macbeth) by reading the novel/play and watching and discussing the many translations of the texts into films. At the end of the semester student groups will adapt a section of a novel, play or poem into a short film to present to the class.
By the end of the course students should be able to:
• Understand the nature of literature to film translations and the differences between the language of literature and film.
• Be able to write a critical analysis comparing an adapted film to its literary counterpart
• Understand the varying ways scholars and critics approach literature and film translations.
Film and Literature is an elective for third- and fourth-year students. This course aims to help the students contextualize the relationships between cinematic language and literary writing. By studying the texts of Sense and Sensibility, The English Patient, and The Hours, the students get to explore the themes and imageries of the novels first, and then venture to see how three internationally renowned movie directors visualize the stories. This is a course that enriches the students’ literary and visual experiences. Towards the end of the semester, the students will be encouraged to write a short story and make a short film out of it.
Office Hourby appointment
A course packet will be provided containing necessary theory, essays and terminology.
Austen, Jane. Emma. London: Harper Collins, 2010. Print.
Shakespeare, William. Macbeth. London: Harper Collins, 2010. Print.
Bordwell, David, and Kristin Thompson. Film Art: An Introduction. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010. Print.
Costanzo Cahir, Linda. Literature into Film: Theory and Practical Approaches. Jefferson: McFarland, 2006. Print.
Corrigan, Timothy. A Short Guide to Writing About Film. New York: Longman, 2010. Print.
— Film and Literature: An Introduction and Reader. 2nd Edition. London: Routledge, 2012. Print.