107年第2學期-0171 電影與文學 課程資訊

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選課分析

本課程名額為 35人,已有17人選讀,尚餘名額18人。

評分方式

評分項目 配分比例 說明
Midterm Essay 25
Film Discussion 15
Group-led Discussions on Novel and Play 20
Final Film Project 30
Attendance and Participation 10

授課教師

Nicholas Sumares

教育目標

Course Description 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. Course Objectives: 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.

課程概述

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.

課程資訊

參考書目

Required Texts:
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.
Supplementary Texts:
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.