Comparative Literature | Film Adaptations of Literature
C310 | 1210 | Brottman


AHLA credit   TR  2:30-3:45   BH 144   Professor Brottman
Films shown:  W 7:00-9:30    ED 1255
This course will introduce students to various orientations and strategies
for analyzing the relationship between literature and the cinema. Areas of
study will include novels that have been filmed and films that have been
novelized;
the relationship between literary source and various cinematic
adaptations; what makes a successful and unsuccessful adaptation; audience
reception; markets and distribution; the role of the director and
screenwriter. The course will also introduce students to analysis of the
style and discourses of cinematic narratives, and the complex relationship
between literature, cinema, celebrity and consumption.