Intro to Lit: Genre (Fiction into Film)

FICTION INTO FILM



We will be reading works of fiction and viewing their film
adaptations to study the elements of narrative and narration in an
interdisciplinary way. We will also discuss the reasons for changes from
fiction to film, be they aesthetic, cultural, or generic. By the end of the
course, students should have a fair grasp of the similarities and differences
in literary and cinematic narratives. Attendance required.

Assignments:

4 papers; journals on the readings; an in-class group
report; and a final examination.

Texts:

John Desmond & Peter Hawkes,  Adaptation,
Studying Film and Literature


And these works of fiction along with their film adaptations
(tentative):


Ernest Hemingway, The
Killers

Philip K. Dick, The
Minority Report

Annie Proulx, Brokeback
Mountain

Jonathan Nolan, Memento
Mori

Tracy Chevalier, Girl
With a Pearl Earring

Cormac McCarthy, No
Country for Old Men