Telling and Retelling

Please note: this is archived course information from 2023 for COMPLIT 701.


Most storytelling involves the reworking of existing stories. Exploration of the processes involved in retelling, including: oral transmission, rewriting in a different period or culture and adaptation from written form to cinematic or sung form. Poses questions about the psychological and social functions of retelling. Examples taken from Europe, Asia and the Pacific.

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Availability 2023

Not taught in 2023




COMPLIT 701: 30 points