Faculty of Arts


ITALIAN 336

Italian Fiction and Cinema (Texts in Italian)


Description

A study of Italian novels, short stories and their adaptation into feature films. Texts are in Italian.

All too often fidelity to an original literary text is used as a criterion for judging the value of its film adaptation. This course questions the value of fidelity as criterion by examining the process of transformation of some modern Italian literary texts into feature films.

We will consider how adaptation allows a film to successfully present the otherness and distinctiveness of its original text, bearing in mind the different narrative functions and codes of novels and film. The intellectual and social milieus in which these literary works and films were produced will also be considered.

 

Assessment

Coursework only

Availability 2020

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

TBA

Reading/Texts

Readings willl be made available on CANVAS.

Films can be viewed in the  Library.

Assessment

Coursework only

Points

ITALIAN 336: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

ITALIAN 201 and 15 points from ITALIAN 202, 204, 206, 209, 211, 235, 236
 

Restrictions

ITALIAN 204, 232


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