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College Catalog 2021-2022 
College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 386 - From Literature to Film: Studies in Adaptation

From its earliest days, film has drawn on literature for subject matter and modes of narration. Adaptations of literary sources have formed a significant part of all movies made in the west. This course will study the problems of adapting literature to film, dealing with the representations of time and space in both forms, as well as the differences in developing character and structuring narratives. The course will consider a novel, short story or play each week along with its cinematic counterpart. Prerequisite(s): One prior English course numbered in the 100s. Alternate years. (4 Credits)