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Film, Literature and Society - WLL2602

Under Graduate Degree Semester module NQF level: 6 Credits: 12
Module presented in English
Purpose: This module will be of interest to students who wish to develop their competency in understanding the relationship between textual production and the making of films (i.e. the possibilities and limitations of different genres, problems in transpositions between literature and film in the context of mass media, different audience involvements, as well as the basic elements of reception theory). The acquisition of a critical terminology will aid the student in the art of writing within a multimedia environment. Students will also be encouraged to reflect critically on their own writing practice. The selection of texts and films will be from around the world, from Portuguese-, Spanish-, Italian-, German- and Russian-speaking countries, of which students will be expected to study one combination of text and film in depth. All study material will be in English, but students will also be given access to primary texts in the original language if they wish to further their language skills.