Faculty of Arts


Italian Fiction and Cinema (Texts in English)


All too often fidelity to an original literary text is used as a criterion for judging the value of its film adaptation. This paper questions the value of fidelity as a criterion by examining the process of transformation of some modern Italian literary texts into feature films. We will discuss 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 films. We will also consider the intellectual and social milieus in which these literary works and films were produced. Texts are in English. This course does not count towards a major or minor in Italian. Students taking an Italian major or minor should take ITALIAN 204 instead.

Availability 2012

Semester 2


Coordinator(s) Dr Franco Manai


Coursework only


ITALIAN 232: 15.0 points


Any 90 points passed


ITALIAN 204 or 336

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