Faculty of Arts


ITALIAN 336

Italian Fiction and Cinema


Description

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. This course is designed for students advancing in Italian and includes a close reading of several texts in Italian.

Availability 2012

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Franco Manai

Assessment

Coursework only

Points

ITALIAN 336: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

ITALIAN 201

Restrictions

ITALIAN 204 or 232


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