C LIT 371 A: Literature And The Visual Arts

Iteration and Identification in Literature and Film
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Meets Department Requirements: 
Elective for both Literature and Cinema
Meets GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts
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T Th 11:30-13:20
THO 101

This course will investigate the relationship between word and image, and the processes underlying the transformations that occur when texts or ideas are translated and adapted into a new medium. Does a film adaptation degrade or damage the original text? Is the adaptation a unique and independent work of art? What are the fundamental differences between literature and film, and how consequential are these differences? In what ways do tradition, politics, and context change the the reception of each work?

Catalog Description: 
Focuses on specific theoretical problems. Examines the relationship between text and image in a variety of art forms including poetry, novels, paintings, photography, essays, comic strips, film, and advertisement. Readings, in English, from a wide variety of national literatures.

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