Iteration and Identification in Literature and Film
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?