Literature in a Visual Culture 1


Course Objective

Students are introduced to concepts of remediation of the literary work
and be able to analyse the relationship beween the written and visual
texts (for instance, written text, film, game). They will examine how
the remediated text can be used to examine particular cultural contexts
and periods.

Course Content

One and the same story can be told in different media: think of a novel
being adapted to film, play, television series, or game. What do
all these versions of the same story have in common (medium-independent
narrative aspects) and how do they differ (medium-specific narrative
aspects)? During the course students apply these concepts to a narrative
text of their
own choosing and will independently research the remediation of a
'classic' literary work in a visual medium.

Teaching Methods

Seminar meetings and Independent Research Sessions (total 6 hrs p/w).

Method of Assessment

Extended essay.

Entry Requirements

Students must have taken part in the modules “Literary Theory” and
“Shakespeare on Film.”


Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus' (1818).

Target Audience

This module is part of the Bachelor’s program Literature & Society:

Additional Information

The level of English in this module is high.
Students must be prepared to work independently.

General Information

Course Code L_ELBALES307
Credits 6 EC
Period P4
Course Level 300
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator dr. A.S. Raghunath
Examiner dr. A.S. Raghunath
Teaching Staff dr. A.S. Raghunath

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Last-minute registration is available for this course.

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