Literature in a Visual Culture 1

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Literature in a Visual Culture 1

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

     "Literary Theory" and "Shakespeare on Film."

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    Students become acquainted with various theories of narrative (narratology) in relation to different media (for instance, written text, film, comics, television series, game).

    COURSE CONTENT
    One and the same story can be told in different media: think of a novel being adapted to film, comics, television series, and/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)? Per meeting, we discuss a narratological concept (for example, embedded story, focalization, metafiction, narrator, story-world) and its different manifestations in various media. Subsequently, students apply the concept to a narrative text (written and/or visual) of their own choosing.

    TEACHING METHODS
    Seminar meetings

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Take-home exam.

     

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