Literature in a Visual Culture 1
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Area of Study
Taught In English
"Literary Theory" and "Shakespeare on Film."
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
Students become acquainted with various theories of narrative (narratology) in relation to different media (for instance, written text, film, comics, television series, game).
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.
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