Films from Literature ENG 2400

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Films from Literature ENG 2400
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Professor(s)
Department
English
Course Code
ENG 2400
Semester / Year
Fall 2020
Course Description

This is a course comparing motion pictures to their literary source stories.

OL Fridays 11:30 – 2:00
This course will allow students to examine the relationship between film and their literary sources. Through classroom discussions and out-of-class assignments, students will analyze classic and contemporary literary texts and their cinematic versions. Students will examine the relationship between film and literature, with a specific focus on the techniques used in fiction, drama, and film and the influences of censorship and society. Students will focus on the similarities and differences of literary works adapted into films.

Recent Discussions

Which Romeo and Juliet do you like/dislike?

a) Which of the film versions have you already seen? I have only watched the 1968 and 2011 versions of‚ÄĮRomeo and Juliet. It has been a long time since I have last seen these films. b) Which of the versions, based on the clips, do you f […] See MoreWhich Romeo and Juliet do you like/dislike?

Language in A Streetcar Named Desire

There is a word used about Blanche‚Äôs dead young husband on page 99 is ‚Äúdegenerate‚ÄĚ. In this story themes related to homosexuality and the homosexual experience are interwoven in many layers throughout Tennessee Williams‚Äôs A Streetc […] See MoreLanguage in A Streetcar Named Desire

Surprised? Please reply…

If this was the first time you have seen Psycho, please post answers to the following: 1) Were you surprised by the big reveal near the end? I was not surprised by the big reveal near the end because to assume that this scene is the […] See MoreSurprised? Please reply…

Recent Docs

Last, quiz, film, and final… (This is also posted in the Files folder and emailed to you)

Today would have been our last class meeting . What would have occurred is students would do the A Clockwork Orange quiz, then we would watch the film. I prefer to send you the quiz upon request, so you need to email me for it. As […] See MoreLast, quiz, film, and final… (This is also posted in the Files folder and emailed to you)

Our current two stories / two films

Short stories into films For the last essay (the final is not a full-fledged essay) you are going to read two short stories and watch the film versions. There are no compilations attached and the readings are quite short. Please read […] See MoreOur current two stories / two films

Religious imagery in films

A while ago we looked at sexual symbolism in motion pictures. The other side of the coin, religious symbolism, is equally explored in films. Writers also may use religious allusions, for example in Lolita, Humbert describes Lolita as […] See MoreReligious imagery in films