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FR3079   From Text to Screen: Novels and their Film Adaptations

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module will focus on filmic adaptations of major French and Francophone literary works. Emphasis will be placed on the specificities and differences between film and literary text as well as their similarities. Whilst addressing questions about narrative and representation, this module will engage with the political dimensions of the process of appropriation at play in adaptation, in particular in the light of the development of postcolonial and feminist studies. It will lead to a discussion and analysis of the question of French and Francophone identity and its evolution both in literary and visual culture.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1.5 hours and 1 surgery hour.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr E R Laugt
Module teaching staff: Dr Elodie Laugt