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  • Students of the Master's Degree in Advanced English Studies

The subject Film and literature in Anglophone cultures takes a critical approach to the cinematographic domain. It builds on the linguistic and literary knowledge that has previously been developed by the student throughout her/his degree and provides her/him with a historical, sociocultural, technical, and aesthetic foundation towards an analysis of the seventh art from an Anglophone and interdisciplinary context.

The following contents will be delved into:

  1. A short historical and conceptual introduction: parallels between English and North-American literature and cinema.
  2. The language of literature and cinema in an Anglophone context: image, aesthetics and perception.
  3. Narrative construction: narrativity in literature and film in the English language.
  4. Genres in British and North-American literature and film: techniques, conventions and reception in the Anglophone tradition.
  5. Narrative bridges and transfers: literary adaptations, transformations, intertextuality, and mutual influences.
  6. Politics of representation in contemporary literature and cinema: minority cultures and cinematographic traditions in an Anglophone context.

Throughout the course, theoretical aspects and fundamental concepts in the cinematographic field will be introduced but a special emphasis will be placed on the analysis of practical cases and on the development of advanced research skills which can contribute to the critical analysis of literature and film from an interdisciplinary perspective and in a specific Anglophone context.

 
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