International Novel and Film

Elective Courses

CINE 202 - International Novel and Film

ENGL 292
601 |David Espey |T 5:30-8:30pm

What happens to a novel when it becomes a movie? This course will examine novels from several different countries and their film adaptations. The themes will be familiar—war, love, intrigue, survival—but the settings will be international. Possible novel/films include: Alberto Moravia’s The Conformist (Italy); Nikos Kazantzakis’s Zorba the Greek (Greece); Edna O’Brien’sA Country Girl (Ireland); Henri Peirre Roche’s Jules et Jim (France); C.J. Koch’s The Year of Living Dangerously (Australia) and Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Czech); Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate (Mexico). Course work will include frequent short analytical essays and a research paper on a novel and film of the student’s choice.

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