20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module explores the practice of adaptation from literary to dramatic form. The module requires students to (i) assess changing critical approaches that have been pursued within adaptation studies; (ii) examine a series of contemporary case studies; and (iii) engage in a practical adaptation process applied to a selected literary text. The module considers formal issues of adaptation, investigating the processes and implications of transposing literary texts to an alternative artistic medium. Equally central are questions of content and authorial/directorial perspective: the module demonstrates how adaptation may operate as imitation, intervention and interrogation.

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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