ATS2516 - Adaptation into film - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Literary Studies

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Simone Murray


Associate Professor Simone Murray

Not offered in 2018


Twelve credit points of first-year Arts units.




This unit will consider the ideological and structural effects of translation from literary to visual text. This will be achieved through a close reading of a number of paired texts (i.e. novel and film). Students will develop analytical skills for reading with both specific genres, and extend these skills through seminar debate and written work.


On successful completion of the unit, students will have:

  1. competence in textual analysis and the interpretation of fiction and film;
  2. a grasp of the role of adaptation in film, literature and contemporary culture;
  3. a knowledge of approaches to the theory of adaptation;
  4. further skills in academic essay writing in the area of literary and cultural studies.


Within semester assessment: 60% + Exam: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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