Module Details

Module Code: FILM H8001
Full Title: Fiction to Film
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 5
Module Owner:: Aoileann Ni Eigeartaigh
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: This module examines the relationship between a number of works of fiction and their film adaptations. Of particular interest are the changes to the original text, which students will be encouraged to explain in the light of cultural, social and economic developments. The role played by the audience in the interpretation and reinterpretation of a text will also be investigated.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Explain the core issues that need to be addressed when adapting a literary work for a visual medium
MLO2 Discuss a range of theories of adaptation
MLO3 Assess the challenges faced by directors and screenwriters with regard to audiences, technological developments and cultural change
MLO4 Analyze a wide range of different literary adaptations from a variety of genres and time periods
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
No recommendations listed
 
Module Indicative Content
Theories of adaptation
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Theories of Audience Behaviour
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Evaluating Literary Texts: Challenges and Opportunities
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Evaluating Filmic Texts: Technical Limitations
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Case studies drawn from the following literary genres: plays, mythologies, classic novels, social commentaries, graphic novels, factual texts, biographies/autobiographies
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Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Essay % of Total Mark 70
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Sem 1 End Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
The Final Project will consist of an extended essay on the fiction to film adaptation of the students’ choice.
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Class participation is a key component in this module. Students will be given weekly readings to prepare for class and will be expected to contribute to structured class discussions; approx. 2000 words
Assessment Type Other % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1,2,3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Students will submit a Research Proposal for their essay, clearly outlining their aims and research questions.
No Project
No Practical
No Final Examination

Part Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Essay % of Total Mark 70
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
The Final Project will consist of an extended essay on the fiction to film adaptation of the students’ choice.
Assessment Type Continuous Assessment % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1,2,3,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Class participation is a key component in this module. Students will be given weekly readings to prepare for class and will be expected to contribute to structured class discussions; approx. 2000 words
Assessment Type Other % of Total Mark 10
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1,2,3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Students will submit a Research Proposal for their essay, clearly outlining their aims and research questions.
No Project
No Practical
No Final Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Tutorial Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Tutorial Contact No Description Every Week 1.00 1
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Miller, Gabriel. (2016), Screening the Novel, Frederick Ungar Publishing Company.
  • Cartmell, Deborah. (2014), A Companion to Literature, Film, and Adaptation, Wiley-Blackwell.
  • McKee, Robert. (1999), Story, Methuen Publishing Ltd.
  • Giddings, Robert and Erica Sheen, ed.. (2000), The Classic Novel: From Page to Screen, Manchester University Press.
  • Cartmell, Deborah et al.. (1996), Pulping Fictions, Pluto Press Ltd.
  • Lapsley, Robert and Michael Westlake. (1989), Film Theory: An Introduction, Manchester University Press.
  • McFarlane, Brian. (1996), Novel into Film, Oxford University Press.
  • Beja, Morris. (1979), Film and Literature, Prentice Hall Press.
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
  • DkIT subscribes to a wide variety of Ebooks and Ejournals. Relevant articles will be recommended to students..
Other Resources
  • Online, Students will be expected to stay up-to-date with contemporary critical and cultural developments. Relevant websites and data bases will be strongly recommended to them.