This unit examines the intersections between the fields of popular fiction and film. Students will analyse a range of popular narratives and their film adaptations. The unit introduces key aspects of the study of popular texts: genre analysis, the function of the author/celebrity, fans and readerships, representation and ideology, and marketing and 'franchises'. In particular, Popular Fiction: from Page to Screen focuses on the process of transformation that takes place when written texts are adapted for a visual medium.
ASSESSMENT: 3,500 words internal assessment (60%); two-hour examination (40%)
Sem 1 and 2: Five contact hours fortnightly
Spring, Summer and Winter Schools: Up to 26 contact hours
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web dependent - H Some parts of this unit will be taught online
Resource dependent teaching & learning - H Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
About Flexible Study Options
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