Module Information

Module Identifier
EN10120
Module Title
Re-Writing, Re-Visioning Texts
Academic Year
2017/2018
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Reading List
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 10 x 1 Hour Lectures
Seminar 10 x 1 Hour Seminars
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   1.5 hour examination  50%
Semester Assessment 2,500-word essay  50%
Supplementary Exam 1.5 Hours   Resit Exam  Students who fail the module will be required to make good any missing elements and/or resubmit any failed coursework assignments (writing on a fresh topic), and/or sit a supplementary exam paper  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate an awareness of a variety of reading strategies appropriate to different narrative forms

2. Demonstrate knowledge of the ways in which literary and/or film narratives function

3. Structure effective comparative textual analyses

4, Demonstrate an understanding of issues involved in the adaptation of the literary text

Brief description

This module will explore pairs of texts under two headings: Re-Writing and Re-Visioning. Over the course of the module, six texts - including short stories, a play, a film and two novels - will be studied. The module will explore issues of perspectives and vision, particularly in relation to the shift between the written word, the stage play and the film, as well as issues of genre and trope. Ranging from traditional fairy tales to contemporary film, this module covers a broad range of texts to exemplify the varied ways in which issues of intertextuality, adaptation, and literary context have been understood. The module develops skills in comparative analysis which will form a key element of the assessment tasks for this module.

Content

Lectures:
1. Introduction to Re-Visioning
2. Fairy Tales
3. Angela Carter, Bloody Chamber 1
4. Angela Carter, Bloody Chamber 2
5. To be arranged
6. Comparative: from Short Stories to Screenplay
7. Workshop: Story and Film
8. Myths
9. William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus 1
10. William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus 2
11. Julie Taymor, Titus
12. Comparative: from Page to Performance
13. Workshop: Play and Film
14. Taking Stock: Different Ways of Seeing
15. Introduction to Rewritings
16. Lives
17.Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre 1
18. Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre 2
19. Jean Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea
20. Comparative: Rewriting Identities
21. Workshop: Bronte and Rhys
22. Conclusions

Seminars:
1 & 2 Introduction
3 & 4 Carter, Bloody Chamber
5 & 6 Jordan, Company of Wolves
7 & 8 Comparing Bloody Chamber and Company of Wolves
8 & 10 Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus
11 & 12 Taymor, Titus
13 & 14 Comparing Tituses
15 & 16 Reflecting and Revising
17 & 18 Bronte, Jane Eyre
19 & 20 Rhys, Wide Sargasso Sea
21 & 22 Comparing Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number n/a
Communication (written) By developing a sustained critical argument (oral) Through group discussions and seminar presentations (n/a)
Improving own Learning and Performance Through independent research and reading
Information Technology By using word-processing packages and making use of Blackboard and other e-resources to research and access course documents and other materials
Personal Development and Career planning Through increased critical self-reflection (see Seminar 6) and the development of transferable, ICT, communication, and research skills
Problem solving By evaluative analysis and critical skills
Research skills By independent research and synthesizing information in an evaluative argument
Subject Specific Skills Through reading and writing skills, and the study of literary texts. Introductory critical/theoretical analysis of literary and film texts and evaluation of broad intellectual concepts. Comparative textual analysis
Team work Through group work in seminars and through the preparation of group presentations in seminars

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 4