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International Novel and Film

ENGL 292.601
instructor(s):
T 5:30-8:30

What happens to a novel when it becomes a movie? This course will examine novels from several different countries and their film adaptations.   The themes will be familiar—war, love, intrigue, survival—but the settings will be international. Possible novel/films include: Alberto Moravaia’s The Conformist (Italy); Nikos Kazantzakis’s Zorba the Greek (Greece); Edna O’Brien’s A Country Girl (Ireland); Henri Peirre Roche’s Jules et Jim (France); C.J. Koch’s The Year of Living Dangerously (Australia) and Milan Kundera’s The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Czech); Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate (Mexico). Course work will include frequent short analytical essays and a research paper on a novel and film of the student’s choice.