This course focuses on the way novels are received and adapted. Adapting may refer to film or later reworkings, but also to the response of readers over time. At the very least students should be able to produce coherent interpretations of selected texts and films which are free from factual and logical errors. Ideally they should be able to articulate a personal response based on detailed observation in a broad context, discriminating where relevant between possible critical approaches.
This course focuses on the way novels are received and adapted. Adapting may refer to film or later reworkings, but also to the response of readers over time. Authors may include Austen, the Brönte sisters, Conrad, and Nabokov.
This course is part of the In-depth Courses Intertextuality.
LAS and TCS students who follow this course as part of the core curriculum of their major, need to complete a compulsory preparation course/assignment
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If you are an incoming exchange student whose exchange period ends in December, then you have the option to finish the entire course before your departure. At the start of the course, please consult the course coordinator about what will be required of you and when.
Early Exit option (5 ECTS)
Exchange students who are required to return to their home university before January, are allowed to choose an Early Exit option for this course. The Early Exit option means that students can finish the course before Christmas break, receiving 5 ECTS for the course. Students must make arrangements with the course coordinator at the start of the course.