ENGL 339 Literature, Film and Society


This is a course with a focus on theoretical, technical, aesthetic, psychological, and sociological dimensions of the interface between literature and film as modes of representation and narration. Selected texts and films will be considered in regard to:

  • Narrative form, structure, and social impact
  • Image making and manipulation of metaphor and symbol
  • Social relevance and imagined realities
  • Myth-making in literature and in film
  • Language and re/representations of meaning in literature and film
  • Frameworks for analysis and interpretation of literature and film, etc.