COM327 Literature and Film (8)
This subject focuses on a number of literary works and their film adaptations. It explores the relationships between the written word and the visual image, some of the strategic decisions that film-makers must make in adapting a written form for the screen, and some of the strengths and weaknesses of each medium. It places the works in their historical and social contexts, contrasts the production of meaning in books and films, and critically explores the ideological implications of narrative form and focus in each medium.
Subject availability
Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
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Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Enrolment restrictions
Not available to students who have completed FLM307.
Assumed Knowledge
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the compositional and stylistic elements of film;
  • be able to identify the relationship between the written word and visual and sonic image;
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the collaborative nature of film production;
  • be able to analyse literary and film texts;
  • be able to demonstrate a sense of how meaning is produced in both modes;
  • be able to explore the ideological implications of narrative form in each medium.
The subject will cover the following topics:
- literary and film techniques and their terminology the process of adaptation - how to analyse a film - the production of meaning in written text and film the relationship between narrative form and ideology.
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.