SPAN 077. Cine y literatura: la adaptación fílmica

The aim of this course is to study a particular set of Latin American texts and their film adaptations. Incorporating relevant critical terminology, the immediate focus will be on the medium-specific language of the visual text and on the close reading of literary texts. We will identify and analyze the strategies used to adapt novels and short stories to the film medium. The approach of this class will set aside the issue of fidelity to understand how the film presents its own interpretation of literary texts. The works chosen pose special challenges for adaptation. Novels/stories and film adaptations may include, but are not limited to, Plata quemada, "Patrón", Oriana, Tan de repente, Pantaleón y las visitadoras, Ilona llega con la lluvia, among others.
Prerequisite: SPAN 022 or 023, the equivalent or permission of the instructor.
1 credit.
Fall 2017. Martínez.
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Spanish  
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