LMKB_a401 Adaptation, Remediation, Transmediation: Literature on Screen

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. Mgr. Petr Bubeníček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Petr Bubeníček, Ph.D.
Department of Czech Literature and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Eva Zachová
Supplier department: Department of Czech Literature and Library Studies - Faculty of Arts
Mon 10:00–11:40 Scala
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 200 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 10/200, only registered: 0/200, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/200
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course deals with film adaptations of literary works and is devoted to the relationship between literature and film in the wider cultural and historical context. After the introductory lectures, students will be familiar with the changes in the film adaptation of theory and new methods of research (a new concept T. Leitch, S. Murray, T. Corrigan, D. Andrew and others). In addition to formal analysis we will emphasize the interpretation of adaptation not only as a product, but we will focus on the process of its creation and function in the broader cultural and social, economic and historical context. The other part of the course, based on the interpretation of selected film adaptations, will be focused on Czech literature in the early sound film, a film adaptation in the Czech environment in the 1930s. Semantic and formal shifts during the transfer of literary works to the screen will be observed, but also the circumstances of the origination of selected film adaptations, their production and reception.Reading of literary works and texts focused on the phenomenon is essential to successfull accomplishment of the course.
Learning outcomes
After finishing the course student will be familiar with wide range of theoretical approach to adaptation research:
- will get the conceptual equipment of the theory of film adaptations,
- will be able to understand the specificity of the relationship between literature and film,
- will acquire multiple interpretation methods for adaptation research and will be able to assess adaptation in other ways than in terms of fidelity or infidelity to the literary artwork and interprets them better,
- will be able to understand the film adaptations in a broader cultural context.
  • Lectures will be focused on selected concepts and theories of film adaptation and the following topics: Film adaptations of works by Ignát Herrmann (directed by V. Slavínský, M. J. Krňanský, M. Frič); Film adaptations of sentimental literature for women and adaptations of literature intentionally aimed at male audience (e.g. Srdce v soumraku, Žena pod křížem, Muži v Offsidu, Klapzubova jedenáctka, Načeradec král kibiců); Film adaptations of literature from the student environment (e.g. movies Škola základ života, Cesta do hlubin študákovy duše, Kantor Ideál) and Vančuras film Před maturitou; Film adaptations of classic literature (e.g. movies Hlídač č. 47, Ze světa lesních samot, Trhani).
    recommended literature
  • CORRIGAN, Timothy. Film and literature :an introduction and reader. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1999. x, 374 s. ISBN 0-13-526542-8. info
    not specified
  • MURRAY, Simone. The adaptation industry : the cultural economy of contemporary literary adaptation. 1. pub. New York: Routledge, 2012. xvi, 253. ISBN 9780415999038. info
  • CARDULLO, Bert. Formal matters : studies in film adaptation and (re)evaluation. Washington, D.C.: New Academia, 2011. xiii, 430. ISBN 9780983689928. info
  • Beyond adaptation : essays on radical transformations of original works. Edited by Phyllis Frus - Christy Williams. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company, 2010. x, 216. ISBN 9780786442232. info
  • DEBONA, Guerric. Film adaptation in the Hollywood studio era. Urbana: University of Illinois press, 2010. x, 195. ISBN 9780252077371. info
  • Redefining adaptation studies. Edited by Laurence Raw - Dennis R. Cutchins - James Michael Welsh. Lanham: Scarecrow Press, 2010. xiii, 182. ISBN 9780810872981. info
  • Authorship in film adaptation. Edited by Jack Boozer. 1st ed. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2008. viii, 341. ISBN 0292718535. info
  • In/fidelity : essays on film adaptation. Edited by David L. Kranz - Nancy C. Mellerski. 1st pub. Newcastle: Cambridge scholars publishing, 2008. viii, 251. ISBN 9781847184023. info
  • SZCZEPANIK, Petr. Konzervy se slovy. Počátky zvukového filmu a česká mediální kultura 30. let (Cans with Words. Coming of Sound Film and Czech Media Culture of the 1930s). 1. vyd. Brno: Host, 2008. 536 pp. Host. ISBN 978-80-7294-316-6. info
  • GERAGHTY, Christine. Now a major motion picture : film adaptations of literature and drama. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc., 2008. viii, 223. ISBN 9780742538214. info
  • CHATMAN, Seymour Benjamin. Příběh a diskurs : narativní struktura v literatuře a filmu. Translated by Milan Orálek. Vyd. 1. Brno: Host, 2008. 328 s. ISBN 9788072942602. info
  • LEITCH, Thomas. Film adaptation and its discontents : from Gone with the Wind to The Passion of the Christ. Baltimore: John Hopkins University press, 2007. xi, 354. ISBN 9780801885655. info
  • LEITCH, Thomas. Film adaptation and its discontents : from Gone with the Wind to The Passion of the Christ. Baltimore: John Hopkins University press, 2007. xi, 354. ISBN 9780801885655. info
  • The Cambridge companion to literature on screen. Edited by Deborah Cartmell - Imelda Whelehan. 1st pub. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. xi, 273. ISBN 9780521614863. info
  • The literature/film reader : issues of adaptation. Edited by James Michael Welsh - Peter Lev. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2007. xxviii, 36. ISBN 9780810859494. info
  • HUTCHEON, Linda. A theory of adaptation. New York: Routledge, 2006. xviii, 232. ISBN 0415967953. info
  • HUTCHEON, Linda. A theory of adaptation. New York: Routledge, 2006. xviii, 232. ISBN 0415967953. info
  • DESMOND, John M. and Peter HAWKES. Adaptation : studying film and literature. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2006. xii, 256. ISBN 007282204X. info
  • STAM, Robert. François Truffaut and friends : modernism, sexuality, and film adaptation. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2006. xvi, 239. ISBN 0813537258. info
  • From camera lens to critical lens : a cellection of best essays on film adaptation. Edited by Rebecca Housel. 1st pub. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006. xii, 230. ISBN 1847180310. info
  • Books in motion : adaptation, intertextuality, authorship. Edited by Mireia Aragay. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2005. 289 s. ISBN 9042019573. info
  • Literature and film : a guide to the theory and practice of film adaptation. Edited by Robert Stam - Alessandra Raengo. First published. Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2005. xiv, 359. ISBN 0631230556. info
  • STAM, Robert. Literature through film : realism, magic, and the art of adaptation. 1st pub. Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2005. xvii, 388. ISBN 140510287X. info
  • TIBBETTS, John C. and James Michael WELSH. The encyclopedia of novels into film. Edited by Rodney Hill - Bruce Hutchinson - Gene Phillips - Robert Wise. 2nd ed. New York: Checkmark Books, 2005. xxii, 586. ISBN 0816063818. info
  • ZATLIN, Phyllis. Theatrical translation and film adaptation : a practitioner's view. Clevedon: Multilingual matters, 2005. xii, 222. ISBN 1853598321. info
  • Tvořivé zrady : současné polské myšlení o filmu a audiovizuální kultuře. Edited by Petr Mareš - Petr Szczepanik. Vyd. v ČR 1. Praha: Národní filmový archiv, 2005. 500 s. ISBN 8070041196. info
  • A companion to literature and film. Edited by Robert Stam - Alessandra Raengo. 1st pub. Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2004. xv, 463. ISBN 9780631230533. info
  • MONACO, James. Jak číst film :svět filmů, médií a multimédií : umění, technologie, jazyk, dějiny, teorie. Translated by Tomáš Liška - Jan Valenta, Illustrated by David Lindroth. 1. vyd. Praha: Albatros, 2004. 735 s. ISBN 9788000014104. info
  • MRAVCOVÁ, Marie. Od Oidipa k Francouzově milence :světová litaratura ve filmu : interpretace z let 1982-1998. Vyd. 1. Praha: Národní filmový archiv, 2001. 371 s. ISBN 80-7004-099-8. info
  • CHATMAN, Seymour Benjamin. Dohodnuté termíny : rétorika narativu ve fikci a filmu. V Olomouci: Univerzita Palackého, 2000. 259 s. ISBN 8024401754. info
  • Film adaptation. Edited by James Naremore. 1st pub. London: Athlone Press, 2000. x, 258. ISBN 0485300931. info
  • Adaptations from text to screen, screen to text. Edited by Deborah Cartmell - Imelda Whelehan. 1st pub. London: Routledge, 1999. xvii, 247. ISBN 0415167388. info
  • MCFARLANE, Brian. Novel to film : an introduction to the theory of adaptation. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996. viii, 279. ISBN 0198711506. info
  • MACUROVÁ, Alena and Petr MAREŠ. Text a komunikace : jazyk v literárním díle a ve filmu. Praha: Univerzita Karlova, 1993. info
  • STAM, Robert, Robert BURGOYNE and Sandy FLITTERMAN-LEWIS. New vocabularies in film semiotics : structuralism, post-structuralism and beyond. 1st pub. London: Routledge, 1992. xv, 239. ISBN 041506595X. info
  • MRAVCOVÁ, Marie. Literatura ve filmu. Praha: Melantrich, 1990. ISBN 8070230622. info
  • Film and literature : a comparative approach to adaptation. Edited by Wendell M. Aycock - Michael Schoenecke. Lubbock, Texas: Texas Tech University Press, 1988. ISBN 0-89672-159-0. info
  • Modern European filmmakers and the art of adaptation. Edited by Andrew Horton - Joan Magretta. New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., 1981. xiv, 383. ISBN 0804462771. info
  • KLEIN, Michael and Gillian PARKER. The English Novel and the Movies. New York: Frederik Invar Publishing, 1981. 383 pp. info
Teaching methods
The course is based on methods of presentation, analysis and synthesis of knowledge. It also uses collective work, in-class discussions and individual work of students.
Assessment methods
The course is concluded by an exam (LMK students) or colloquium.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 0.

  • Enrolment Statistics (recent)
  • Permalink: https://is.muni.cz/course/phil/autumn2019/LMKB_a401