UCJANGBP43 British and American Culture in Film

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Libor Práger, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Libor Práger, Ph.D.
Institute of Foreign Languages - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course will cover specific cultural and historical concepts through analysis of British and American pieces of literature and their film adaptations. The novels and films will be analyzed, compared, and discussed critically. The course will take the form of critical discussion in class and writing critical analysis essays. During the class, a short (approx. 200/300 words) critical appraisal shall be written. A second essay will be expected at the end of the semester.
Learning outcomes
After finishing the course, the students will: - understand the relationship between the film and literary narration - understand the specifics of film and literary representation of reality - identify cultural and historical contexts presented by film and literary works - master the basics of film and literary critical terminology - be able to interpret film and literary text as a meaningful structure - improve their academic writing skills - be able to discuss topics in literary and film critical discourse
  • 1. Introducing the topic, film and literary critical terminology 2. Henry James: Washington Square (book) 3. Agnieszka Holland: Washington Square (film) 4. G. Greene: The Quiet American (book) 5. Phillip Noyce: The Quiet American (film) 6. Ian McEwan: Atonement (book) 7. Joe Wright: Atonement (film) 8. Michael Cunningham: The Hours (book) 9. S. Daldry: The Hours (film) 10. Chuck Palahniuk: Fight Club (book) 11. David Fincher: Fight Club (film) 12. Russell Banks: Sweet Hereafter (book) 13. Atom Egoyan: Sweet Hereafter (film)
    required literature
  • Barker, Ch. (2004). The SAGE Dictionary of Cultural Studies. London: Sage Publications.
  • HUTCHEON, L. Teória adaptácie. Brno, JAMU, 2012. info
    recommended literature
  • Hilský, Martin:. Současný britský román. info
  • CHATMAN, S. Příběh a diskurs. Narativní struktura v literatuře a filmu. Brno, 2008. info
Teaching methods
Presentation, class discussion, critical writing
Assessment methods
two written essays, oral presentation
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2021, Summer 2022, Summer 2023.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Summer 2024, recent)
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