Course: Literature and film

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Course title Literature and film
Course code KBO/4124
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Tlustý Jan, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Methodological theses I: Pre-concepts and basic theses (G. Bluestone, L. Hutcheon) 2. Methodological theses II: Film as a medium, problems of narration in film (S. Chatman, D. Bordwell) 3. Methodological theses III: Contemporary attitudes to film adaptations (T. Corrigan, T. Leitch) 4. K. J. Erben: Kytice / A Bouquet of Folk Legends- F. A. Brabec: Kytice / A Bouquet of Folk Legends (2000) 5. J. Verne: A Deadly Invention - K. Zeman: Vynález zkázy / A Deadly Invention (1958) 6. V. Vančura: Markéta Lazarová / Marketa Lazarova - F. Vláčil: Markéta Lazarová (1967) 7. R. Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451 - F. Truffaut: 451 stupňů Fahrenheita / Fahrenheit 451 (1966) 8. F. Hrubín: Romance pro křídlovku / Romance for Bugle - O. Vávra: Romance pro křídlovku / Romance for Bugle (1966) 9. L. Fuks: Spalovač mrtvol / The Cremator - J. Herz: Spalovač mrtvol / The Cremator (1968) 10. V. Nezval: Valérie a týden divů / Valeria and the week of miracles - J. Jireš: Valérie a týden divů (1970) 11. K. Kesey: One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest - M. Forman: Přelet nad kukaččím hnízdem / One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 12. B. Hrabal: Postřižiny / Cutting It Short- J. Menzel: Postřižiny / Cutting It Short (1980) 13. M. Kundera: Nesnesitelná lehkost bytí / The Unbearable Lightness of Being - P. Kaufman: Nesnesitelná lehkost bytí / The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1984) 14. O. Pavel: Smrt krásných srnců / Death of Beautiful Deer - K. Kachyňa: Smrt krásných srnců / Death of Beautiful Deer (1986)

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The subject presents basic insight into the contemporary theory of film adaptation. During the subject, we work with different methodical attitudes to research of literature in film and we watch film adaptations and put them into wide cultural and historical context. We´ll demythologise widespread attitude to adaptations and their rating according to measure of identity of adaptation with the original. Theoretical theses will be verified during interpretation of concrete literary works and their adaptation (that means famous Czech and Foreign literature and cinematography pieces).
After completing the course, students will be able to understand the basic problems of adaptation transcripts, especially different types of relationships between literature and film, and he acquires basic methodological concepts through which he will be able to think about adaptations. He will also understand the problems of adaptation in the broader context of intermedial and intercultural studies.
knowledge of the field on the level of GCSE exam knowledge of disciplines connected to the central domain of study knowledge of appropriate terminology

Assessment methods and criteria
attendance activity presentation test
Recommended literature
  • Bubeníček, P. Filmová adaptace. Hledání intermediální přístupu. Iluminace, č. 1, s. 7-21. 2010.
  • Bubeníček, P. Proměny myšlení o literatuře ve filmu. In S. Fedrová ed., Česká literatura v intermediální perspektivě, s. 135. Praha: Academia, 2011.
  • Corrigan, T. Film and Literature: an introduction and reader. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1999.
  • Corrigan, T. Historie literatury ve filmu. Pandora, č. 2, s. 105-118. 2010.
  • Elliot, K. Literatura ve filmu v kontextu diskuzí nad obsahem a formou Pandora, č. 2, s. 58-104. 2010.
  • Hutcheon, L. Teória adaptácie. Brno: JAMU, 2012.
  • Chatman, S. Příběh a diskurz. Narativní struktura v literatuře a ve filmu. Brno: Host, 2008.
  • Jedličková, A. - Fedrová, S. Intermediální poetika příběhu. Praha: Akropolis, 2011.
  • Macurová, A. - Mareš, P.:. Text a komunikace : jazyk v literárním díle a ve filmu. Praha: UK, 1993.
  • Mravcová, M. Od Oidipa k Francouzově milence : světová literatura ve filmu : interpretace z let 1982-1998. Praha: NFA, 2001.
  • Reskond, J. M. - Hawkes, P. Adaptation: studying film and literature. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2006.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teaching of Czech Language and Literature for the 2nd Stage of Primary Schools and for Secondary Schools (A14) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer