General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Cinematographic Doors To Nineteenth-Century Literature (The Real and the Romantic)
Language English
Module lecturer dr Marcin Jauksz
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position assistant professor
Faculty Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology
Semester 2024/2025 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 03-AP-CDN-I


Module aim (aims)

• to present the nineteenth-century literary masterpieces and the most interesting attempts to bring them onto silver screen;

• to use adaptation theories in the process of interpretation;

• to develop the skills of reading literary and theoretical texts.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

B2 level command of English


Reading list

Fiction1. 1. M. Shelley, "Frankenstein", 2. J. K. Erben, "Kytice" ("Wildflowers"), 3. "A. Mickiewicz, "Forefather's Eve"  4. E. A. Poe, "Tales of Mystery and Imagination", [any edition, selected stories]. 4. H. Melville, "Moby Dick" (fragments) 5. S. Orne Jewett, "The Country of Pointed Firs" (fragments)

Theory 6. D. Cartmell, I. Whelehan, Screen Adaptation: Impure Cinema, Palgrave 2010, pp. 10-28, 97-111. 7. M. Donesi, "Popular Culture" Rowman 2012. 8. L. Hutcheon, "A Theory of Adaptation", Routlege Chapman&Hall 2006. 9. T. Leitch, "Film Adaptation and its Discontents. From “Gone with the Wind” to “Passion of the Christ”, John Hopkins University Press 2009, pp. 1-21, 236-256.