General information

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


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


1. . Ch. Dickens, "Great Expectations" [fragments], 2. Ivan Franko, "Zakhar Berkut", 3. Bolesław Prus, "The Doll",   4. James, "Turn of the Screw", 5. W. S. Reymont, "The Peasants"


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, 236-256.10. J. Sands, ‘We „Other Victrians”’; or, Rethinking the Nineteenth Century, in: Adaptation and Appropriation, New York: Routlege 2006, pp. 120-129.