2023-2024 / LGER0206-1

English language literature


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in multilingual communication (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in multilingual communication (120 ECTS) (Digital media education)5 crédits 
 Master in modern languages and literatures : German, Dutch and English (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in modern languages and literatures : general (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in modern languages and literatures : German, Dutch and English (60 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in modern languages and literatures : general (60 ECTS)5 crédits 


Daria Tunca

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This class will focus on Anglophone texts and their screen adaptations. Following a brief introduction to adaptation theory and film analysis, the course will consist in examining three novels and their film/television adaptations.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Upon completion of the course, students will master the literary/cinematic themes discussed in class, and they will have developed the methodological skills needed to analyse the relationship between literary texts and their film adaptations.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Very good knowledge of English and advanced literary skills (i.e., as expected at MA level). There are no prerequisites in terms of film analysis.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

After a presentation of the course and some warm-up exercises, the class will feature a theoretical lecture followed by seminar discussions. Students are expected to read/watch the material to be discussed in class in advance, and they will be asked to complete three short written assignments prior to the sessions on the novels.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:


Recommended or required readings

The primary material covered in class consists of the following works:

- Ian McEwan, Atonement (2001; edition used in class: Vintage, 2002), and its 2007 film adaptation (dir. Joe Wright).

- Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita (1955; edition used in class: Penguin, 1995), and its 1997 film adaptation (dir. Adrian Lyne).

- Jane Austen, Sanditon (incomplete manuscript found after the author's death in 1817; edition used in class: Oxford World's Classics, Oxford University Press, 2019), and the first two episodes of its 2019 television adaptation (ITV, dir. Olly Blackburn).

Written work / report

Other : Oral exam

Additional information:

A written essay to be prepared at home and an oral exam. The final mark will take into account the students' level of English, their ability to develop a scholarly argument based on existing research, and their knowledge and understanding of the material studied in class.


Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The course will be held during the second term (Tuesday, 11.00-13.00). The first class will take place on Tuesday 6 February 2024.


Daria Tunca Department of Modern Languages: Linguistics, Literature, Translation University of Liège Place Cockerill, 3-5 (A2) B-4000 Liège Belgium
Email: dtunca@uliege.be Phone: + 32 (0) 4 366 53 44

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