Jane Austen: From the Page to the Screen
calendar_month 29 Iul 2015, 00:00
This module runs in the second session: July 4 - July 25. Jane Austen is one of the most important writers in the history of the novel and she remains extremely popular. This module examines her complex legacy through consideration of her six major novels, with a specific focus on her first three published works and their screen adaptations %E2%80" Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, and Northanger Abbey. Students will examine Austen%E2%80%99s place in literary tradition, engaging with debates about her style and the way in which her texts respond to a wide range of social and political issues including class relations, education, gender, the family, %E2%80%98improvement%E2%80%99, religion, social mobility, war, revolution and national identity. Informed by an understanding of Austen%E2%80%99s work on the page, and the contexts of its creation, %E2%80%98re-writings%E2%80%99 of Austen through screen adaptations and mashup/parody novels will be considered and critiqued, underpinning analysis and discussion of Austen%E2%80%99s continuing relevance to our own time.

Target group
Students with an IELTS score of 6.0 or higherMinimum age: 18

Course aim
The class is designed to:Develop an understanding of some of the main features of Austen's work; Explore themes in Austen's writing;Consider the social, policy and historical context of Austen's work; Examine Austen's legacy and contemporary relevance through analysis of screen adaptations.

Credits info
7.5 ECTS Each Summer School module is worth 15 UK credits. Official Transcripts are provided at the end of the course.

Fee info
GBP 1439: Tuition Fee per session EUR 0: At the time of application, students have the opportunity to select from accommodation at two of the University of Westminster's centrally located Halls of Residence, as well as joining a comprehensive Social Programme including evening events in London, and weekend trips throughout the UK.Prices vary and are available in full detail on our website.

University of Westminster
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City: London
Country: United Kingdom
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