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Popular King's course, Literature and Film, open to the public this fall

Aug 12, 2015

Have you ever wondered why you prefer a novel to its film version?  Have you wondered why a film adaptation can be so different from the original book? 

This fall, The King’s University Department of English is opening a popular course, Stranger than Fiction: Literature and Film, to the public. This course will examine cinematic adaptations of select books and short stories, including To Kill a Mockingbird, The English Patient, Into the Wild, and Away from Her. Class discussions will focus on the relation of books to their film versions in order to understand the possibilities and complications when we watch a story instead of reading it. 

The connection between literature and films this semester is identity and self. Classes will examine this in relation to character development, scene comparisons, dialogue, and the role of faith. Learn basic film terminology and how to think critically about the relationship between the two genres. A background in film studies is not required.

Literature and Film runs Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9:30 pm, September 8 to December 8, at a reduced non-credit tuition rate. This course can also be taken for credit. For further information, please contact Professor Philip Mingay at  or 780-465-3500 ext 8077.

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