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Adaptation as Cultural Paradigm: Novel, Opera, Cinema

HNRS 2030 Sec. 4 - Spring 2016

Assistant Professor Jeffrey Leichman Department of French Studies

Tu Th 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
221 French House

What is a novel? An opera? A film? This class will look at the cultural construction of “genre” across three centuries, tracking changes and continuities in an iconic story of illicit passion, punishment, and finally tragic redemption (in the wilds of Louisiana!), as it is transformed from narrative prose to lyric drama to New-Wave cinema.

Fulfills General Education:

English Composition