FILM2066 Reading Literature (3 units)
The course introduces students to literary classics from the major genres of fiction, drama, and poetry. It serves to broaden students’ horizon and knowledge in literature and the arts, as well as encouraging them to explore the fundamental aspects of narrative construction, dramatic structure, characterization, metaphor and symbolism that essentially inform creativity and storytelling in film practice. Course instructors have the flexibility to study specific topics in literary genres and significant texts in their cultural backgrounds, which may include tragedy, comedy, fantastic literature, utopian and dystopian novel, horror and science fiction, creativity and the Unconscious, poetic symbolism, magic realism, modernism, and post-modernism. The course encourages students to flex their intellectual muscles and imaginative faculty by reading literary texts and their narratives as they cross over possible worlds between the real and the fictive, and exploring the capacity of literature.
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