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Literary Transformations

When you'll study it
Semester 2
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 4
Module lead
Marianne O'Doherty
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

Why have some stories gripped the imagination of writers, musicians, and artists across cultures and centuries? And what does the emergence and constant re-emergence of such stories tell us about ourselves and others, past and present? What do readers and audiences continually find compelling about these translations, adaptations and transformations? How do writers reshape the stories they retell to meet the needs of their own times. In this module, you will trace, analyse, theorise and compare the inventions and reinventions of a classic narrative across history and through genres, from poetry to novels, and from song to paintings and film.

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