Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have achieved the following learning outcomes:
has comprehensive knowledge about a selection of literary texts in English and their adaptations, including works for young adults
has thorough familiarity with relevant literary and didactic theory
has a broad understanding of the manifold lives of literary texts and their adaptations
has advanced knowledge about perspectives within theories of reception and adaptation
has broad knowledge about the use of literature and adaptations in teaching and/or other forms of dissemination
can analyse literary texts and films by using relevant theories and methods within the fields of literature and film
can employ knowledge about reception theory, and adaptation theory in order to understand literary texts, adaptations and their contexts
can use theoretical perspectives on Reading literature and adaptations in order to employ that understanding in teaching and/or other dissemination situations
can make use of perspectives from reception theory in teaching and/or other forms of dissemination, in order to understand, differentiate for and supervise a variety of readers in their learning and development
can reflect on how literary texts and adaptations, including works for young adults, appear in historical and material forms
can analyse relevant theoretical and ethical topics within the field
can communicate fluently in English about relevant topics with other students, specialists, and the general public
can use his or her knowledge and skills independently in order to complete oral and written tasks in English
can analyse and critically relate to research and use these skills in his or her profession
This is an introductory course in reception and adaptation studies. The course will involve close readings of primary texts and adaptations in their historical contexts.
The course operates from a broad definition of text and reading – films and other cultural expressions are also texts that may be read in this course.
Working from the premise that all texts are historically situated and acquire new meanings in new contexts, we will explore a number of different works, including works for young adults, from different historical periods and their reception.
The course will also contain discussions of key theoretical contributions to the field of adaptation and reception studies, didactic theory and praxis-oriented perspectives on the uses of literary texts and adaptations in teaching and other forms of culture work.
Arbeids- og undervisningsformer
On-campus seminars and digital seminars.
Obligatoriske krav som må være godkjent før eksamen kan avlegges
In order to take the exam, the students must pass the following requirements:
An attendance record of at least 80 % according to the semester plan. Students are responsible for registration of attendance
Participation in at least one net-seminar
1-2 obligatory assignments (oral and/or written)
Three-day individual take-home exam, 4000 words.
The exam is graded on a scale from A to F. A is the highest pass grade and E is the lowest pass grade.