EDF10020 Page, Stage & Screen II

Academic Year 2021/2022

This module is for students on the English, Drama and Film pathway only. It focuses on issues of adaptation, and considers the different meanings generated by the same texts in cinematic, theatrical, literary, and digital form. Through the study of a number of case studies in a range of media forms, the module will consider issues in adaptation such as temporaral or geographical setting, cultural difference, intertextuality, performance, direct and indirect adaptation, and formal specificity, among others. It will ask students to consider what happens to a text in adaptation: does it remain connected to its 'original', or is it a new text in its own right? How is meaning, motivation, and performance translated across forms? Students will also have the opportunity to explore how this works in practice, workshopping and developing their own adaptation project.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this module, students will:
1. Understand key concepts of adaptation.
2. Be able to track meaning across a diverse range of adaptations of the same text.
3. Be able to write critically about the specificities of adaptation across a range of forms.
4. Be able to conceptualise and critically frame their own creative adaptation project.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Seminar (or Webinar)


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Critical writing; reflective learning; active learning; peer and group work; student presentations. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Continuous assessment; throughout the trimester Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Continuous Assessment: Participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Project: Final Project Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Professor Jane Grogan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Michelle O'Connell Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Nicolas Pillai Lecturer / Co-Lecturer