Code: 12062
Departament: Department of Education and Distance Learning
Field of Study: Literature
    - Literature
    - Cinema
    - Movie Script
    - Language
Maria do Céu Martins Monteiro Marques
Área Científica: Humanities.

Course Description:

In this course, we intend to reflect on the relationship of literature to cinema, given that there is no competition between them, but a complementarity able to give a new dimension to these two forms of artistic expression.

Proposes an analysis of various types of texts and films, in order to develop the perception of the structural elements of each gender discourse and grasp the challenges faced in demand equivalence (or not) the specific style and language level of these two forms of art.


It is intended that, at the end of this course, the student has acquired the following skills: - ability to understand and prepare critical reflection on the studied texts; - Ability to use vocabulary and concepts appropriate to the texts and films; - Ability to support positions on the problem of adapting literary works to the movies, - ability to produce knowledge in view of the subjects addressed.

The program of this course is structured around the following themes:
- The Instruments of Looking
- The Dialogues, the Argument and the Action
- The Script Film
- Adaptation
- Cinema: The Art of Fashion Most Popular
- The Film Language
- Evaluate a Movie
- Film analysis


- Bazin, André. O que é o cinema? Lisboa: Horizonte de Cinema, 1992.

- Bone, Jan & Johnson Ron. Understanding Film - An Introduction to Film Appreciation. Chicago: NTC Publishing Group, 1996.

- Hutcheon, Linda. A Theory of Adaptation. New York: Routledge, 2013.

- Joly, Martine. Introdução à Análise da Imagem. Lisboa: Edições 70, LDA., 2008.

- Les, Juan A. Hernández. Cinema e Literatura a Metáforta Visual. Porto: Campo das Letras, 1993.

- Marner, Terence. A Realização Cinematográfica. Lisboa: Edições 70, LDA., 2010.

- Vanoye, Francis, Goliot-Lété, Anne. Ensaio sobre a Análise Fílmica. S. Paulo: Papirus Editora, 2005.


Workload (hours): 130
Contact Hours: 32

Evaluation is made on individual basis and it involves the coexistence of two modes: continuous assessment (60%) and final evaluation (40%). Further information is detailed in the Learning Agreement of the course unit.

Language(s) of Instruction: Portuguese.

Contact for virtual mobility students: Communication and International Relations Office –