Litterature & Cinema

For Anglophones

Presentation of the course

Course for Anglophones | Litterature & Cinema


A new literature course for Anglophones, in which literary texts will be read and considered in the context of cinema, current affairs, and the humanities in general.


This course is designed for avid readers, 'cinephiles', and aspiring writers/ filmmakers interested in learning the mechanisms that create great narratives.


Novels and plays will be deconstructed according to the tools of literary analysis, and then in relation to their respective adaptations to film. Key focuses for the class will be:

  • the context in which both the book and its film are created;
  • how meaning is retained and altered between the two forms;
  • how the influence of other disciplines (mythology, history, psychology, art, and politics) informs and enriches understanding of both the text and its adaptation.

Teacher's profil

Victoria J. Jensen

English teacher. Professor of literature.

Journalist & scriptwriter

For 15 years Victoria worked in motion picture development and literary acquisitions (L.A.), marketing for international film festivals (L.A., Berlin), feature film production (N.Y.C.), and programmed & moderated events for film education (London, Berlin). She has been involved with 32 (motion picture) theatrical releases. Moving to France in 2010, Victoria wrote on a freelance basis for various organizations, publishing companies, and for online & print publications (curriculum development, literature and film reviews and essays). Since 2014, Victoria has worked as a literature teacher in Geneva.


Victoria studied Journalism at the University of Washington, Screenwriting at The American Film Institute, holds a Bachelor of Science in English from the University of Portland, a Master of Arts in English from King's College, London, as well as teaching certifications & a portion of her Masters in Education, from Durham University and the International Baccalaureate Organization (respectively).


The child of teachers who did educational exchanges, Victoria was born in the Pacific Northwest, lived in Mexico City as a child, went to secondary school in the Highlands of Scotland, and spent her summers in Chicago. Victoria now lives in France with her husband and son.

Useful information



Wednesday from 6:15 PM to 7:45


October, 2 – October, 9 – October, 16 – November, 6 – November, 13 – November, 20 – November, 27 – December, 4




138 € / 8 courses



Lieu des cours


 École Jeanne d'Arc

397 promenade Marie Paradis

74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

« Ascensions culturelles »

63, chemin de la Digue, Argentière

74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc

Téléphone : +33 (0)6 72 22 33 15

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