19th Century Literary Adaptations

Class Schedule:

Week 1: Parts of Argument
Jan 14: Introduction
Jan 16: Pride and Prejudice 1-52 (Volume 1, Chapter 1-14)

Week 2: Claims

Jan 21: Pride and Prejudice 53-101 (Volume 1, Chapter 15-23) Writing: Claim about Pride & Prejudice

Jan 23: Pride and Prejudice 102-149 (Volume 2, Chapter 1-11) Writing: Two claims about Pride & Prejudice

Week 3: Evidence

Jan 28: Pride and Prejudice 150-184 (Volume 2, Chapter 12-19) Writing: Choose a passage and write a paragraph analyzing it

Jan 30: Pride and Prejudice 185-250 (Volume 3, Chapter 1-10)

Writing: Choose a passage and write a paragraph analyzing it

Week 4: Reasons

Feb 4: Pride and Prejudice, 250-298 (Volume 3, Chapter 11-19) Feb 6: Movie: Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Reading: Linda Hutcheon’s “Beginning to Theorize Adaptation: What? Who? Why? How? Where? When?” (Course packet)

Week 5: Warrants

Feb 11: Webisodes: “Lizzie Bennet Diaries” (http://www.lizziebennet.com/story/video-diaries/), 1-9, 14-15, 28-29, 39-41

Reading: “The Jane Austen Decade” (Course Packet)
Feb 13: Webisodes: “Lizzie Bennet Diaries,” 45, 48-50, 56-62, 78-83

Week 6: Acknowledgment and Response

Feb 18: Webisodes: “Lizzie Bennet Diaries,” 84-100
Reading: “Lydia, Legacy, and the End of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries” (Course packet or

http://cultural-learnings.com/2013/03/28/lydia-legacy-and-the-end-of-the-lizzie-bennet-diaries/) Feb 20: Workshop (Draft of Paper 1 Due)
Feb 21: Writing: First Paper Due

Week 7: Problem Frames

Feb 25: Frankenstein Preface, letters, Chapter 1-6 Feb 27: Frankenstein Chapter 7-12

Writing: Write a problem frame for Frankenstein

Week 8: Problem Frames

Mar 4: Frankenstein, Chapter 13-20
Mar 6: Frankenstein, Chapter 21-24
Mar 7: Writing: Revised First Paper Due

Week 9: No Class

Mar 11, 13: Spring Break

Week 10: Characters and Actions

Mar 18: Movie: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994)
Reading: Dianne Sadoff’s “Reproducing Monsters, Vampires, and Cyborgs” (Course

Mar 20: Workshop (Draft of Paper 2 Due) Mar 21: Writing: Paper 2 Due

Week 11: Characters and Actions

Mar 25: Review of writing principles, characters and actions
Mar 27: “A Scandal in Bohemia,” “A Case of Identity” (Course packet)

Writing: Write a paragraph on what makes Sherlock Holmes a good detective using good characters and actions

Week 12: Topic Strings

Apr 1: TV: Sherlock, “A Study in Pink” (Season 1 episode 1, available on reserve in Clemons and on Netflix)

Reading: Fern Riddell’s “Sherlock Holmes: A Very British Superhero” (Course Packet) Apr 3: TV: Elementary, “The Woman” and “Heroine” (Season 1, episodes 23-24, on reserve in Clemons)

Writing: Write a paragraph (using either focused or chained topic strings) on what’s been changed/modernized in Sherlock or Elementary

Week 13: Topic Strings

Apr 8: Discussion of two adaptations, topic strings practice
Reading: Kirstie Haruta’s “Why, Even as BBC Sherlock Fans, Elementary has Become

Our Favorite” (Course Packet)
Writing: 1 page comparison of the two adaptations analyzing differences

Apr 10: Movie: Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Reading: Trevor Gentry-Birnbaum’s “How Faithful is Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes to

Arthur Conan Doyle?” (Course Packet)

Week 14: Portfolios

Apr 15: Workshop (Draft of Final Paper Due) Apr 16: Writing: Final Paper Due
Apr 17: Portfolio and cover letter exercise

Writing: Write a self-assessment cover letter

Week 15: Portfolios Continued

Apr 22: Workshop
Writing: Revise one of the papers for the portfolio Apr 24: Workshop
Writing: Revise one of the papers for the portfolio

Last Day:
Apr 29: Portfolios Due

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