Instructor: Cherry MWF 1:25pm-2:20pm
This course will explore the wide use of adaptation throughout literature and seek to expand our understanding of what it means for literature to adapt. Expanding adaptation will include looking at how poetry adapts nature, the visual arts, and oral tradition; how modernist fiction innovations lead to adaptions of human consciousness into literary representations; how adaptation changes the performative elements of drama when stories are moved off the stage; how film and literature working together for adaptation gained it’s prominent role; and how classic film techniques have been updated by the new “golden age” of television.
Students will be urged to look at literature from many different periods in relation to the adaptations that followed as well as whatever source material may have helped inspire the works originally. Adding context in this way is an effort to understand how these relationships between various works can create a fuller picture of literary adaptation.