LHSP 125 - College Writing
Section: 004 The Implications of Adaptation
Term: FA 2010
Subject: Lloyd Hall Scholars Program (LHSP)
Department: LSA Lloyd Hall Scholars
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR
Credit Exclusions:
A maximum of 20 Lloyd Hall Scholars Program credits may be counted toward a degree.
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The Implications of Adaptation: When Short Stories, Plays, and Novels Become Films

When a prose text is adapted for the screen, a new text comes into being. What vestiges of the original text remain? The shift in medium means a loss of or change in the original text’s essence. Essence includes the basic elements of story (plot, character, and point of view), structure, diction and style. In this course, we will compare literary texts with their film adaptations. And we’ll explore questions like: How does essence manifest across mediums? How do literary elements like structure and style translate to the screen? What effect does the loss of or shift in essence have on the success of a screen adaptation? Students will contribute weekly to a course blog, write three to four essays (a literary/film analysis, a book/film review, a comparison contrast piece, an argument essay) and try their own hand at adaptation.

Possible Texts:

“Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been” by Joyce Carol Oates, “Memento Mori” by Jonathan Nolan, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? By Edward Albee, Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, The Sweet Hereafter by Russell Banks, The Virgin Suicides by Geoffrey Eugenides

Films: Smooth Talk, Memento, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Vanya on 42nd Street, The Sweet Hereafter, The Virgin Suicides

LHSP 125 - College Writing
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Coursepack Location:
Dollar Bill Copying 611 Church St., Ann Arbor
Note:
Coursepack will be available for pickup the first week of classes. You will also be required to watch film versions of the texts we read. Viewing times TBA.
ISBN: 0312428812
The virgin suicides, Author: Jeffrey Eugenides., Publisher: Picador 1st Picado 2009
Required
ISBN: 0679734813
Six degrees of separation : a play, Author: by John Guare., Publisher: Vintage Books 1st Vintag 1990
Required
ISBN: 0312593392
Rules for Writers With 2009 Mla Update., Author: Diana Hacker ; contributing authors, Nancy Sommers, Tom Jehn, Jane Rosenzweig ; contributing ESL specialist, Marcy Carbajal Van Horn, Publisher: Bedford/st Martins 6th ed. 2009
Required
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