Remaking Monsters and Heroines: Adapting Classic Literature for Contemporary Audiences
Focusing on Frankenstein and Cinderella, as well as adaptations of these stories in film, drama, young adult fiction, children’s picture books, and graphic novels, this institute provides opportunities for K-12 educators to investigate the theoretical and aesthetic considerations of adaptation, to participate in intellectually rigorous conversations about the challenges of this work, and to develop curricular materials that support and engage diverse learners. The institute also features hands-on technology workshops designed to equip educators with experience using digital tools to support student-produced literary adaptations, including podcasts, radio theater, short films, comic books, picture books, and other forms of multimodal texts.
Lecturers and Visiting Faculty
Thomas Leitch, Glenn Jellenik, Lita Judge, Kelly Mulhollan, Donna Mulhollan, Hung Pham, Theater Squared