Remaking Monsters and Heroines: Adapting Classic Literature for Contemporary Audiences


Fayetteville, AR



June 14 - June 27, 2020 Length: 2 Weeks


Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience


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.

Project Director(s)

Sean Connors, Lissette Lopez Szwydky-Davis

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Thomas Leitch, Glenn Jellenik, Lita Judge, Kelly Mulhollan, Donna Mulhollan, Hung Pham, Theater Squared

Grantee Institution

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville