Remaking Monsters and Heroines: Adapting Classic Literature for Contemporary Audiences





June 13-27 2021 Length: 2 Weeks


Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience


This two-week Summer Institute, which is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and hosted by the University of Arkansas, invites K-12 educators to immerse themselves in learning about literary adaptation and its role in recirculating and popularizing the literary canon. Focusing on Frankenstein and Cinderella, as well as adaptations of these stories in film, drama, young adult fiction, and graphic novels, the Institute will offer teachers multiple opportunities 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 designed to support and engage diverse learners.

Project Director(s)

Sean Connors; Lissette Lopez Szwydky Davis

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Lissette Lopez Szwydky; Sean P. Connors; Thomas Leitch; Glenn Jellenik; Lita Judge; Theater Squared; Northwest Arkansas Audio Theater; Still on the Hill

Grantee Institution

University of Arkansas

Funded through the Division of Education Programs