Creating Adaptations in a Long Eighteenth-Century Literature Course
Students in an upper-level undergraduate literature course read Restoration adaptations of Shakespearean plays and Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko; mid-18th-century prose adaptations of Pamela; and 20th- and 21st-century prose and film adaptations of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Students first read corresponding hypotexts that influenced the adaptations. A semester of studying these texts ultimately prepares students for the course’s final project: an adaptation.
Studies in the Novel
Krueger, Misty. “Creating Adaptations in a Long Eighteenth-Century Literature Course.” Studies in the Novel. 2015. Web. 27 Aug. 2015.