Daily Schedule

Assigned Reading and Time Periods

Participants will be asked to read three novels before the Institute begins:

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818)
  • Kenneth Oppel, This Dark Endeavor (2012)
  • Marissa Meyer, Cinder (2012)

All meals are built into the schedule. Morning activities occur after breakfast (8:30-11:30 a.m.); afternoon activities occur after lunch (1-4:45 p.m.); evening activities occur after dinner (7 p.m.). All scheduled events are in Central Time.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Arrivals and Registration (program begins late afternoon)

  • 5-6 p.m. — Dinner at Fulbright Dining Hall (Northwest Quad B-NWQB)
  • 6-6:45 — Greetings and introduction at NWQB
  • 7-8:30 — Welcome Reception at Carnall Hall

Monday, June 18

Topic: Introduction to Adaptation Studies

  • 7-8 a.m. — Breakfast at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)
  • 9-11:30 — Morning Lecture and Discussion at MHSR 0145
    • Introduction to our Institute (goals, objectives)
    • Presentation: “A Multimedia Cultural History of Frankenstein”
    • Essential Questions: Why study literature through its adaptations? What constitutes an adaptation? What are different types of adaptations? What is the cultural function of adaptation
    • Readings due for discussion: Thomas Leitch, “Introduction” to Film Adaptation and Its Discontents
    • 11:30-1 p.m. — Lunch and Independent Reading Time at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)
  • 2-5 — Afternoon Lecture and Discussion at MHSR 0145
    • Essential Questions: Why study literature through its adaptations? What constitutes an adaptation? What are different types of adaptations? What is the cultural function of adaptation?
    • Readings Due for discussion: (4 groups of 9; choose one of the following)
      • Thomas Leitch, “Entry-Level Classics,” from Film Adaptation and Its Discontents (2007)
      • Linda Hutcheon and Gary Bortolotti, “On the Origins of Adaptations: Rethinking ‘Success’ Biologically” (2007)
      • Julie Grossman, “Introduction” to Literature, Film, and their Hideous Progeny (2015)
      • Kate Newell, from Expanding Adaptation Networks (2017)
    • 5-6:30 — Dinner at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)
  • Evening: Independent Reading/Work time at NW Quad

Tuesday, June 19

Topic: Teaching Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

  • 7-8 a.m. — Breakfast at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)
  • 8:30-11:30 — Morning Lecture and Discussion at MHSR 0145
    • Presentation: Historical and Literary Contexts of Mary Shelley’s Novel Frankenstein (1818)
    • Essential Questions: What are the sociopolitics of Shelley’s novel? What social and political events shaped Frankenstein? What does Frankenstein have to say about education and democracy?
    • Readings due for discussion: Mary Shelley, Frankenstein
  • 11:30-1 p.m. — Lunch at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)
  • 1-4:00 — Afternoon Lecture and Discussion at MHSR 0145
    • Workshop and discussion: Identifying and Resituating Themes in Adaptations
    • Essential Question: What is the place of YA and other pop culture adaptations in the literature curriculum?
    • Readings due for discussion: Kenneth Oppell,This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein (Book 1)
  • 5-6:30 — Dinner at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)
  • 7-8 — Evening Activity at MHSR 0145
    • Visiting Artist: Kenneth Oppel (via Skype)

Wednesday, June 20

Adaptation Forms and Media: Part 1

  • 7-8 a.m. — Breakfast at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)
  • 8:30-9:30 — Morning Session in MHSR 0145
    • Listen to and discuss sample Frankenstein audio/radio adaptations
    • Elizabeth DeMeo on the craft of writing and creating “It’s Alive: The Podcast
  • 9:45-11:30 — Plenary and Discussion at MHSR 0145
    • Visiting Scholar: Thomas Leitch
    • Essential Question: How do adaptations both sustain the literary canon and empower students to critique and remake it?
  • 11:30- 1 p.m. — Lunch at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)
  • 1-2:30 — Discussion with Dr. Thomas Leitch MHSR 0145
    • Readings due: TBA
  • 2:45- 5 — Afternoon Presentation and Computer Workshop at Epley 118
    • Co-Directors will be available for one-on-one conferencing in Epley 276
    • Overview of audio editing software and podcast production. Participants will create a short audio file related to the topic of Frankenstein and adaptation.
  • 5 6:30 — Dinner at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)
  • Evening: 7:30-10:00 — NWQB Theatre B108   DOUBLE CREATURE FEATURE!
    • Film screening: Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

Thursday, June 21

Adaptation Forms and Media: Part 2

7-8 a.m. — Breakfast at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)

And so on

9:00 – 11:00 am Morning Lecture and Discussion at MHSR 0145Visiting Scholar: Glenn JellenikEssential Question: How do the languages of literature and other media intersect in adaptations?Readings due: TBA11:00 – 12:00 Summer Scholars Meeting with NEH Representative12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)1:00 – 4:00 pm  Afternoon Computer Lab Workshop at Epley 118Co-Directors will be available for one-on-one conferencing in Epley 276(1:00-2:00pm) Screening and discussion: Pemberley Digital / PBS Digital adaptation Frankenstein, MD (2014) and short video formats(2:00-4:00pm) Overview of video editing software. Participants will create short videos related to the Institute theme and topics incorporating skills covered during the workshop.4:00 – 5:00 pm Summer Scholars Independent Studio Time / Project Team Meeting with NEH representative 5:00 – 6:30 pm Dinner at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)7:00 – 8:30 pm  Sound Effects Demo and Discussion with Northwest Arkansas Audio Theatre Friday, June 22                                                                                                                                 Topic: Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Illustrated Children’s Books 7:00 – 8:00 am Breakfast at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)9:00 – 11:00 am Morning Lecture and Discussion at MHSR 0145Essential Question: How do readers draw on the multimodal design of comics to make meaning?Visual literaciesReadings due for discussion:Sean Connors, “Expanding Students’ Analytical Frameworks Through the Study of Graphic Novels”Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein11:30 – 1:00 pm Lunch at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)1:00 – 4:00 pm Afternoon Plenary and Discussion at MHSR 0145Essential Question: What questions and decisions drive the process of adaptation?Visiting Artist: P. Craig RussellActivity: Creating storyboards and planning comic book adaptations4:00 – 5:00 pm Individual/Group Studio Time at Epley 118Co-Directors will be available for one-on-one conferencing in Epley 276Meet with Project Directors and Institute Team Members for independent work time, consultation, and guidance on final projects.5:00 – 6:30 pm Dinner at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)Evening: Independent Reading/Work timeSaturday, June 23                                                                                                                            Frankenstein Animated and Illustrated8:30 – 10:30 am Saturday Morning Cartoons at MHSR 0145 (light breakfast provided)Screening and Discussion of Frankenweenie (2012)11:00 am – 1:00 pm Brunch at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)1:00 – 3:00 pm Afternoon Lecture and Discussion in MHSR 0145Essential Question: How do readers draw on the multimodal design of comics to make meaning?Readings due for discussion:Victor Lavalle’s Destroyer3:00 – 4:00 pm Afternoon Computer Lab Workshop at Epley 118Co-Directors will be available for one-on-one conferencing in Epley 276Introduction to Comic Life software4:00-5:00 pm Individual Studio Time at Epley 118Co-Directors will be available for one-on-one conferencing in Epley 276Meet with Project Directors and Institute Team Members for independent work time, consultation, and guidance on final projects.5:00 – 6:00 pm  Dinner at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)Evening: Explore Fayetteville – Local arts attractions on your ownSunday, June 24                                                                                                                               Field Trip #1: Crystal Bridges Art Museum9:00 am departure – 4:00 pm return (Breakfast and lunch to be provided)5:00 – 6:00 pm  Dinner at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)Evening: Explore Fayetteville – Local arts attractions on your ownMonday, June 25                                                                                                                              Topic: Pop Culture Fair7:00 – 8:00 am   Breakfast at Fulbright Dining Hall9:00 – 11:30 am Morning Pop Culture Fair, Show & Tell and DiscussionEssential Question:  How can putting multiple adaptations in conversation with one another open up larger questions about identity, representation, and culture? How can comparative approaches support critical analysis and multicultural understanding?11:30 am – 1:00 pm  Lunch at Fulbright Dining Hall1:00 – 3:00 pm  “Adaptation in the Abstract”  Workshop (MHSR 0145)3:00 – 4:00 pm Faculty Office Hours (MHSR 0145)Optional meetings with Project Directors and Institute Team Members for independent work time, consultation, and guidance on final projects.5:00 – 6:30 pm  Dinner at Fulbright Dining Hall7:00 – 8:00 pm Evening Activity in MHSR 0145Musical Performance and DiscussionVisiting Artist: Donna and Kelly Mullhollan (Still on the Hill)Tuesday, June 26                                                                                                                            YA Literature and Children’s Media7:00 – 8:00 am  Breakfast at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)9:00 – 11:00 am  Morning Lecture and Discussion at MHSR 0145Essential Question: How do adaptations both reproduce and complicate single stories about social constructs such as race, gender, and ability?Single Stories and Counter-stories in Young Adult LiteratureReadings due for discussion:Marissa Meyer’s Cinder (2012; YA novel)Hughes-Hassell’s “Multicultural Young Adult Literature as a Form of Counter-Storytelling”11:00 am – 1:00 pm  Lunch at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)1:00 – 4:00 pm Presentation and Discussion in Epley 118Essential Questions: What are the historical inheritances of dramatic play? How can teachers use adaptations to bring participatory culture and interactive play into the classroom?History of 19th Century Toy Theaters and Paper Toys3:00 – 4:45 pm Individual Studio Time Epley 118 (Co-Directors will be available for one-on-one conferencing in Epley 276)Meet with Project Directors and Institute Team Members for independent work time, consultation, and guidance on final projects.5:00 – 6:30 pm Dinner at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)Evening: Independent Reading/Work timeWednesday, June 27                                                                                                                       Topic: Arts Integration 7:00 – 8:00 am Breakfast at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)9:00 – 11:00 am  Morning Lecture and Discussion at MHSR 0145Presenter: Hung Pham, Integrative Arts Specialist and Director of the Center for Children and Youth, U of Arkansas.11:00 am – 1:00 pm Lunch at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)1:00 – 4:00 pm Afternoon Individual Studio Time at Epley 118Note: Co-Directors will be available for one-on-one conferencing in Epley 276Meet with Project Directors and Institute Team Members for individualized instruction, consultation, and guidance on final projects.5:00 – 6:30 pm Dinner at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)Evening: NWQB Theatre B108   Film screening and discussion: Ever After (1998)Thursday, June 28                                                                                                                           Field Trip #2: Trike Theatre Experience7:00 – 8:00 am  Breakfast at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB) 9:00 am departure – 4:30 pm returnPerformance/dramatic reading of Adelita y su Caballo: A Cinderella Historia for Niños to be followed by a Q & A with playwright, director, and cast at Walton Arts Center.Essential Questions: What questions and decisions drive the process of dramatic adaptation? How does enacting a literary text support student comprehension and engagement?Lunch Time: 12:00 – 1:00 pm (Boxed Lunch Provided) 1:00 – 4:00 pm Experiential Theatre & Adaptation Workshop at Walton Arts CenterVisiting Artists: Christopher Parks and Kassie Misiewicz5:00 – 6:30 pm Dinner at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)Evening: Independent Reading/Work timeFriday, June 29                                                                                                                                  Final Project Workday7:00 – 8:00 am  Breakfast at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)8:30 – 11:00 am Morning Individual Studio Time at Epley 118Note: Co-Directors will be available for one-on-one conferencing in Epley 276Meet with Project Directors and Institute Team Members for individualized instruction, consultation, and guidance on final projects.11:00 am – 1:00 pm Lunch at Fulbright Dining Hall (NWQB)1:00 – 4:00 pm Afternoon Individual Studio Time at Epley 118Note: Co-Directors will be available for one-on-one conferencing in Epley 276Meet with Project Directors and Institute Team Members for individualized instruction, consultation, and guidance on final projects.5:00 – 6:30 pm Dinner at Fulbright Dining HallEvening: Team Project Meetings/Independent TimeSaturday, June 30                                                                                                                            9:00 – 11:00 am Showcase of Final Projects at MHSR 014511:00 am – 1:00 pm Lunch at Fulbright Dining Hall1:00 – 4:30 :00 pm Showcase of Final Projects and Closing Remarks at MHSR 0145Dinner: 5:00 – 6:00 pm (Fulbright Dining Hall), Evening Send-offSunday, July 1:                                                                                                                                 Check-out and travel home