Daily Schedule

Tentative Daily Schedule for 2020

Subject to change

Daily Schedule and Assigned Readings

Participants will be asked to read the following novels and graphic novels before the Institute begins:

  • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818)
  • Lita Judge, Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein (2018)
  • Victor Lavalle’s Destroyer (2017)
  • Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein (2013)

Remaking Monsters and Heroines:

Adapting Classic Literature for Contemporary Audiences (June 2020)

All meals are built into the schedule. Morning activities occur after breakfast (8:30 -11:30 a.m.); afternoon activities occur after lunch (1:00 – 4:45 p.m.); evening activities occur after dinner (7:00 p.m.). All scheduled events are in Central Standard Time (CST). 

Sunday, June 14, 2020 – Arrivals and Registration

Check-in at University Dorm

(Program begins late afternoon)

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Dinner at Dining Hall  

6:00 – 6:40 p.m.  Introduction to the Institute 

7:00 – 8:30 p.m.  Welcome Reception  

Monday, June 15 – Topic: Introduction to Adaptation Studies

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.   Breakfast at Dining Hall 

9:00 – 11:30 a.m.   Morning Lecture and Discussion 

  • 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 – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch and Independent Reading Time at Dining Hall 

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Afternoon Exhibit and Discussion

  • “Pop Culture Fair” featuring Frankenstein, Cinderella, and more! across forms and media

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.   Afternoon Lecture and Discussion

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: 
    • Linda Hutcheon and Gary Bortolotti, “On the Origins of Adaptations: Rethinking ‘Success’ Biologically” (2007)
    • Kate Newell, “Introduction” from Expanding Adaptation Networks (2017)

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.  Dinner at Dining Hall

Evening: Independent Reading/Work time  

Tuesday, June 16 – Topic: Teaching Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.  Breakfast at Dining Hall

8:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Morning Lecture and Discussion

  • 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: 
    • Lita Judge, Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein (2018)

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch at Dining Hall 

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Afternoon Lecture and Discussion 

Essential Question: 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 (1818)

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner at Dining Hall

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Sound Effects Demo and Discussion with Northwest Arkansas Audio Theatre  

Wednesday, June 17 – Topic: Adaptation Forms and Media: Part 1

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.  Breakfast at Dining Hall

9:00 – 11:30 a.m.  Plenary and Discussion 

  • Visiting Scholar: Dr. Thomas Leitch

Essential Question:  How do adaptations both sustain the literary canon and empower students to critique and remake it?

11:30 – 1:00 p.m.   Lunch at Dining Hall

1:00 – 2:30 p.m.  Discussion with Dr. Thomas Leitch 

  • Readings Due for Discussion: Thomas Leitch, “Twelve Fallacies in Contemporary Adaptation Theory” from Criticism (2003)

2:45 – 5:00 p.m.  Afternoon Presentation and Computer Workshop

Co-Directors will be available for one-on-one conferencing

  • Overview of audio editing software and podcast production. Participants will create a short audio file related to the topic of Frankenstein and adaptation.

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.  Dinner at Dining Hall

Evening: Independent Reading/Work time  

Thursday, June 18 – Topic: Adaptation Forms and Media: Part 2

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.  Breakfast at Dining Hall 

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Morning Lecture and Discussion 

  • Visiting Scholar: Glenn Jellenik

Essential Question: How do the languages of literature and other media intersect in adaptations?

  • Readings Due for discussion: 
    • Thomas Leitch, “Entry-Level Classics,” from Film Adaptation and Its Discontents (2007)
    • Julie Grossman, “Introduction” to Literature, Film, and their Hideous Progeny (2015)
    • Richard Peake, Presumption; or, The Fate of Frankenstein (1823)

11:00 – 12:00  Summer Scholars Meeting with NEH Representative

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch at Dining Hall

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Afternoon Computer Lab Workshop 

Co-Directors will be available for one-on-one conferencing

  • (1:00 – 2:00 p.m.) Screening and Discussion: Pemberley Digital / PBS Digital adaptation Frankenstein, MD (2014) and short video formats
  • (2:00 – 4:00 p.m.) 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 p.m. Summer Scholars Independent Studio Time  

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.  Dinner at Dining Hall 

Friday, June 19 – Topic: Comic Books, Graphic Novels, and Illustrated Books

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.  Breakfast at Dining Hall 

9:00 – 12:00 a.m.  Morning Lecture and Discussion 

Essential Question: How do readers draw on the multimodal design of comics to make meaning?

  • Visual Literacies
  • Readings Due for Discussion:
    • Sean Connors, “Expanding Students’ Analytical Frameworks Through the Study of Graphic Novels”
    • Victor Lavalle’s Destroyer or Gris Grimly’s Frankenstein

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch at Dining Hall 

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Afternoon Plenary and Discussion with Visiting Artist Lita Judge

Essential Question: What questions and decisions drive the process of adaptation?

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Introduction to Comic Life Software; Digital Workshop

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Individual/Group Studio Time 

Co-Directors will be available for one-on-one conferencing

  • Meet with Project Directors and Institute team members for independent work time, consultation, and guidance on final projects.

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.  Picnic Dinner Location TBA

Evening: Independent Reading/Work time

Saturday, June 20 – Field Trip #1: Crystal Bridges Art Museum

8:00 – 9:45 a.m.   Breakfast (TBA)

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Bus departs for Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art

10:40 – 12:00 p.m. Explore the Museum

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.   Box Lunch in Museum Classrooms B & C (Bellows and Cassatt)

1:00 – 3:45 p.m. Explore the Museum

3:45 – 4:00 p.m.  Meet in Main Lobby; Return by Bus to UA

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Dinner at Dining Hall (NWQB)

Evening: Explore Fayetteville– Local arts attractions on your own

Sunday, June 21 

Explore Fayetteville–  Local arts attractions on your own until 7:00 p.m.

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Evening Activity

  • Musical Performance and Discussion: Donna and Kelly Mullhollan (Still on the Hill)

Monday, June 22 – Topic: Fairy Tales and Folk Traditions 

7:00 – 8:30 a.m.   Breakfast at Dining Hall

8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Morning Plenary, TBA

Essential Question:  What explains the adaptability and longevity of fairy tales?

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch at Dining Hall

1:00 – 3:00 p.m. 

Essential Question: What explains the adaptability and longevity of fairy tales?

  • Readings due for discussion:
  • TBA

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Skype Conversation with YA Author/Adaptor, TBA

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Optional meetings with Project Directors and Institute team members for independent work time, consultation, and guidance on final projects.

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Dinner at Dining Hall

Tuesday, June 23: Adaptation in the Abstract

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.   Breakfast at Dining Hall 

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.   Morning Lecture and Discussion 

  • “Adaptation in the Abstract” Workshop 

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   Lunch at Dining Hall 

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Abstract Picture Book Workshop and Debrief

4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Individual Studio Time 

Co-Directors will be available for one-on-one conferencing

  • Meet with Project Directors and Institute team members for independent work time, consultation, and guidance on final projects.

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.  Dinner at Dining Hall 

Evening:  Independent Reading/Work time

Wednesday, June 24 – Field Trip #2: TheaterSquared Experience 

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.   Breakfast at Dining Hall

(9:00 a.m. departure – 4:30 p.m. return)

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Performance: TBA

Essential Questions: What questions and decisions drive the process of dramatic adaptation? How does enacting a literary text support student comprehension and engagement?  

12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Boxed Lunch (provided)

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Theatre & Adaptation Workshop at TheatreSquared

  • Visiting Artists: TBA

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.  Dinner at Campus Dining Hall

Evening:  Independent Reading/Work Time

Thursday, June 25 — Topic: Arts Integration

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.  Breakfast at Dining Hall

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.   Morning Lecture and Discussion 

  • Presenter: Hung Pham, Arts Integration Specialist and Director of the Center for Children and Youth, U of Arkansas.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch at Dining Hall

1:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Afternoon Individual Studio Time

Co-Directors will be available for one-on-one conferencing

  • Meet with Project Directors and Institute team members for individualized instruction, consultation, and guidance on final projects.

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.  Dinner at Dining Hall

Evening: Optional Film screening and discussion: Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)

Friday, June 26 — Final Project Workday

7:00 – 8:00 a.m.   Breakfast at Dining Hall 

8:30 – 11:00 a.m.  Morning Individual Studio Time 

Co-Directors will be available for one-on-one conferencing 

  • Meet with Project Directors and Institute team members for individualized instruction, consultation, and guidance on final projects.

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch at Dining Hall 

1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Individual Studio Time 

Co-Directors will be available for one-on-one conferencing

  • Meet with Project Directors and Institute team members for individualized instruction, consultation, and guidance on final projects.

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.  Dinner at Dining Hall

Evening:  Team Project Meetings/Independent Time

Saturday, June 27 – Final Presentations 

Morning: Independent time; Fayetteville attractions including award-winning Farmer’s Market

1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Showcase of Final Projects and Closing Remarks

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. Dinner and Evening Send-off

Sunday, June 28 – Goodbye!

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