Reading Responses posted on our class blog. These should be substantial (~300 words) responses to the week’s assigned readings. You will not discuss every reading, and you should not summarize the readings. Instead, pick one quotation or concept to focus on. Begin your post by posing an open-ended question, such as “Would Bazin modify his emphasis on realism given today’s prevalence of CGI in movies?” Then discuss a few possible answers to the question. You should not come to a “final answer.” These are due Tuesday at midnight. You will do one of these every other week. When it is your “off week,” you will instead read your peers’ posts and leave a substantial comment (~100 words) on at least two of them by Thursday at noon.
Presentation: You will prepare a brief, 10-minute presentation that applies the assigned reading to a film or TV show. Your presentation should highlight relevant concerns from the reading such as terminology, history, or key quotations and specifically apply any of these to the chosen example. You should prepare an accompanying handout with enough copies for the class.
Investigative Proposal: You will submit a formal proposal for a final essay. In four paragraphs, present a specific text and investigative question to pursue, examine the purpose of the investigation and how it contributes to the study of adaptation, consider a method for approaching the subject, and identify possible resources that you would need to explore the topic.
Annotated Bibliography: You will find five scholarly secondary sources (i.e. journal articles, book chapters, scholarly reviews, interviews) to inform your proposed investigation, at least one of which is in print form. Use electronic databases like JSTOR, EBSCOHost, and the CUNY+ catalog. Following MLA style, create an annotated Works Cited page with citations and one-paragraph evaluative summaries for each article. Hint: PN 1997.85 and PN 1995.3
Final project: Your choice of either 1) a formal sentence outline of a hypothetical paper based on your proposal, or 2) a brief, 400-word answer to each Learning Outcome question.