“Great Adaptations: Teaching Dickens through Literary and Cinematic Adaptations” is a four-week summer seminar funded by the NEH and hosted by the Dickens Project at the University of California at Santa Cruz. The seminar explores the pedagogical potential of literary imitators and will be led by Marty Gould, Assistant Professor of English at the University of South Florida. The seminar will take place July 3rd-30th 2011. This seminar is also open to grad students with a stated interest in K-12 education.
More information about the seminar is available on the web: http://www2.ucsc.edu/dickens/NEH.html. Deadline for applications is March 1.
Focused on two Dickens novels, A Christmas Carol and Great Expectations, the seminar is designed to illuminate what teachers can do with adaptations in the classroom, and what adaptations can do for teachers and their students. The seminar will consider how teachers can use adaptations in the classroom, either as tools for critical investigation or as a means of student expression and assessment. A major goal of the seminar will be to help teachers identify new ways to use adaptation in the classroom in order to engage students actively in thinking and writing about literature.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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