This English elective explores the relationship between literature and movies by focusing on adaptations of literary fiction, mainly short stories. The transformation from text to film raises many interesting questions which students will explore through study of the original stories, viewing their adaptations, and participating in class discussions and weekly blog assignments. As a culminating activity, students will collaborate with peers to create and screen a short film adapted from a piece or short fiction. Some stories and films studied may include: Memento, Minority Report, The Sentinel / 2001: A Space Odyssey, Rear Window, and The Killers.
Note: Students may elect Literary Adaptations for either Arts or English credit.