Berger, R., 2009. Teaching New Dogs, Old Tricks: Adaptation, Blogging and Pedagogy. In: PCA/ACA National Conference, 8-11 April 2009, New Orleans, LA, USA. (Unpublished)
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Adaptation studies has been generally concerned with texts. Generally speaking, such courses form parts of English literature or film studies programmes. Rarely does adaptation studies constitute a discipline in itself in our faculties and universities. This paper aims to sketch out a way this imbalance can be redressed. In recent years a number of methodologies have moved the discipline away form binary notions of ‘source’ and ‘target’ texts. So now adaptation studies has finally come of age and is supported by a significant canon of historiography, theory and methodology. It is time then for adaptation scholars to examine the process of adaptation in more detail; what practices and incidents occur in the gap between the source and target adaptation? Using case-study material and blogs generated by undergraduates in the UK, this paper will show how students can gain a greater understanding of adaptation by reflecting on the process of reconstituting, or re-purposing existing material for new audiences. In this, adaptation ceases to be a value-based driven subject, but one more concerned with ideas of reception. Finally, the paper will propose that this way of teaching adaptation can be used for a variety of different subjects, as the process of adaptation reveals much about a subject whether in the arts, humanities or sciences.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||Social Sciences > Communication, Cultural and Media Studies|
Social Sciences > Education
|Group:||Media School > Centre for Excellence in Media Practice|
|Deposited By:||Dr Richard Berger|
|Deposited On:||11 Mar 2010 17:54|
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