552.330 (18W) Issues in Literature: Adaptation Theory

Wintersemester 2018/19

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03.10.2018 10:00 - 12:00 , N.1.12
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Lehrende/r
LV-Titel englisch
Issues in Literature: Adaptation Theory
LV-Art
Seminar (prüfungsimmanente LV )
Semesterstunde/n
2.0
ECTS-Anrechungspunkte
6.0
Anmeldungen
18 (25 max.)
Organisationseinheit
Unterrichtssprache
Englisch
LV-Beginn
03.10.2018
eLearning
zum Moodle-Kurs

LV-Beschreibung

Intendierte Lernergebnisse

By way of hands-on lecture input, student projects and presentations as well as self-directed studying, students will practice and thus acquire critical/cultural thinking skills that will help them develop a critical understanding and appreciation of adaptation theory and its various facets.

Lehrmethodik

Dynamic lecture inputs for theoretical and basic background; close readings of reading assignments; in-class discussions; presentations (topic of student choice).

Inhalt/e

Adaptation Theory:

Focus on contemporary movies, which rely heavily on the transfer of video game/literature themed works, in whole or in part.

Primarily tackling the unique features of video games, novels and movies, the students are encouraged to learn the basic principles of each medium and see how movies create new visual experiences on the very basis of already existing video game/literature worlds – with or without failing to address what makes games and books special and, as a result, creating an often debatable outcome. Specific examples, taken from various ages throughout the history of video games, novels and movies, highlight the importance of taking a closer look at adaptation processes.

Topics (full list to be announced):

- ‘What does adaptation theory mean?’
- Movies/Literature: Language, techniques, genres and basic parameters.
- Video Games I: Aesthetics, basic rules, storytelling, interactivity, immersion, audiovisual aspects.
- History: Revolution and evolution
- Video Games II: How to mediate emotions through audiovisual mechanics.
- Adaptation I: Various approaches to tackle this type of derivative work.
- Adaptation II: The basis of adaptation theory – tactics and strategies on how to ‘translate’ other works into video games.

Carefully chosen examples which make the subject easier to understand and highlight specific adaptation processes: to be announced.

Erwartete Vorkenntnisse keine Anmeldevoraussetzung

No prior knowledge required.

Literatur

Reading packets will be provided in digital form on a regular basis. There is no need to buy any books.

Prüfungsinformationen

Prüfungsmethode/n

Aktive Mitarbeit, Präsentation, Seminararbeit.

Prüfungsinhalt/e

Thema nach Wahl (muss zu den Inhalten der Lehrveranstaltung passen).

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

Abschlussnote setzt sich zusammen aus:

25% aktive Mitarbeit

25% Präsentation

50% Seminararbeit ODER regelmäßige Essays/kritische Analysen (Details t.b.a.)

Prüfungsmethode/n

Active participation, presentation, seminar paper.

Prüfungsinhalt/e

Topic of student choice (must be connected to the topics of this course).

Beurteilungskriterien/-maßstäbe

Final grade is an aggregate (three pillars of assessment):

25% active participation

25% presentation of student project

50% seminar paper OR written critical analysis/essays on a regular basis (details t.b.a.)

Beurteilungsschema

Note/Grade Benotungsschema

Position im Curriculum

  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Literatur- und kulturwissenschaftlich ausgerichtetes Wahlfach (Wahlfach)
      • Issues in Literature ( 0.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
        • 552.330 Issues in Literature: Adaptation Theory (2.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 4., 5. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 15W.1)
    • Fach: Freie Kombination (Wahlfach)
      • Freie Kombination ( 0.0h SE / 12.0 ECTS)
        • 552.330 Issues in Literature: Adaptation Theory (2.0h SE / 6.0 ECTS)
          Absolvierung im 5., 6. Semester empfohlen
  • Bachelorstudium Anglistik und Amerikanistik (SKZ: 612, Version: 10W.3)
    • Fach: Literature (Wahlfach)
      • Issues in Literature ( 2.0h SE / 7.0 ECTS)
        • 552.330 Issues in Literature: Adaptation Theory (2.0h SE / 7.0 ECTS)

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