Assignment 2: Adaptation

How would you develop one of the narratives from this section for a different medium (film, TV, theatre, visual art, music, etc)? Which medium would you choose and why? What would have to change from the original version in order to make this adaptation successful? What would be most important to maintain?

Write a short treatment making a case for why this adaptation would be a good idea, including suggestions for media-specific elements like performers, setting, sound or visual effects. You are welcome to include images and/or sound, either of your own creation or as points of comparison. Creative work (such as description or dialogue from a screenplay) is also welcome, though you should only include excerpts as part of your overall argument. If you wish to make a longer version of your adaptation, you will be able to do so for your final project.

You are as welcome to adapt the non-fiction here as the fiction if it sparks your imagination.

Write between 600 and 1000 words.

I will grade the adaptations according to the following criteria:
• engagement with text:  are you showing a deep understanding of the text you are adapting?
• engagement with medium: are you showing that you have carefully thought through the affordances of the medium you have chosen?
• originality: how creative, intriguing, and nuanced are your adaptation ideas?