Course Schedule

Schedule will change according to our progress. Check online schedule weekly for updates 

Unit 1: Film History, Adaptation, and Style
January
T 1/14
  Intro to Course: Discussion of Adaptation and Film History
Homework: Giannetti Chapters 1-2 (Photography & Mise-en-scène); Canvas: post your own photo of an object or person and analyze using Giannetti’s mise en scene vocabulary (Ch 2) before class on 1/17
F 1/17 Discuss Giannetti Chapters 1-2 (Photography & Mise-en-scène)
Homework: Read Warm Bodies Steps 1 & 2: Wanting/Taking, take notes and/or annotate text

T 1/21 Screening: Warm Bodies

Homework: Finish Warm Bodies; post screening notes

F 1/24  Discuss Warm Bodies (book & film)
Hot Seat: Emma, Allissa
Homework: Giannetti Chapter 6 “Acting” and Leo Braudy, “Acting: Stage vs. Screen” (Canvas); home viewing Citizen Kane

Unit II: Auteurs and Adaptation


T 1/28 Acting discussion based on Giannetti, Braudy (Canvas)
Homework: Read Bluestone “The Limits of the Novel and the Limits of the Film,”  197-214 (Canvas)
F 1/31 Discuss Bluestone
Home Viewing: Rear Window, read Cornell Woolrich, It Had to be Murder”

February

T 2/4 Canvas posting due; Hitchcock and Welles; Screening:  Scenes from Citizen Kane and Rear Window
Hot Seat: Agnes, Benji, Marlene
Homework: Read Giannetti 12 “Citizen Kane”
F 2/7 Giannetti, Chapter 12 Synthesis “Citizen Kane”
Hot Seat: Madeleine, Sarah K.
Homework: Academy Awards worksheet (Canvas quiz)

T 2/11 Oscars discussion; Cornell Woolrich, “It Had to be Murder”; & Rear Window
Hot Seat: Colleen, Jhoselyn, Kevin
Homework: Giannetti Chapter 4 “Editing” (review mise en scene analysis in Giannetti as needed); review Citizen Kane

F 2/14  Friday MU Film Fest screening: The Mission
Homework: Canvas Discussion: Hitchcock or Welles as auteur

T 2/18 Midterm Exam review
Homework: Study for exam; review films and readings as needed

F 2/21 Midterm Exam–in class
Homework: Read Persepolis (and Canvas article, Files/Readings by Golnar Nabizadeh, “Vision and Precarity”)

Unit III: Commercial & Aesthetic Choices in Film
T 2/25 Screening: Persepolis
Homework: Submit screening notes;
Giannetti Chapter 11, “Critique” 
F 2/28 Persepolis (novel & film); Critique Discussion
Hot Seat: Anita, Tiffany, Tara, Shayla
Homework: Canvas Critique Post idea/introduction on Canvas Discussion  before Tuesday; Start“Story of Your Life.”

March
T3/3  ScreeningArrival
Critique idea Discussion Board due on Canvas Assignments;
Questions on Critique? Come in office hours 12:30-2 or 4-5pm (Zoom link available if needed)
Homework: Read “Story of Your Life.”; submit screening notes from Arrival; post draft of critique on Canvas Assignments
F 3/6  Discuss “Story of Your Life” and Arrival; post draft of critique
Hot Seat TJ, Hailey, Tyler
Homework: Read Annie Proulx “Brokeback Mountain”  (Canvas); comment on a draft on Canvas Assignments
Revise & submit critique on Canvas by 3/20
Questions on Critique? Come in office hours 12:30-2 or 4-5pm (Zoom link available if needed)

March 10-13 Spring Break –No Classes

T 3/17 Watch at home: Brokeback Mountain
Note: this film is rated R and is for mature audiences.  Common Sense media has reviews if you are considering watching it with family members.

F 3/20 Canvas Quiz: “Brokeback Mountain” due before midnight; Revised Critique Due; Watch Dr. Rippy’s 15 minute Zoom PPTon Brokeback Mountain to help give context to your viewing.
Optional: Live Zoom discussion of Brokeback at assigned time.
Hot Seat:
Nick, Thelma, Annemarie, Teka
11-11:20  Colleen, Jhoselyn, Emma, Annemarie
11:20-11:40  Marlene, Tiffany, Benji, Madeleine, Thelma
11:40-12:00 Tyler, Nick, Kevin, Shayla
Homework: Start The Descendants; submit Brokeback screening notes

T 3/24 Optional: Zoom Discussion of Brokeback and/or Arrival at assigned time
Due by midnight: Discussion Board posting: image analysis and contrast Brokeback vs. Arrival
https://marymountuniversity.zoom.us/j/447967024
Recorded discussion to watch if you weren’t able to ring in live: https://marymountuniversity.zoom.us/rec/share/5e1VIuDg2E9IGNKU63vDVKwmG4jOX6a81Cce8_UPmE0l3SP2iaHFkapbKWqvM5Yk
Hot Seat: David, , Teka, David, Cristian
11-11:20 Anita, Eyad, Grace, Teka, TJ (Nick–for Q&A)
11:20-11:40 Sarah, Tara, Allissa, David, (Thelma for Q&A)
11:40-12:00 Hailey, Cristian, Jordynn
Homework
: Finish The Descendants; Giannetti, Chapter 7 Dramatization, stop at p. 302 “Settings and Décor.”

F 3/27 Home viewing: The Descendants; Homework: submit screening notes on Canvas Quiz by Tuesday, 3/31 at midnight

 T 3/31 The Descendants Discussion: Zoom recording of discussion (last 30 minutes of class, Jordynn’s presentation and includes some questions about Final  Project).
Want to  know a bit more about Hemmings and the adaptation? Here’s a quick read from Forbes.
Hot Seat:
Jordynn
11-11:20 Jordynn, Anita, Grace, Teka, TJ, Colleen, Jhoselyn, Emma, Annemarie
11:20-11:40 Sarah, Tara, Allissa, David, Marlene, Tiffany, Benji, Madeleine, Thelma, Eyad
11:40-12:00 Hailey, Cristian,  Tyler, Nick, Kevin, Shayla
Due by midnight: Notes on The Descendants on Canvas Quizzes

April
F 4/3  Review Dr.  Rippy’s Zoom overview of final project
No in person class; 1-1 Final Project meetings on Zoom by appointment  (want to see a sample meeting? Here’s a 10 minute video of me talking to Ines about her Canvas posting on her final project idea).
Homework
: Brainstorm/research options & post 2 ideas on Canvas with ideas for your own Novel to Film project by 4/10 at midnight

T 4/7 Optional Q&A on Zoom about final project ideas (feedback also available on Canvas);  post final project ideas on Canvas Discussion Board before 4/10 (sooner the better in terms  of feedback)
No in person class; 1-1 Final Project meetings sample Zoom recording with Jordynn.
F 4/10 No Class–Easter Break
Due: idea(s) for Novel to Film project on Canvas Discussion Board

Unit 4: Research and Final Project
T 4/14 No Class: Monday Schedule
F 4/17 View Zoom presentation on developing final projects 
Access Password: p5%5K3b!
Optional Synchronous Zoom Workshop:
https://marymountuniversity.zoom.us/j/99276533037
Topic: Drafting a project statement of Novel to Film Project on your group Canvas Discussion Board “Week 13: Revising your Project Idea”
11:00-11:20 YA/children’s lit: Tiffany (Percy Jackson), Emma (Charlotte’s Web), Alissa  (Alice in Wonderland),  Jordynn  (Winn Dixie), Tyler (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Teka ((Scott Pilgrim vs the World), Beni (Harry  Potter).
11:20-40 Memoir, Classics, Animation:
Nick (To Kill a Mockingbird), Marlene (Great Gatsby), Annmarie  (Benjamin Button), Tara  (To Kill a Mockingbird), Colleen  (Great Gatsby), Memoir/Non-fiction: David (American Sniper), Thelma  (Just Mercy), Inez (Spirited Away),  Sarah (When Marnie Was There, Yonbayashi,Ghibli anime).
11:40-12:00 Contemporary Popular FIlm/Lit:
Anita  (Kite  Runner), Kevin (Hate U Give), TJ (Red Dragon), Shayla (Flipped), Jhoselyn  (Maze Runner/Hunger Games), Madeleine (Talented Mr. Ripley)
12:00-12:15 Catch  Up Group: Hailey, Eyad, Cristian
Homework: locate 2 sources, select scene for analysis to post on Canvas Discussion Board.

Tuesday 4/21 Due: Post 2 possible sources and project statement/scene analysis on Canvas Discussion board
Homework: Proposal/Bibliography Draft Assignments before 4/24; read and Peer Review a classmate’s post by 4/28
F 4/24 DUE BEFORE CLASS: Proposal/Bibliography Draft, on Canvas Assignments
Optional Synchronous Zoom Workshop:
https://marymountuniversity.zoom.us/j/99276533037
Topic: Writing your final reflection, drafting your Findings Slides
11:00-11:20 YA/children’s lit:
Tiffany (Percy Jackson), Emma (Charlotte’s Web), Alissa  (Alice in Wonderland),  Jordynn  (Winn Dixie), Tyler (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Teka (Scott  Pilgrim), Benji (Harry Potter).
11:20-40Memoir, Classics, Animation:
Nick (To Kill a Mockingbird), Marlene (Great Gatsby), Annmarie  (Benjamin Button), Tara  (To Kill a Mockingbird), Colleen  (Great Gatsby), Cristian (Great Gatsby); Memoir/Non-fiction: David (American Sniper), Thelma  (Just Mercy), Inez (Spirited Away),  Sarah (When Marnie Was There, Yonbayashi,Ghibli anime).
11:40-12:00 Contemporary Popular FIlm/Lit:
Anita  (Kite  Runner), Kevin (Hate U Give), TJ (Red Dragon), Shayla (Flipped), Jhoselyn  (Maze Runner/Hunger Games), Madeleine (Talented Mr. Ripley)
12:00-12:15 Catch  Up Group: Hailey, Eyad
Homework
: post reflection on learning style and strengths/weaknesses based on review of Canvas assignments and Discussion postings

T 4//28 DUE by midnight Peer review of draft proposal/annotated bibliography on Canvas Assignments by midnight; Reflection (short, informal reflection on  your research and writing process)
Optional Zoom check in on projects with Dr. Rippy
F 5/1 Revise proposal/annotated bibliography and develop 5 “findings” slides; Zoom check in with Dr. Rippy
Optional Synchronous Zoom Workshop:
https://marymountuniversity.zoom.us/j/99276533037
Topic: Revising your final project & presentation
Canvas Discussion Board
“Week 13: Revising your Project Idea”
11:00-11:20 YA/children’s lit: Tiffany (Percy Jackson), Emma (Charlotte’s Web), Alissa  (Alice in Wonderland),  Jordynn  (Winn Dixie), Tyler (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Teka (Scott Pilgrim vs the World), Benji (Harry Potter)..
11:20-40 Memoir, Classics, Animation:
Nick (To Kill a Mockingbird), Marlene (Great Gatsby), Annmarie  (Benjamin Button), Tara  (To Kill a Mockingbird), Colleen  (Great Gatsby), Cristian (Great Gatsby) Memoir/Non-fiction: David (American Sniper), Thelma  (Just Mercy), Inez (Spirited Away),  Sarah (When Marnie Was There, Yonbayashi, Ghibli anime).
11:40-12:00 Contemporary Popular FIlm/Lit:
Anita  (Kite  Runner), Kevin (Hate U Give), TJ (Red Dragon), Shayla (Flipped), Jhoselyn  (Maze Runner/Hunger Games), Madeleine (Talented Mr. Ripley)
12:00-12:15 Catch  Up Group: Hailey, Eyad

Tuesday May 5 Due: Slide show and Proposal/Bibliography on Canvas Assignments.
Slide show: 5 slides with “findings”
on your final project adaptation (professional sample); may be prerecorded, written out with 2-3 page script, or delivered on Zoom during final exam or class time (see sign up sheet). Last day to submit extra credit.

 

 

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *