Spring 2017 Undergraduate English Courses: African-American, Ethnic American or Global Anglophone

358:445 Seminar: Adaptations of Black Women's Literature

02  MW7  CAC   20890  SCHALK  SC-116

What is gained and what is lost when a novel is adapted? How does a change in medium or genre change the way we understand the story and characters?
What liberties do artists take in adapting a novel? In this class, students will read novels by black women and watch contemporary adaptations of these books in the form of film
and a graphic novel. Students will be asked to consider what elements of the novel are enhanced, altered, obscured or erased when adapted, especially regarding the politics of race, class, gender and sexuality.