ALL230 - Adapting Children's Texts Across Media
2023 unit information
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online, CBD*
ALL330, ALL430, ALL630
Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus||
1 x 2-hour seminar per week
|Scheduled learning activities - online||
Independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 2-hour seminar or equivalent per week
*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery
Young people engage with multimodal narratives across a range of genres – stories that are heard, read, performed, screened, and interacted with. The first children’s literature was adapted, and often appropriated, from texts for adults: tales, romances or plays. Building on the study of narrative and genre from earlier units, this unit examines the transformation of texts within and across media, including adaptations of Shakespeare, picture books, graphic and prose novels, film and digital media texts. It introduces students to concepts such as fidelity, media specificity of narrative techniques, cultural context, cross-writing for broader audiences, and multimodal engagement. In addition, it provides students with techniques for critiquing these texts, their narrative discourse, marketing, and role in pedagogical, as well as entertainment, contexts.
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