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Calendar of Assignments

Page history last edited by David Walter 10 months, 2 weeks ago

 

Calendar of Assignments

 

Week 1.

Class Topic/Activity

Reading (for Class that day)

Weekly Task

Tu

1/17

Intro to the Course

 

 

Th. 

1/19

Beat, Scene, Act

McKee-1, PDF pages 2-6

Antigone, lines 1-700

 

Week 2.

 

 

 

Tu. 

1/24

Character and Structure

McKee-1, PDF pages 7-11

Antigone, finish the play

Discussion Post ~500 words due before Tuesday 1/24 class

Th. 

1/26

Multi-character fictional drama in prose

 

 

Week 3

 

 

 

Tu. 

1/31

Class discussion: Issues with story adaptation

Home Fire (1-55, Isma section)

McKee-2

 

 

Th.  

2/2

Character Arc

Home Fire (59-183, Eamonn and Parvaiz sections)

Discussion Post (FOUR QUESTIONS) due SUNDAY NIGHT AT MIDNIGHT

Week 4

 

 

 

Tu. 

2/7

Essay work and discuss Home Fire

Home Fire (finish the book)

 

Th. 

2/9

The Language of Television

Read Mad Men pilot & watch ep. 1

Watch Mad Men ep. 2

Due Friday at midnight, Pre-draft Essay #1 on Antigone and Home Fire

Week 5

 

 

 

Tu. 

2/14

Adapting the Novel

Mad Men watch ep. 3; 

read 1x4 and watch ep. 4

 

Th. 

2/16

Postwar Feminism 

Mad Men watch ep. 5

Due Friday at midnight, First Draft Essay #1 on Antigone and Home Fire [750 words]

Week 6

 

 

 

Tu. 

2/21

Draft Script to Screen: Group Presentations

Read Mad Men 1x6 and watch ep. 6

Simone de Beauvoir, Chapter 10 selections

 

Th. 

2/23

Draft Script to Screen: Group Presentations

Watch Mad Men ep. 7 and 8 and read 1x8 

Simone de Beauvoir, Chapter 14 selections

Due Friday at midnight, Second Draft of Essay on Antigone and Home Fire [1000 words]

Week 7

 

 

 

Tu. 

2/28

Draft Script to Screen: Group Presentations

Friedan Ch. 1 and Ch. 3

Watch Mad Men ep. 9, 10

 

Th. 

3/2

Draft Script to Screen: Group Presentations

Read Mad Men 1x11 and watch ep. 11

Read Mad Men 1x12 and watch ep. 12

Discussion Board, by Friday midnight: Beauvoir/Friedan and Mad Men

Week 8

 

 

 

Tu. 

3/7

Draft Script to Screen: Group Presentations

Mad Men 1x13 and watch ep. 13

 

Th. 

3/9

Conclusion of Mad Men

Memorize a speech of at least 8-10 lines from Mad Men

Essay #2 Pre-draft

Week 9

 

 

 

Tu. 

3/14

Race and Doubleness: Revisions of Noir

Devil in a Blue Dress

 

Th. 

3/16

Race and Doubleness: Revisions of Noir

Devil in a Blue Dress

by Friday: Essay #2 First Draft [1000 words]

Week 10

 

 

 

Tu. 

3/21

Multi-protagonist TV Crime

THE WIRE: Skim first 20 pages of THE SHOW BIBLE

THE WIRE: Read pilot script (at least the cast of characters!) and watch the screen version

 

Th. 

3/23

Battles of Bureaucracy in Episodic TV

THE WIRE: Read and watch episode 2

THE WIRE: Read and watch episode 3

by Friday: Essay #2 Second Draft [1200 words]

S P R I N G * B R E A K

Week 11

 

 

 

Tu. 

4/4

Setting up a season with Multiple Character arcs

THE WIRE: Read episodes 4-6

THE WIRE: Watch the screen versions of episodes 4-6

 

Th. 

4/6

Visual Storytelling

 

THE WIRE: Read episodes 7-8

THE WIRE: Watch the screen versions of episodes 7-8

 

Week 12

 

 

 

Tu.  

4/11

David Simon’s Vision

THE WIRE: Read episodes 9-10

Watch the screen versions of episodes 9-10

 

Th.  

4/13

David Simon’s Vision

Watch the screen version of episode 11

Read and watch episode 12

Essay #3 Pre-draft due Friday 4/14 at midnight

Week 13

 

 

 

Tu.  

4/18

 

THE WIRE: Read and watch episode 13

 

Th.  

4/20

 

Sources of THE WIRE: TBA

Essay #3 First Draft [1200 words] due Friday 4/21 at midnight

Week 14

 

 

 

Tu.  

4/25

PRESENTATIONS

Sources of THE WIRE: TBA

 

Th.  

4/27

PRESENTATIONS

 

Presentations Due for screening in class.

Due Week 15, Wed May 3: Essay #3 Second Draft [1500 words]

 

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