ALL230 - Adapting Children's Texts Across Media

Unit details

Year:

2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online, CBD*

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Leonie Rutherford
Cohort rule:

Nil

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ALL330, ALL430, ALL630

Typical study commitment:

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

Note:

*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery

Content

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.

ULO These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit. At the completion of this unit, successful students can: Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
ULO1

Understand debates in the study of intertexuality, adaptation and remediation

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

Analyse media-specific narrative codes and strategies

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO3

Understand the role of Shakespeare and other classic texts, and their adaptations, in the literary canon and education

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO4

Demonstrate communication skills and critical thinking both in literary analysis and analysis of literacy practices, accessing and sharing digital texts to do so

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

ULO5

Synthesise knowledge of scholarly debates in order to evaluate the influences of social and industrial contexts, publishing formats and narrative modes on the form and content of adaptations

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO6

Produce critical and creative discourses and digital texts that demonstrate understanding of narrative strategies and media specific codes

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO3: Digital literacy

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week
Assessment 1 - Essay 1200 words
or equivalent
30% Week 5
Assessment 2 - Exercise 1000 words
or equivalent
25% Week 11
Assessment 3 - Essay 1800 words
or equivalent
45% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via ALL230
Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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