About the Course:
This course will provide students with an opportunity to study and compare various incarnations of the world of Sherlock Holmes. Students will critically reflect on the material through class discussion and a weekly response journal. We will explore the ways a text is adapted to new media and audiences, as well as the ways characters may be incorporated into different eras and settings. This course will enhance students’ understanding of the many ways texts and films may be interpreted and of the reasons behind film directors’ decisions. At the end of the course, students will apply what they have learned about the interpretation and adaptation of texts to creating their own adaptations based on the Sherlock Holmes legacy.
We will be studying this topic through reading, writing, discussion, and film screenings. Facilitators will briefly introduce the readings and key themes at the beginning of each class; the majority of class time will be spent in discussion of these themes and other questions/interests students may have.
Students may miss two class meetings over the course of the semester before automatically failing the course.
Assignments will include weekly reading/film viewing, a weekly response journal, and a final project (either a short film or a short story).
It is recommended, though by no means required, that you watch a Basil Rathbone movie before the first class meeting, as his is generally considered to be THE Sherlock Holmes protrayal. YouTube has a number of Rathbone films to choose from.
How to Enroll:
Enrollment will be handled on a first come, first served basis. If you wish to take the class, you must attend the first class meeting and then send us an email stating why you are interested in the course and your intention to enroll. We will send the appropriate course number to the first 15 upper div and first 10 lower div students to email us.
Course Contact: kelsbag AT berkeley.edu
Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Abrams Chandra
Time & Location:
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