Thursday, August 26, 2010

English 1102

So, this week is my first week of college! It has all been very surreal. I can't believe I'm in college already. Ha. Anyways, for this post, I wanted to discuss my English class. Each professor chooses a theme to discuss all semester. My professor chose adaptations. Basically, I read different pieces of literature and watch different adaptations of them and write about them!

As a reader, I know I have watched many terrible movies based on books. Of course, I have enjoyed a select few. I feel like this class could give me an appreciation of adaptations. At the end of the semester, I will write a post with overall thoughts. Below is a list of the books I have to read, along with the movies I have to watch. The texts are the ones next to the numbers and the bulleted are the adaptations.

1) The Taming of the Shrew - William Shakespeare
  • The Taming of the Shrew (1966)
  • 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) (!!!)
2) Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare
  • Romeo and Juliet (1968)
  • Romeo + Juliet (1996)
3) Atonement - Ian McEwan
  • Atonement (1999)
4) The Long Halloween - Jeph Loeb & Time Sale
  • The Dark Knight (2008)


  1. I think the Atonement comparison will be really interesting. I read the book and saw the movie, but didn't spend a lot of time thinking about them -- I'll be curious to hear what you think. And thanks for sharing your reading list for class; it's making me miss college!

  2. Whoa college!! Congrats...I can't wait for college next year haha.

    Ooo "Dark Knight" still haven't watched it yet :) And have fun with college!