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Twilight: The Texts and The Fandom in the News and Week 4 re-cap

September 21, 2010

Thanks to some recent and pending news coverage of the course (as here), more and more comments and followers are coming in. Please keep your comments coming! I will reply as often as possible, but as I am back to full-time teaching and  also editing an anthology of essays on the saga, I will sometimes be slow (or even remiss!) in getting back to comments. Until I do, please keep the dialogue going amongst yourselves!

As per a Monday recap, students met in groups to discuss their final project ideas and the classroom was buzzing with conversation. They are in the planning stages as of yet with many great ideas. Some of these include:

* a True Blood/Twilight mash-up of sorts that would detail stories about the two series and what would happen if they existed in the same fictional universe — i.e. what would happen if Rosalie and Tara were to meet?

*  putting the saga into fairy-tale book form (which will include illustrations, re-telling the tale in accordance with the genre, etc)

* a field-research project focussed on the Eclipse DVD release date

*a psychological blog focussing on the mental health and psychological prognosis of the characters and their relationships

* a number of film projects, including a new take on the meadow scene, the saga from Laurent’s perspective, and a spoken word version of the saga

For those of you participating in the course virtually, I would love to have you submit guest posts. If you are interested in doing so, email me at drnataliewilson at gmail dot com.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Biviana permalink
    September 23, 2010 5:29 pm

    so what exactly do you mean when you say: a new take on the meadow scene, a spoken word version of the saga, and a field-research project focussed on the Eclipse DVD release date?

    • natalie wilson permalink*
      September 23, 2010 9:20 pm

      Students are still formulating their plans for the final project. More details to follow!

  2. Joanna permalink
    September 24, 2010 12:15 am

    I would be really interested to see some of those projects come to life! Are you going to post any of the final projects on here for us to view? I love this blog by the way! I wish my college offered a course like this!

    • natalie wilson permalink*
      September 24, 2010 2:55 pm

      Joanna,
      Yes, for students that are willing to have their work shared at the blog, I will be posting final projects! Thanks for your interest.
      Glad you see this course as a useful one — it got a lot of flak at the examiner.com article (linked below) for not being “college worthy.”

      http://www.examiner.com/twilight-in-national/twilight-college-course-up-and-running

      • September 24, 2010 9:11 pm

        Don’t pay attention haters going to hate. Your course is obviously a success and of course some people resent anything that give any kind of merits to “teenager and housewives” successful series of books.

      • Joanna permalink
        September 25, 2010 2:19 am

        I absolutely see value in this course! Twilight is the kind of book that becomes a part of you, I have read the books countless time and I see myself reading them many more times in the future. It is always beneficial when students enjoy and are inspired by what they are learning about. There are many things to learn from the Twilight Saga. I admire what you are doing, and I hope one day I will get the privilage to take a course like this.

  3. cat permalink
    September 10, 2011 4:32 pm

    Wow. I like those projects.

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