The Dracula Project: Publication of a classic novel in the 21st century
Bram Stoker’s Dracula from 1897 is characterized by its complex narrative structure representing the multiple voices of its protagonists. The reader encounters these voices as a compilation of several different media sources. Within The Dracula Project: Publication of a classic novel in the 21st century students analyse these media representations with reference to their original aim and re-publish Dracula as a 21st century novel, using the communication tools Stoker might have chosen today: Online blogs instead of diaries, emails instead of letters, online newspapers instead of newspaper clippings.
The seminar will make use of a hands-on approach to literature and media reflections. Students examine how texts and literacy pedagogy, accordingly, have changed throughout the last decades and discuss different methods of working with texts and media in the foreign language classroom. The process of media production and publication will afford the development of lesson structures, including learning objectives and targeted competencies for foreign language students in the secondary education sector.
The Dracula Project is funded by the Förderfonds Lehre and VIERZWEI Frankfurt.