Published on June 15, 2007
Clips, Cartoons and Texts: Pop-Culture Meets the Ancient World: Clips, Cartoons and Texts: Pop-Culture Meets the Ancient World 01/06/07 APA San Diego [email protected] Classics and the Youtube Generation: Classics and the Youtube Generation College students as user-generators. Tap into their creative potentials. Digital projects are audio-visual, and shareable! Time magazine cover, Dec. 25 2006 Benefits and goals (cf. Gruber-Miller (ed.) 2006): Benefits and goals (cf. Gruber-Miller (ed.) 2006) Variety. Culture andamp; history. Communication andgt; Confidence Keep the focus on antiquity! Classical Latin Cartoons – Examples: Classical Latin Cartoons – Examples Graf Von Rothenburg: Caesar Bellum Helveticum. Ovid Metamorphoses (selected episodes) (). Oberst: Plautus Mostellaria. Terence Adelphoe. All closely based on original texts. Cartoons-Use: Cartoons-Use Visual cues and guesswork. Familiar text in different context. Used alongside more traditional textbooks for review/preview. Inspiration for cartoonish powerpoint (example). From a more academic angle:: From a more academic angle: Did the ancients illustrate texts (cf. Small)? Modern and ancient paradigms (right)? How about cartoons (grylli)? Greco-Roman antiquity as a foreign culture – or maybe not so foreign??? Possible student research and presentation. Modern Ancient Clips - procedure: Clips - procedure Suggest bodies of texts to be turned into skits. Scripts (in Greek or Latin) to be submitted and revised beforehand (sample guide). Camcorder and computer issues to be referred to school professionals (Language Lab, Student Tech Center, Classroom Technology Services etc.). Student permission to use their clips for PR and teaching. Examples: Examples Latin clips in http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Accianus Greek clips: 1, 2. Advantages of digital media: Flexibility with shooting and editing. Archived record of students’ achievements. Ease of broadcast (youtube!). Ancient Precedents?: Ancient Precedents? Myth-based skits in Xenophon Symp., Longus, Apuleius. Homeristae (see esp. RE). Another possible topic for student research and presentation Resources:: Resources: Greek and Latin pedagogy – Gruber-Miller, J. (ed.), When Dead Tongues Speak: Teaching Beginning Greek and Latin. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. Cartoons and illustration: Graf Von Rothenburg, K.H. and W. Schmid. Caesaris Bellum Helveticum. Stuttgart: Klett, 1991 (also Lincolnwood, IL: NTC, 1996). Graf Von Rothenburg, K.H. and M. Frei. P. Ovidius Naso: Metamorphoses. Stuttgart: Klett, 2005. Oberst, H. Die Gespenstergeschichte. Munich and Zurich: Artemis, 1971. Oberst, H. Terenz, Die Brüder. Munich: Heimeran, 1975. Small, J.P. The Parallel Worlds of Classical Art and Texts. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. Sample student projects, project guides etc. in http://myweb.facstaff.wwu.edu/~Watanaa2/Sample Course Materials.htm and http://www.youtube.com/user/Accianus.