Saturday, 7 February 2009

Bridget Jones of Camelot

Ages ago (in 2001) I took a course in Narratology studies at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. The course was taught by the excellent Professor Christien Franken. Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones was at the height of her popularity, and when given the assignment of turning Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott" into a story, I decided to unite the two literary heroins. Perhaps similar assignments could trigger the imagination of students and make them consider old verse from new angles? Read my chick lit version of Tennyson's poem here: Diary of a solitary weaver.

Illustrations from flickr: Che pasticcio, Bridget Jones! and Lady of Shalott

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