Information Centre : Filming Literature
Since 2001, ProQuest has sponsored the annual Filming Literature competition, run by the Learning Technologies Group at the University of Oxford. Every year, students at the University are invited to submit short films on digital video inspired by literary texts that are included in Literature Online. The students are free to choose any public domain work from the service, and to interpret the text in their own way: previous entries vary from straight readings of poems with innovative visual and musical accompaniment to dramatized interpretations such as a hard-boiled detective version of Robert Browning's 'My Last Duchess', and a fly-on-the-wall documentary based on Macbeth.
We are very pleased to be associated with such imaginative uses of Chadwyck-Healey resources, and our editors have always been impressed with the quality and originality of the competition entries. You can read more about this competition, and view the films that have been entered, on the University of Oxford's Multimedia and Digital Video pages.
If you have suggestions for competitions or other sponsorship activity at your own institution, or would like to discuss methods of using Literature Online as a teaching resource, please contact our editorial team via the Webmaster form.