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  1. 1. Twilight CampConnecting with Potential Users<br />Cynthia Dudenhoffer<br />Director of Information Resources<br />Central Methodist University<br />
  2. 2. About Us<br />Rural, liberal arts college<br />Fayette, Pop. 2500<br />Rural, 1st generation college students<br />Focus on Collaboration<br />Large Distance Population<br />
  3. 3. CMU Camps<br />History of campus camps<br />Sports<br />Music<br />Church Related<br />CSI @ CMU<br />What can we do?<br />Who isn’t being served?<br />Personal Interests<br />Twilight Campers 2009<br />
  4. 4. Why Twilight?<br />Ready made phenomenon<br />Young women & “Twilight Moms”<br />Literary Allusions<br />Author Supplied Commentary<br />Relatable social Issues<br />Lots of available resources!<br />
  5. 5. What is it?<br />3 day Camp with a reading focus<br />High School Girls, 14-17<br />A “Niche” Camp<br />A Recruitment Opportunity<br />Campus snapshot<br />2 hours Dual Credit <br /> EN190 Reading Literature Critically<br />Twilight Campers 2008<br />
  6. 6. What do we do?<br />Literary Analysis<br />Cultural & Social Analysis<br />Multimedia Projects<br />Casting<br />Soundtrack<br />Adapt a Scene<br />Craft Projects<br />Movies<br />Slumber Party!<br />
  7. 7. Reading Literature Critically<br />Compare and Contrast<br />Pride and Prejudice<br />Romeo and Juliet<br />Wuthering Heights<br />Characters<br />Edward/Darcy/Heathcliff/Romeo<br />Bella/Elizabeth/Catherine/Juliet<br /> Themes and Symbols<br />Love and Fate<br />Critical Analysis Essay<br />
  8. 8. Cultural and Social Analysis<br />Fandom and Phenomenon<br />MU Focus Group<br />Twilight Culture<br />Cultural Significance<br />Vampires through History<br />Pop Culture (What came before)<br />Social Issues<br />Bella & Edward in real life<br />Relationships and High School<br />
  9. 9. Multimedia Projects<br />Adapt a Scene<br />Scripting and performance<br />Create an Original Soundtrack<br />Justification for each song<br />Why does this remind you of Twilight<br />Create a cast<br />Who do you think is a better Bella<br />Justification for each choice<br />
  10. 10. Fun Stuff!<br />Crafts<br />Key chains & Charm Bracelets<br />Mini-buttons<br />T-shirts<br />Board Game<br />Movies & TV<br />Room and Board<br />
  11. 11. What did we learn?<br />Lots of interest!<br />Never underestimate the power of cute boys!<br />Girls love crafts<br />Analysis is easier than we expected<br />Parents will support anything, as long as there is college credit!<br />
  12. 12. Where do we go from here?<br />Twilight Camp 2010?<br />Other Enrichment camps<br />Lightening Thief<br />Blue Bloods<br />Mother /Daughter Forks trip<br />Campus Book Clubs<br />Twilight<br />
  13. 13. A Twilight Bibliography<br />Acocella, Joan. “In the Blood: Why do Vampires still thrill?” The New Yorker, March 16, 2009. <br />Crusie, Jennifer. Flirting with Pride & Prejudice: Fresh Perspectives on the Original Chick-Lit Masterpiece (Smart Pop series). Texas: Benbella Books, 2005.<br />Dargis, Manohla. “The Love that Dare Not Bare Its Fangs.” New York Times, Nov. 21 2008. <br />Flanagan, Caitlin. “What Girls Want.” The Atlantic, Dec. 2008. <br />Hopkins, Ellen. New Dawn: Your Favorite Authors on Stephenie Meyer&apos;s Twilight Saga: Completely Unauthorized (Smart Pop). Texas: Benbella Books, 2009.<br />Real, Elizabeth Knox. &quot; | The Official Website of Stephenie Meyer.&quot; | The Official Website of Stephenie Meyer. 2 Oct. 2009 &lt;;.<br />
  14. 14. Thanks!<br />Cynthia Dudenhoffer<br /><br />660-248-6292<br />Find me on Facebook : Librarian.cyn<br /> Twitter & Slideshare: librarian_cyn<br />