Adaptations Wiki

Guidelines for Formatting Wiki Entries on Individual Adaptations[]

The goal is to create an overview page that does not simply restate information that is already readily available online.

Wiki entries for individual adaptations must be 1,500-1,700 words with no more than 300 words of summary/synopsis.  The entry should be structured as follows:

  • Brief intro (100 words maximum).  The intro should not have a heading. You should draw on technical information here including year, directors/writer/illustrator, availability of the adaptation.  Be sure to include the date.

  • Synopsis (300 words maximum).  Outline the basic premise of the work.  Do NOT include in-depth summary of the plot or characters.

  • Major Themes (approximately 200-300 words each).  Choose 2-4 major themes amplified in this adaptation and discuss them in relation to the novel and other adaptations of this narrative.

  • Reception (100 words maximum). Was this adaptation critically acclaimed or panned by most? Provide a brief overview. Did it win/get nominated for any awards?

  • Significance of Adaptation (300 words or more). Give the reader a sense of were the adaptation fits alongside other adaptations in this narrative’s cultural history. How does it engage with other adaptations? What are its most notable/unique aspects? Has it influenced other adaptations? Does it feature actors/production with high visibility/cultural capital?  What is new about it?

Also include:

  • At least one image at the opening of the page (with caption explaining/citing the image). You may use more images, but make sure they are all cited.

  • List of references/links to sources, including links to relevant websites.

  • Link your entry to the corresponding list of adaptations/landing page.