Splash Biography

JULIET DEBUTTS, Yale senior majoring in nonsense and English

Major: English

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2014

Picture of Juliet deButts

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Juliet is a full time member of MUFASA, the science-fiction and fantasy club and the Yale Dramatic Association. In her spare time, she is acquiring a major in English from Yale. She also draws cats in the corner of her notes, reads too much fanfiction, and forgets to brush her hair. Juliet also teaches ESL classes, writes loud poetry, donates blood, eats chocolate bars, and avoids vegetables. She has never been to Antarctica, and is doubtful that it really exists. Those who know her are amazed by the diligence which she brings to not doing her Japanese homework yet.

Past Classes

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H1031: An Introduction to Transformative Works: Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, and the Art of Retold Stories in Splash Spring 14 (Mar. 29, 2014)
Many stories in Western literature are, in fact, retellings or reworkings of previous ones--what is it about this artistic recycling that's so much fun? Why do we read/watch the same characters over and over again? What's the difference between an adaptation, a tranformative work, and a piece of fanfiction?

T905: Fanfiction: An Exploration of Transformative Work in Sprout Spring 14 (Feb. 15 - Mar. 01, 2014)
The history of Western literature is one of borrowing and reinventing, transforming myths, folktales, and previous works into new and different stories. From the Aeneid to BBC's Sherlock, some of the most beloved stories have been fanfiction--works set in the world or using the characters that another author originally invented. How do these kinds of stories work, what is their purpose, and why do we like them so much? What is the difference between an adaptation and a piece of fanfiction?

A773: Improv 101 in Splash Fall 13 (Nov. 09, 2013)
An introduction to improvisational acting. We'll play a series of games and discuss the building blocks of scenes and characters.

H441: The Trickster in Splash Spring 13 (Apr. 06, 2013)
An exploration of trickster myths from around the world--Coyote, Anansi, Loki, Hermes--and the way their stories are told.

A114: Beginner's Improv in Splash Spring 12 (Mar. 24, 2012)
An exploration of improvisational acting using theater games and physical exercises. Loosen up, try something new, learn that you think faster than you knew you could. Speak gibberish, pretend to be an elephant, wait at a bus stop with increasingly odd strangers... and don't forget to say yes! Not intended for experienced actors.