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(p. ix) Contributors

(p. ix) Contributors

Fien Adriaens is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Communication Sciences at Ghent University, Belgium. Her research focuses on media audiences, diversity, television formats, and everyday life. She is currently working as a social policy advisor at the socialist trade union (ABVV).

Mieke Bal is a cultural theorist and video artist based at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam. Her areas of interest range from biblical and classical antiquity to seventeenth-century and contemporary art and modern literature, feminism, and migratory culture. Her many publications include A Mieke Bal Reader (2006) and Narratology (3rd edition, 2009). Her internationally exhibited documentaries on migration include Separations, State of Suspension, and Becoming Vera. She is currently completing a feature film and five-screen installation on René Descartes and his friendship with Queen Kristina of Sweden.

Daniël Biltereyst is Senior Professor of Communication Sciences at Ghent University, Belgium, where he is director of the Centre for Cinema and Media Studies. His areas of research and publication include international communication, media controversy, and censorship.

Jack Boozer is a professor in the graduate Moving Image Studies program at Georgia State University. His interests are in film genre, the adaptation of literature to film, and screenwriting. In addition to publishing many academic articles in journals and anthologies, he has written Career Movies: American Business and the Success Mystique (2003) and edited Authorship in Film Adaptation (2008).

Brian Boyd, University Distinguished Professor of English, University of Auckland, has written widely on fiction, verse, drama, comics, translation, and literary and narrative theory; on art, literature and evolution (On the Origin of Stories, 2009; Why Lyrics Last, 2012; and the co-edited Evolution, Literature, and Film: A Reader, 2010); and on writers from Homer and Shakespeare to Art Spiegelman and Carol Ann Duffy. He is especially known as a biographer, critic, and editor of Vladimir Nabokov. His work has won awards on four continents and has been translated into eighteen languages. He is currently writing a biography of philosopher Karl Popper.

Petr Bubeníček is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Czech Literature at Masaryk University, Brno, specializing in the history of modern Czech literature, literary interpretation, film adaptation, and intermediality. He has published several essays (p. x) on these topics and has edited three issues on film adaptation for the journals Česká literatura, Iluminace, and Pandora. In 2013, he was awarded an Alfried Krupp Fellowship and began his work on the forthcoming monograph Subversive Adaptations. In the same year he organized the conference Film Adaptation: A Dialogue among Approaches, which brought together many significant scholars of adaptation studies.

Claus Clüver, an Indiana University Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature, has also taught at New York University and the University of California–Berkeley, and in Brazil, Portugal, Germany, Sweden, and Denmark. His publications include a book in German on twentieth-century epic theater, over forty essays on the history, theory, and practice of intermedial and interarts studies, and six co-edited volumes, from The Pictured Word (1998) to The Imaginary: Word and Image/L’Imaginaire: texte et image (2015).

Timothy Corrigan is a Professor of English and Cinema Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His books include Film and Literature and The Essay Film: From Montaigne, After Marker, winner of the 2012 Katherine Singer Kovacs Award for the outstanding book in film studies. In 2014 he received the SCMS Award for Outstanding Pedagogical Achievement and the Abrams Memorial Award for Distinguished Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently on the editorial boards of Adaptation and Film Criticism.

Dennis Cutchins is Associate Professor of English at Brigham Young University, where he regularly teaches courses in adaptation, American literature, and Western American literature. He has published on a wide range of topics and has co-edited three collections on adaptation. In 2000 he won the Carl Bode award for the best article published in the Journal of American Culture for an essay on Leslie Silko’s Ceremony, and in 2004 received the Charles Redd Center’s Mollie and Karl Butler Young Scholar Award in Western Studies. His current projects explore the application of “big data” to adaptation studies.

Nico Dicecco recently received his doctorate in English from Simon Fraser University for his dissertation, “The Ends of Adaptation: Comparative Media, Digital Culture, and Performance.” He has published on issues of adaptation across a range of media, including articles in Games and Culture, Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, and Adaptation. His current research extends his work on performative models of adaptation to investigate digital media and the cultural politics of fidelity.

Lars Elleström is Professor of Comparative Literature at Linnæus University, Sweden. He presides over the Linnæus University Centre for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies and chairs the board of the International Society for Intermedial Studies. He has written and edited several books and also has published numerous articles on poetry, intermediality, semiotics, gender, and irony. His recent publications, starting with the article “The Modalities of Media: A Model for Understanding Intermedial Relations” (2010), have explored and developed basic semiotic, multimodal, and intermedial concepts aiming at a theoretical model for understanding and analyzing interrelations among dissimilar media. (p. xi)

Kamilla Elliott is Professor of Literature and Media in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University. Her principal teaching and research interests lie in British literature of the long nineteenth century and literature’s relations with other media generally. Author of Rethinking the Novel/Film Debate (2003) and Portraiture and British Gothic Fiction: The Rise of Picture Identification, 1764–1835 (2012), she is currently working on sequels to both: Rethinking the Adaptation/Theorization Debate and British Literature and the Rise of Picture Identification, 1836–1918.

Kevin M. Flanagan is Visiting Lecturer in English/Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. His dissertation is on war discourse in British cinema and television from 1939 to 1980. He has edited Ken Russell: Re-Viewing England’s Last Mannerist (2009) and has contributed to Framework, the Journal of British Cinema and Television, and Media Fields Journal. He is currently editing a special issue of Widescreen Journal on videogame adaptation for release in 2016.

Marty Gould is Associate Professor of English at the University of South Florida, where he teaches courses on Victorian literature, empire, and literary adaptation. In Nineteenth-Century Theatre and the Imperial Encounter (2011), he traces the interplay among global politics, imperial ideology, and the popular stage in the nineteenth century. As the director of a series of NEH Summer Seminars on Charles Dickens, he has helped K–12 teachers explore some of the ways in which adaptations can be used to teach literary texts and assess student learning. His current research involves dramatizations as readings of nineteenth-century fiction.

Richard J. Hand is Professor of Theatre and Media Drama at the University of South Wales, UK. He is the founding co-editor of the Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance. His interests include interdisciplinarity in performance (with a particular interest in historical forms of popular culture, including horror) using critical and practical research methodologies. He is the author and editor of books on radio and audio drama, Grand-Guignol theater, horror films, Joseph Conrad, and Graham Greene, and he has published translations of plays by Victor Hugo and Octave Mirbeau.

Eirik Frisvold Hanssen is Head of the Film and Broadcasting Section in the Department of Research and Dissemination at the National Library of Norway. He has published on such topics as adaptation, intermediality, classical film theory, and color and cinema in numerous edited volumes and journals, including Film History, Visual Anthropology Review, and Montage AV. With Jørgen Bruhn and Anne Gjelsvik, he is co-editor of Adaptation Studies: New Challenges, New Directions (2013). He is currently editing an anthology on Norwegian expedition films.

Dan Hassler-Forest is Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Utrecht University. He has published books on superhero movies, comics, adaptation studies, and transmedia storytelling, and enjoys writing about critical theory, popular culture, and zombies. His most recent book, Science Fiction, Fantasy and Politics (2016), focuses on fantastic world-building and radical political theory. (p. xii)

Álvaro Hattnher is Associate Professor at São Paulo State University, Brazil, where he teaches courses in American Studies, American Literature, and Literary Translation Practice. The many translations he has published include works by Nathanael West, Chester Himes, Peter Burke, David Remnick, and Truman Capote. His research focuses on theories of adaptation and American popular culture, especially zombie texts, graphic novels, and videogames as narratives. He has co-edited Pelas veredas do fatástico, do mítico e do maravilhoso (2013). He is also a musician, acting as producer and bass player of the rock band Luigi and the Pirandellos.

I. Q. Hunter is Professor of Film Studies at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. He is the author of British Trash Cinema (2013) and Cult Film as a Guide to Life (2016) and editor or co-editor of numerous books, most recently British Comedy Cinema (2012) and Science Fiction across Media (2013).

Linda Hutcheon is University Professor Emeritus in the Department of English and the Centre for Comparative Literature at the University of Toronto. She is author of nine books on contemporary postmodern culture in Canada and around the world. She has edited five other books on cultural topics, and is associate editor of the University of Toronto Quarterly.

Michael Hutcheon is Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. A pulmonologist specializing in lung transplantation, his extensive scientific research publications include work in pulmonary physiology, bone marrow transplantation, and AIDS. He has also published in the fields of medical education and the semiotics of both cigarette and pharmaceutical advertising.

The Hutcheons have collaborated on interdisciplinary work on the cultural construction of sexuality, gender, and disease in opera (Opera: Desire, Disease, Death, 1996), both the real and the represented operatic body (Bodily Charm: Living Opera, 2000), the lessons opera teaches about mortality (Opera: The Art of Dying, 2004), and the later creative life and “late style” of opera composers (Four Last Songs: Aging and Creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten, 2015).

Mike Ingham is Professor of English Studies at Lingnan University, Hong Kong. A founding member of Theatre Action drama company in Hong Kong, he has written on Shakespearean adaptation, performance studies, and stylistics, and has had numerous publications in adaptation studies and cinema studies, as well as Hong Kong creative writing in English (City Voices, 2003; City Stage, 2005; and Hong Kong: A Cultural and Literary History, 2007). His contribution on Shakespeare and jazz is included in the forthcoming Cambridge World Shakespeare Encyclopedia, and his Routledge monograph on Intermediality in Film and Theatre will be published in 2016.

Glenn Jellenik is Lecturer in English at the University of Central Arkansas. His research explores adaptation, the productive intersections between mass culture and literature, and the cross-pollination between texts and the cultures that produce and consume them. He is co-editor of Ten Years after Katrina: Critical Perspectives of the Storm’s Effect (p. xiii) on American Culture and Identity (2014), co-editor of the scholarly edition of Helen Maria Williams’s Peru and Peruvian Tales (2014), and volume advisor for the Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism cumulative index on George Colman the Younger (2015).

David T. Johnson is Associate Professor of English at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland, where he teaches courses in cinema studies and adaptation. He is the author of Richard Linklater (2012) and the co-editor, with Rashna Wadia Richards, of a forthcoming volume on cinephilia and teaching. He has published essays in the journal Adaptation, among others, and co-edited Literature/Film Quarterly from 2005 to 2016.

William B. Jones, Jr. is the author of Classics Illustrated: A Cultural History (2nd ed., 2011) and the editor of Robert Louis Stevenson Reconsidered (2003). He has written introductions for more than 100 reissued Classics Illustrated titles and articles for the Journal of Stevenson Studies and Verniana. Jones has spoken on Classics Illustrated at the Library of Congress and various literary conferences. He is also the author of a novella, Petit Jean: A Wilderness Adventure (2016).

Stijn Joye is Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences at Ghent University, Belgium, where he is a member of the Centre for Cinema and Media Studies and the Center for Journalism Studies. His areas of research and publication include international news, the representation of distant suffering, and artistic imitation in film.

Lucia Krämer is Professor for British Culture and Media at the University of Passau, Germany. Her PhD thesis about biofictional representations of Oscar Wilde in novels, dramas, and films was published in 2003. Her current research focuses on adaptation and related phenomena like remaking and transmedial storytelling, as well as on Hindi cinema. She has co-edited volumes on the construction of authenticity (2011) and Remakes and Remaking (2015) and has written Bollywood in Britain (2016). With Rainer Emig, she is co-editing a German handbook, Adaption (2017).

Thomas Leitch is Professor of English at the University of Delaware. His most recent books are A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock, co-edited with Leland Poague (2011), and Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age (2014). He is currently working on The History of American Literature on Film.

Peter Lev is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Electronic Media and Film, Towson University, Towson, Maryland. He is the author of five books of film history, most recently Twentieth Century-Fox, The Zanuck–Skouras Years: 1935–1965 (2013), which was supported by an Academy Scholars grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In adaptation studies he is the co-editor, with James M. Welsh, of The Literature/Film Reader: Issues of Adaptation (2007). He is a longtime member of the Editorial Board of Literature/Film Quarterly.

Kyle Meikle recently completed his doctorate at the University of Delaware. His work has appeared in Adaptation, Literature/Film Quarterly, and the Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance. He is co-author of the Oxford Bibliographies Online guide to adaptation. (p. xiv)

Renata Kobetts Miller is Associate Professor and Chair of English at City College of New York. She is the author of Recent Reinterpretations of Stevenson’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Why and How This Novel Continues to Affect Us (2005), and her work on the Victorian novel, theater, and culture has appeared in MLQ and BRANCH, among other publications. She is currently completing Playing Her Part: The Victorian Novel, Theater, and the Actress. Her work on the theater of the 1890s includes mentoring students developing an online archive of materials pertaining to London’s Independent Theatre Society.

Kate Newell teaches courses in literature and adaptation at the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her research interests include adaptation and other modes of intermediality. She has published essays on illustration and adaptation and is currently writing on novelization, cartography, illustration, and other print-based modes of adaptation.

Dennis R. Perry is Associate Professor of English at Brigham Young University, where he teaches and writes on nineteenth-century American literature and film adaptation. He has published articles on Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, and various early American writers. His books include Hitchcock and Poe: The Legacy of Delight and Terror (2004) and, with Carl H. Sederholm, Adapting Poe: Re-Imaginings in Popular Culture (2012).

Laurence Raw, who teaches in the Department of English at Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey, is the author of several books on film and adaptation. His latest publications are Six Turkish Filmmakers (2016) and Value in Adaptation, coathored with Berkem Gurenci Saglam (2016). He runs a blog on translation and adaptation at

Marie-Laure Ryan is an independent scholar based in Colorado. She has been Scholar in Residence at the University of Colorado and Johannes Gutenberg Fellow at the University of Mainz. Her work in narratology, possible worlds theory, media theory, and digital culture has earned her the Prize for Independent Scholars and the Jeanne and Aldo Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literature, both from the Modern Language Association, and she has been the recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships. Her most recent books are Narrating Space/Spatializing Narrative (2016, co-authored with Ken Foote and Maoz Azaryahu) and Storyworlds across Media (2014, co-edited with Jan-Noël Ton).

Mary H. Snyder is an independent scholar and writer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her book, Analyzing Literature-to-Film Adaptations: A Novelist’s Exploration and Guide, was published in 2011. She continues to research women and gender issues related to adaptation studies. She also writes fiction and creative nonfiction.

Robert Stam is University Professor at New York University. He has written and edited eighteen volumes on film and cultural theory, national and transnational cinema, comparative race, and postcolonial studies. His recent books include Keywords in Subversive Film/Media Aesthetics (2015) and, with Ella Shohat, Race in Translation: Culture Wars (p. xv) Around the Postcolonial Atlantic (2012). His work has been translated into some fifteen languages.

Defne Ersin Tutan is Assistant Professor in American Culture and Literature at Başkent University, Ankara, Turkey. She has worked extensively on the intersection of postmodern and postcolonial discourses, with a special interest in their impact on the representation of alternative histories. Her recent research has focused on historical adaptations and on history as adaptation. She is the co-editor of The Adaptation of History: Essays on Ways of Telling the Past (2013).

Constantine Verevis is Associate Professor in the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University, Melbourne. He is author of Film Remakes (2006), co-author of Australian Film Theory and Criticism, Volume 1: Critical Positions (2013), and co-editor, most recently, of US Independent Film after 1989: Possible Films (2015).

Eckart Voigts is Professor of English Literature at TU Braunschweig, Germany. He has written, edited, and co-edited numerous books and articles, including most recently Reflecting on Darwin (2014), Dystopia, Science Fiction, Post-Apocalypse. Classics—New Tendencies—Model Interpretations (2015), and the special issue of Adaptation (2013) on transmedia storytelling and participatory culture.

Keith Wilhite is Associate Professor of English at Siena College. His research focuses primarily on the modern and contemporary American novel, especially regionalism and the literature of place. His essays have appeared in American Literature, Arizona Quarterly, ELH, MFS, Midwestern Miscellany, Prose Studies, Studies in American Fiction, and Studies in the Novel. He is the editor of the forthcoming collection The City since 9/11: Literature, Film, Television.

Wendy Siuyi Wong is Associate Professor of Design and Graduate Program Director at the Department of Design, York University, Canada. An expert in Chinese graphic design history and Chinese comic art history, she is the author of Hong Kong Comics: A History of Manhua (2002) and numerous articles in academic journals. In 2009 and 2010, she was a visiting research fellow at the Department of Design History, Royal College of Art, and she served as a scholar-in-residence at the Kyoto International Manga Museum.

Wendy Zierler is Sigmund Falk Professor of Modern Jewish Literature and Feminist Studies at HUC-JIR in New York. She is the author of And Rachel Stole the Idols: The Emergence of Modern Hebrew Women’s Writing (2004) and Reel Theology: Popular Film and Jewish Religious Conversation (forthcoming) and the co-editor of To Tread on New Ground: Selected Writings of Hava Shapiro (2014). A finalist in the 2012 Moment Magazine Karma Foundation fiction contest, she will receive her MFA in fiction writing from Sarah Lawrence in 2016.

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