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1975–89: Screening the Silenced

Thomas Leitch

Thomas Leitch is Professor of English at the University of Delaware, USA. His most recent books are Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age (2014) and The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The History of American Literature on Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... it indeed is the unmarked mode of American fiction.”Thomas Leitch, “The Debunking Rhythm of the American Short Story,” in Short Story Theory at a Crossroads, ed. Susan Lohafer and Jo Ellyn Clarey (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University...

Introduction: American Cinema and American Literatures

Thomas Leitch

Thomas Leitch is Professor of English at the University of Delaware, USA. His most recent books are Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age (2014) and The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... question, I have suggested that adaptation specialists inquire more closely into the distinctions most of them make “between [source] texts and contexts,”Thomas Leitch, “The Texts behind The Killers,” in Twentieth-Century American...

2007–18: Entertainment for Me

Thomas Leitch

Thomas Leitch is Professor of English at the University of Delaware, USA. His most recent books are Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age (2014) and The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... of the adaptation as a film genre in the sense of a contract between producer and spectators is weak.”Lucia Krämer, “Adaptation in Bollywood,” in The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies, ed. Thomas Leitch (New York: Oxford University Press,...

1939–51: Invisible Adaptation

Thomas Leitch

Thomas Leitch is Professor of English at the University of Delaware, USA. His most recent books are Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age (2014) and The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... in expressive range and sensitive to subtle distinctions in class”Thomas Leitch, “You Talk Like a Character in a Book: Dialogue and Film Adaptation,” in Film Dialogue, ed. Jeff Jaeckle (London: Wallflower, 2013), p. 94. until the ethnic gangsters...

1951–67: Weaponized Best Sellers

Thomas Leitch

Thomas Leitch is Professor of English at the University of Delaware, USA. His most recent books are Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age (2014) and The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The History of American Literature on Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... in the studio’s anti-television arsenal was literary adaptations. As Leonard J. Leff, Jerold L. Simmons, and Thomas Doherty have observed, the establishment of the Hays Office and the crackdown on movies by enforcing the 1930 Production Code beginning...

1927–39: Novel Impressions

Thomas Leitch

Thomas Leitch is Professor of English at the University of Delaware, USA. His most recent books are Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age (2014) and The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The History of American Literature on Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... until 1944) were delayed by contract until the plays’ theatrical run had ended. Not until the second half of the decade did the studios begin to show as much interest in Pulitzer-winning novels as in Pulitzer-winning plays.See Thomas Leitch...

1967–75: Counterculture Classics

Thomas Leitch

Thomas Leitch is Professor of English at the University of Delaware, USA. His most recent books are Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age (2014) and The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... and Schindler’s List not as adaptations of Alice Walker and Thomas Keneally but as ostensive adaptations of the African American experience and the Holocaust. Certainly much of the critical reception of both films, which sidestepped the books...

1895–1915: The Attraction of Adaptation

Thomas Leitch

Thomas Leitch is Professor of English at the University of Delaware, USA. His most recent books are Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age (2014) and The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... Studies, ed. Thomas Leitch (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017), p. 60. More specifically, the film inherited the associations of Stowe’s novels with a long tradition of blackface minstrelsy, a performative mode of monstration that may have...

1915–27: American Exotics

Thomas Leitch

Thomas Leitch is Professor of English at the University of Delaware, USA. His most recent books are Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age (2014) and The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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... of the integrated musical whose numbers advanced the plot, developed the characters, and marked dramatic turning points. Adaptations like No, No, Nanette and Porgy and Bess exemplify a daisy-chain model of adaptationSee Thomas Leitch...

1989–2007: Adapt or Die

Thomas Leitch

Thomas Leitch is Professor of English at the University of Delaware, USA. His most recent books are Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age (2014) and The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies (2017). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The History of American Literature on Film

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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... Popeye, Dick Tracy, and Hulk,” in The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies, ed. Thomas Leitch (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017), p. 421. The obvious moral to draw is that although audiences are happy to be reminded...