About the Contributors
Laura Carrolllectures in the English program at La Trobe University, Melbourne. Her main research project investigates ways that films adapted from novels accommodate and reconcile readers’ competing experiences of the source works. Her other research interests include the afterlife of Jane Austen and post-Romantic fiction about animals. She has published essays on Austen adaptations, James Thurber, Shakespearean tragedy, and Australian cinema.
Michael Eberle-Sinatrais an associate professor of English at the Université de Montréal. Prior to this appointment, he served as a research associate at the Northrop Frye Centre, University of Toronto. He holds a DPhil at Oxford. Dr. Eberle-Sinatra is the author of Leigh Hunt and London Literary Scenethe founding editor of Romanticism on the Netand the editor of Mary Shelley’s Fictions: From Frankenstein to Faulkner. He is working on a project titled Queering Adaptations of Nineteenth-Century Novels.
Sarah J. Heidtis an associate professor of English at Kenyon College, where she teaches nineteenth-century British literature and culture, life-writing and autobiography, and film. She is working on two book projects, Composite Beings: Writing Victorian Livesand Reel Lives: Autobiography and Memoir on Screen. She has published articles on Thomas and Jane Carlyle, John Addington Symonds, and the written and filmed versions of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.
Jean-Marie Lecomteis an associate professor at the University of Nancy, France. He specializes in the study of filmic speech and audio-visual semiotics. He has published essays on King Vidor’s cinema, the birth of the talking film, women’s speech in early movies, and discourse in horror movies. His research centers on the interaction between verbal language and film language in silent and early talking movies. He is working on a collection of essays on King Vidor.
Thomas Leitch is professor of English and director of film studies at the University of Delaware. His most recent books includeFilm Adaptation and Its Discontents: From Gone with the Wind to The Passion of the Christ and A Companion to Alfred Hitchcock, coedited with Leland Poague.