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Dr Kamilla Elliott

Dr Kamilla Elliott

Senior Lecturer

County College
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YD


Tel: +44 1524 593348
Location: B211
Office hours: Please see the Department of English and Creative Writing website for my current office hours or e-mail k.elliott@lancaster.ac.uk.

My research interests lie in literature's relationship with other media, especially the visual arts and film. I am currently working on sequels to my two monographs: Rethinking the Adaptation/Theorization Debate follows on from Rethinking the Novel/Film Debate (Cambridge, 2003); Victorian Literature and the Rise of Picture Identification, 1836-1918 continues the research published in Portraiture and British Gothic Fiction: The Rise of Picture Identification, 1764-1835 (Johns Hopkins, 2012).

PhD Supervision Interests

late eighteenth-century and nineteenth-century literature and culture, especially interdisciplinary projects involving verbal and visual representations

adaptations (especially but not limited to literature and film); theories of adaptation

Current Teaching

ENGL203 Victorian Literature

ENGL204 American Literature to 1900

ENGL208 Literature and Film

ENGL301 BA (Hons) dissertation

ENGL431 Literature and Film (MA)

ENGL427 Victorian Literature and Other Media (MA)

 

Also contributes lectures to ENGL100 (Introduction to English Literature), ENGL101 (World Literature), CREW103 (Introduction to Creative Writing), and ENGL207 (British Romanticism).

Profile

Kamilla Elliott grew up in the UK, moving to the US after A levels. She received her B.A. in Mass Communications and Theatre from the University of Colorado in 1980 and pursued postgraduate studies in film at Boston University from 1981-82. After working in elder care and health research, she returned to academia in 1989, earning an A.L.M. degree through Harvard's adult education programme in 1991. From there, she entered Harvard University, where she completed a Ph.D. in English and American Literature and Language in 1996. She taught Victorian studies and interdisciplinary literature/film studies at the University of California at Berkeley from 1996-2004. During that time she published research on literature and film, including Rethinking the Novel/Film Debate (Cambridge UP, 2003).

At Lancaster University, she has continued to write and speak on intermedial adaptation theory and practice and is currently writing a monograph entitled, Rethinking the Adaptation/Theorization Debate. Much of her recent research addresses intersections between British fiction and the rise of mass picture identification from the late eighteenth century to 1918. Her monograph, Portraiture and British Gothic Fiction: The Rise of Picture Identification, 1764-1835, was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2012. She is researching a sequel, British Victorian Fiction and the Rise of Picture Identification, 1836-1918.

Office Hours

Please see the Department of English and Creative Writing website for my current office hours or e-mail k.elliott@lancaster.ac.uk.

Formerly Known As

Denman

Selected Publications

Portraiture and British gothic fiction: the rise of picture identification, 1764-1835

Elliott, K. 11/2012 Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press. 336 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsMonograph

Screened Writers

Elliott, K. 10/2012 A companion to literature, film, and adaptation. Cartmell, D. (ed.). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, p. 179-197 19 p. (Blackwell companions to literature and culture)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The Adaptation of Adaptation: A Dialogue between the Sciences and Humanities

Elliott, K. 05/2012 Adaptation and Cultural Appropriation: Literature, Film, and the Arts. Nicklas, P. & Lindner, O. (eds.). Berlin: Walter De Gruyter, p. 145-161 17 p. (Spectrum Literature; vol. 27)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Jane Austen and the Politics of Picture Identification

Elliott, K. 2012 In: Nineteenth-Century Contexts. 34, 4, p. 305-322 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Rethinking the Novel/Film Debate.

Elliott, K. L. 2003 Cambridge University Press. 302 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2014

Tie-intertextuality, or, intertextuality as incorporation in the tie-in merchandise to Disney’s Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Elliott, K. 08/2014 In: Adaptation. 7, 2, p. 191-211 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2013

Theorizing adaptations/adapting theories

Elliott, K. 2013 Adaptation studies: new challenges, new directions. Bruhn, J., Gjelsvik, A. & Frisvold Hanssen, E. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 19-45

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Postmodern Screened Writers

Elliott, K. 15/03/2013 Screening text: critical perspectives on film adaptation. Wells-Lasagne, S. & Hudelet, A. (eds.). Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co Inc

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Matriarchal vs. patriarchal picture identification in first-wave gothic fiction

Elliott, K. 17/12/2013 Gothic kinship. Andeweg, A. & Zlosnik, S. (eds.). Manchester: Manchester University Press

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2012

Jane Austen and the Politics of Picture Identification

Elliott, K. 2012 In: Nineteenth-Century Contexts. 34, 4, p. 305-322 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Cinematic Dickens and Uncinematic Words (reprint)

Elliott, K. 06/2012 Dickens adapted. Glavin, J. (ed.). Farnham: Ashgate, (A Library of Essays on Charles Dickens)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Screened Writers

Elliott, K. 10/2012 A companion to literature, film, and adaptation. Cartmell, D. (ed.). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, p. 179-197 19 p. (Blackwell companions to literature and culture)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The Adaptation of Adaptation: A Dialogue between the Sciences and Humanities

Elliott, K. 05/2012 Adaptation and Cultural Appropriation: Literature, Film, and the Arts. Nicklas, P. & Lindner, O. (eds.). Berlin: Walter De Gruyter, p. 145-161 17 p. (Spectrum Literature; vol. 27)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Portraiture and British gothic fiction: the rise of picture identification, 1764-1835

Elliott, K. 11/2012 Baltimore, Md.: Johns Hopkins University Press. 336 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsMonograph

2010

Adaptation as Compendium: Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland

Elliott, K. 09/2010 In: Adaptation. 3, 2, p. 193-201 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

2009

Face Value in A Tale of Two Cities

Elliott, K. 06/2009 Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, and the French Revolution. Jones, C., McDonagh, J. & Mee, J. (eds.). New York: Palgrave, p. 87-103 (Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter (peer-reviewed)

2008

Review of The Wonderful and Surprising History of Sweeney Todd, by Robert L. Mack

Elliott, K. 2008 In: THES.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Gothic—Film—Parody

Elliott, K. 03/2008 In: Adaptation. 1, 1, p. 24-43

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2007

The Romance of Politics and the Politics of Romance in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Mary Barton

Elliott, K. 2007 In: The Gaskell Society Journal. 21, p. 21-37

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Gothic—Film—Parody

Elliott, K. 2007 The Routledge Companion to Gothic. Spooner, C. & McEvoy, E. (eds.). London/New York: Routledge, p. 361-378

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2006

Teaching Wuthering Heights through Its Film and Television Adaptations

Elliott, K. 2006 Approaches to Teaching Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights. Lonoff, S. & Hasseler, T. (eds.). New York: MLA Press, p. 126-135

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The Deconstruction of Fundamental Christianity.

Elliott, K. L. 1/01/2006 In: Textual Practice. 20, 4, p. 713-738 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2004

Through the Looking Glass: Pedagogical Uses of Literary Film Adaptations

Elliott, K. 11/2004 Visual Media and the Humanities: A Pedagogy of Representation. McBride, K. (ed.). Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, p. 315-340

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Novels, films, and the word/image wars

Elliott, K. L. 2004 A companion to literature and film. Stam, R. & Raengo, A. (eds.). 7 ed. Oxford: Blackwell, p. 1-22 22 p. (Blackwell companions to cultural studies)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Literary film adaptation and the form/content dilemma.

Elliott, K. L. 2004 Narrative Across Media: The Language of Storytelling. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2004, p. 220-243 24 p. (Frontiers of narrative)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2003

Cinematic Dickens and Uncinematic Words

Elliott, K. 2003 Dickens on Screen. Glavin, J. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 113-121 9 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Rethinking the Novel/Film Debate.

Elliott, K. L. 2003 Cambridge University Press. 302 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

2002

The Victorian Novel in Film and on Television

Elliott, K. & Marsh, J. 2002 The Companion to the Victorian Novel. Brantlinger, P. & Thesing, W. B. (eds.). London: Blackwell

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Exposing the Victorians

Elliott, K. 11/2002 In: Mid-Atlantic Almanack. 11, p. 29-42 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1995

Recovering fraternité in the Works of Rousseau: Jean-Jacques’s Lost Brother

Denman, K. 1995 In: Eighteenth-Century Studies. 29, 2, p. 191-210

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1994

Christina Rossetti’s Copy of C. B. Cayley’s Divine Comedy

Denman, K. & Smith, S. 1994 In: Victorian Poetry. 32, 3-4, p. 315-338

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

1993

Emily Dickinson's Volcanic Punctuation

Denman, K. 1993 In: Emily Dickinson Journal. 2, 1, p. 22-46

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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