Dr. Scahill's "From Literature to Film" Maymester course was honored to welcome comic book author Sean Benner (West of Oz) and artist Jorge Corona (Middlewest) to class for a Q&A. This year's course is centered around adaptations of L. Frank Baum's book The Wizard of Oz, and both Benner and Corona's comics offer original and inspiring takes on the Ozified narrative. Jorge Corona was previously nominated for an Eisner Award (comic book's version of the Oscars) for his work on
At this year's Literature/Film Association conference in New Orleans, Dr. Scahill chaired a panel on the role of gender in film adaptation. Each of the three papers specifically examined masculinity, race, and homosociality in Hollywood cinema. Co-panelist Sarah Ropp addressed the Oliver Stone film Savages, while scholars Jodi Van der Horn-Gibson and Janice Kelly provided a retrospective on the film representation of black masculinity over the last century. In his paper "
As part of the SIE FilmCenter's series on "Great Adaptations," CU Denver English professors Colleen Donnelly, Sarah Hagelin, and Andrew Scahill took center stage to contextualize major cinema blockbusters that have been adapted from literary sources. Before screenings of Blade Runner (1982), The Thin Man (1934), and IT (2017) this summer, the English professors delivered multimedia lectures for audiences of nearly 200 attendees. For the SIE FilmCenter's screening of 2017's hi
Andrew Scahill is honored to serve as Guest Editor for this special issue of Literature/Film Quarterly, the longest-running international journal for the study of adaptation. For over forty years, LFQ has been on the forefront of scholarship on the complexities of adaptation, and this issue examines an often-neglected area of adaptation: the audience. Check out the latest issue here. In this special issue on "Audiences and Adaptation," the authors ask how we might theorize th
Students in Dr. Andrew Scahill’s Literature and Film class at Salisbury University recently conducted a question-and-answer session with Academy Award-nominated independent film producer Anne Rosellini. “This is something I’m trying to do more and more in my classes — to get actual industry professionals to talk to students,” Scahill said. Rosellini is best known for the 2010 Jennifer Lawrence film Winter’s Bone by director Debra Granik, based on the book by Daniel Woodrell.