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
On December 5, director Sean Baker answered questions via Skype for Prof. Scahill's Film Genre class as they concluded a unit on the screwball comedy. His award-winning film Tangerine chronicles a day in the life of two transgender sex workers in L.A. using a hyper-saturated "pop vérité" style and caused a sensation at the Sundance Film Festival for being shot entirely on an iPhone 5. In the clip above, Baker addresses the political potential of both social realism and come
On April 4, Dr. Andrew Scahill was interviewed and his Horror Cinema class filmed for the upcoming documentary Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street. The film explores the curious queer afterlife of Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge (1985), considered by many to “the gayest horror film ever made.” Part video essay, part historiography, part character investigation, the documentary talks to the filmmakers, fans, and its star, Mark Patton, who was wrestling with h
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.