Prof. Thomas Leitch, University of Delaware, will give a talk titled “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change: Revising the Classics” in Donaghey Student Center, Room C, on April 4 at 7 pm. The talk looks at adaptations of classic written texts.
Prof. Leitch’s visit and lecture topic are in conjunction with the UALR Cooper Honors Program in English special seminar, “Twicetold Tales.”Prof. Leitch is a literary critic and film studies specialist. Ho obtained his PhD from Yale and is now director of the concentration in Film Studies at the University of Delaware. He teaches courses in American film, as well as literary and cultural theory. Since 1989 he has reviewed mystery and suspense novels for Kirkus Reviews, where he is Senior Editor. He has published articles on Dickens, Henry James, Donald Barthelme, and Hollywood genres from musicals to whodunits to slasher films. His books include What Stories Are: Narrative Theory and Interpretation, Find the Director and Other Hitchcock Games, The Encyclopedia of Alfred Hitchcock, Crime Films, and Perry Mason, and Film Adaptation and Its Discontents. He is a past president of the Literature/Film Association.
The talk is free and open to the public. A reception follows the talk.