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Critic to speak at UALR

Submitted by Kyle Troutman on April 3, 2011 – 5:27 pmNo Comment

In conjunction with the Cooper Honors Program in English special seminar, Twice-told Tales, University of Delaware professor Thomas Leitch will give a talk titled “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change: Revising the Classics,” at 7 p.m. April 4 in the Donaghey Student Center Room C.

Free and open to the public and with a reception following, Leitch’s will talk about adaptations of classic written texts.

Leitch is a literary critic and film studies specialist and is the director of the concentration in Film Studies at the University of Delaware. He obtained his PhD from Yale and teaches courses in American film and literary and cultural theory.

Leitch is also a senior editor for Kirkus Reviews, where he has reviewed mystery and suspense novels since 1989. He has published articles on Charles Dickens, Henry James, Donald Barthelme and Hollywood genres from musicals to slasher films. He is also a past president of the Literature/Film Association.

For more information, contact Zabelle Stodola at 501-569-3161.

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