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The Writer on Film

Screening Literary Authorship

  • Judith Buchanan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-2
  2. Introduction

    1. Judith Buchanan
      Pages 3-32
  3. Cinema’s Versions and Uses of Literary Lives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Gendered Authorship I

    3. Gendered Authorship II

    4. Romantic Authorship

    5. Authorship Iconized, Metonymized, Debunked

    6. Authorship Commercialized

      1. Andrew Higson
        Pages 106-120
  4. Cinema’s Authorial Proxies and Fictional Authors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Authorial Proxies I

      1. R. Barton Palmer
        Pages 137-150
    3. Authorial Proxies II

    4. Authorial Proxies III

    5. Architectures of Accreditation

    6. Fictional Writers on Screen I: Letters

    7. Fictional Writers on Screen II: Diaries

    8. Fictional Writers on Screen III: Plays and Factual Reports

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 236-270

About this book


Examining films about writers and acts of writing, The Writer on Film brilliantly refreshes some of the well-worn 'adaptation' debates by inviting film and literature to engage with each other trenchantly and anew – through acts of explicit configuration not adaptation.


Autorschaft cinema Figuration film Imagination Paratext structure

Editors and affiliations

  • Judith Buchanan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of English and Related LiteratureUniversity of YorkUK
  2. 2.Humanities Research CentreUniversity of YorkUK

About the editors

Judith Buchanan, University of York, UK Laura Marcus, University of Oxford, UK Sonia Haiduc, University of Barcelona, Spain Sian Harris, University of Exeter, UK Julian North, University of Leicester, UK Megan Murray-Pepper, King's College, UK Andrew Higson, University of York, UK Geoffrey Wall, University of York, UK R. Barton Palmer, Clemson University, USA Deborah Cartmell, De Montfort University, UK Gennelle Smith, Freelance Creator of Interactive Media, UK Richard Burt, University of Florida, USA Clara Rowland, University of Lisbon, Portugal Erica Sheen, University of York, UK

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