Kathleen (Kate) Newell

Dean (interim), School of Liberal Arts; Chair, liberal arts


  • B.A., English, Temple University, 1998
  • M.A., English, University of Delaware, 2001
  • Ph.D., English, University of Delaware, 2006

Awards, recognitions and honors

Wilbur Owen Sypherd Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Humanities, 2006


Literature/Film Association, Modern Language Association, Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Publications and Presentations


  • "'We're off to see the Wizard' (Again): Oz Adaptations and the Matter of Fidelity," New Approaches to Adaptation Studies, eds. Christa Albrecht-Crane and Dennis Cutchins, Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2010
  • "Washington Square's 'virus of suggestion': Source Texts, Intertexts and Adaptations," Literature/Film Quarterly 34:3, pp. 204-11, 2006


  • "'I been there before': Authenticity and Intertextuality in Adaptations of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," Literature/Film Association Annual Conference, Carlisle, Pa., Oct. 2009
  • "Passing 'Toons, Speech Balloons, and the Framing of Roger Rabbit," Association of Literature on Screen Studies, 3rd Annual Conference, 2008
  • "Illustrating Adaptation / Adapting Illustration," Association of Literature on Screen Studies, 2nd Annual Conference, Oglethorpe University, 2007
  • "'Carrying its text in its spirit': What Adaptation Studies Can Learn From James," The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, 2007
  • "Competing Codes and 'Plastic Possibility': H.W. McVickar's Illustrative Commentary in Daisy Miller," 2006 International Visual Literacy Association Conference, 2006
  • "Adaptation, Hybridity, and Multimodality," 2006 Joint Conference of the National Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, 2006