Kathleen Newell

Kathleen Newell

Kathleen Newell

  • B.A., English, Temple University, 1998
  • M.A., English, University of Delaware, 2001
  • Ph.D., English, University of Delaware, 2006
First year at SCAD:

"I am inspired by the enthusiasm and creativity of SCAD students and their willingness to engage in critical and intellectual inquiry."

Awards, recognition 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

Previous Positions

Graduate teaching assistant, University of Delaware

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 123 Composition
  • ENGL 124 Composition and Literature
  • ENGL 167 American Realists and Naturalists: 1850-1900
  • ENGL 168 American Moderns: 1900-1945
  • ENGL 169 Today's Classics: 1945-Present
  • ENGL 320 Literary Films
  • ENGL 340 History of Literary Theory and Criticism
  • LIBA 700 Writing the Graduate Thesis