Dr. Sarah Artt
T: 0131 455 6229 | E: S.Artt@napier.ac.uk
Drop-in office hours for 2009: Wednesdays 10am-12pm
I am Lecturer in English and Film at Edinburgh Napier University. My research interests include adaptation and transnational cinema, with the occasional foray into popular television. My teaching interests centre around science fiction literature and cinema, contemporary Hollywood cinema, women's writing and filmmaking and narrative structure in literature and film. I would be particularly interested in supervising research on contemporary screen adaptations, the cinema of North America, science fiction cinema and women’s writing and cinema.
My PhD was examined in 2005 by Dr Stella Bruzzi and dealt with contemporary film adaptations of the work of Edith Wharton and Henry James.
Before entering academic teaching, I worked in academic administration and for Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Twilight and the pleasures of spectatorship. (Chapter currently under review for an edited collection to be published by Manchester University Press.)
‘Ambulant Fetish’: the exotic woman in Black Venus and Master. (Article currently under review for a special issue of Critical Engagements.)
Book Review. Adaptation and its discontents by Thomas Leitch. Scope: the online journal of film studies Issue 14 June 2009.
Book Review: The Romance of Transgression in Canada: Queering sexualities, nations, cinemas by Thomas Waugh. Scope: the online journal of film studies Issue 13 February 2009.
“Reflections on the self-reflexive musical: The Rocky Horror Picture Show and the Classic Hollywood Musical.” Reading Rocky Horror. Ed. Jeffrey Weinstock. Palgrave 2008.
‘Art of the Past: adapting Henry James's The Golden Bowl’ (2007)
Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance 1.1
‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show as self-reflexive musical’ (2008) in Reading Rocky Horror. Ed. Jeffrey Weinstock. Palgrave-Macmillan.
“The Age of Sex: The narrative function of accessories in Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence and the television series Sex and the City.”
Flash Magazine, published in conjunction with the Flash art, music, photography and fashion event in Dubai, Autumn 2003
Symposium on Melodrama in Contemporary Film and Television. Text, Genre and Visual Studies Group, Queen Margaret University, 29 October 2010.
Paper title: Vienna to Beijing: Letter from an Unknown Woman, melodrama and the symbolic simulation of Europe
5th Annual Association of Adaptation Studies Conference 30th September-1st October 2010. Centre for British Studies, Berlin.
Paper title: les liaisons dangeureses a l'Anglais: Valmont, Dangerous Liaisons and Cruel Intentions.
20th International Screen Studies Conference, University of Glasgow, 2-4 July 2010.
Paper Title: Silence and Performance: Appreciating Lynne Ramsay's Morvern Callar
Open Graves, Open Minds: Vampires and the Undead in Modern Culture, University of Hertfordshire, 16-17 April 2010.
Paper Title: Twilight and the pleasures of spectatorship (presented jointly with Dr Sara Wasson)
4th Annual Association of Adaptation Studies (formerly Literature on Screen) Conference, 24-25 September 2009, BFI Southbank.
Presenting as part of a panel on British television and the Classic novel adaptation, with a paper entitled I ♥irony: Adapting Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey
Angela Carter:A critical exploration. Hosted by the University of Northampton and the Network for Modern Fiction Studies
Paper Title: ‘Ambulant Fetish’: the exotic woman in Black Venus and Master 6-8 June 2009
3rd Annual Association for Literature on Screen Conference, 25-26 September 2008, Amsterdam.
Abstract submitted: Vienna to Beijing: Letter from an Unknown Woman and the symbolic simulation of Europe
21st Century Teenager: Media Representation, Theory and Policy, Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds 10-12 July 2008
Paper title: Gossip Girl and The Luxe as Edith Wharton-lite for 21st century teens.
Women's History Scotland Annual Conference, October 13th, 2007, Smith Art Gallery, Stirling
Paper title: The Woman Behind the Screen: Adapting Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth
Migrant and Diasporic Cinema in Contemporary Europe, Oxford Brookes University, July 6-8 2006
Paper title: Artists or Prostitutes: the image of the dancer in Raja Amari's Satin Rouge, Fatih Akin's Head On and Mira Nair's Vanity Fair'