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Literature/Film Quarterly is the longest standing international journal devoted to the study of adaptation.  Founded in 1973 by Jim Welsh and Tom Erskine, the journal has for over thirty-five years served as a forum for scholars and writers to discuss, debate, and articulate various ways of conceptualizing adaptation, whether in the more traditional considerations of transforming fiction and drama into film or in the more recent reflections on intertextuality, adaptation theory, and other related concerns.  In the past, the journal has featured interviews with some of the most important directors in cinema, such as Frank Capra, Billy Wilder, Federico Fellini, Robert Altman, and Alain Robbe-Grillet, and contributors over the years have included established writers and critics such as Warren French, Harry T. Moore, Bruce Kawin, Thomas Leitch, Brian McFarlane, James Naremore, Thomas Schatz, and Herman G. Weinberg; Shakespeareans R. H. Ball, Normand Berlin, Jack J. Jorgens, Michael Mullin, Kenneth S. Rothwell, and Bernice W. Kliman; and the authors of a number of film appreciation textbooks, such as Louis D. Giannetti, James Monaco, Charles Eidsvik, Morris Beja, James F. Scott, Thomas Sobchack, and Vivian Sobchack.

 

LFQ circulates coast-to-coast in the United States and Canada and has many subscribers, both institutions and individuals, in nearly thirty foreign countries beyond North America. The journal is indexed in the International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) in its International Index to Film Periodicals, by Film Literature Index, and by the annual PMLA Bibliography; it is also represented in Abstracts of English Studies, The Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature, and The Humanities Index.

 

Literature/Film Quarterly is edited and published at Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland, U.S.A.