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.
is edited and published at
Salisbury University in
Salisbury, Maryland, U.S.A.