The Thomas Erskine Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Adaptation Studies was created in 2011 to honor the memory of Thomas Erskine, who, along with James Welsh, co-founded Literature/Film Quarterly in 1973. Past winners of the award include, in 2012, Kyle Miekle’s “Rematerializing Adaptation Theory” and Nemanja Protic’s “Where is the Bawdy? Falstaffian Politics in Gus Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho,” and in 2013, Sarah Berry’s “Rethinking Intertitles: The Voice and Temporality of Lyric Intertitles in The Cry of the Children.”
Currently, the journal is converting to a fully online, open-access format, and until such time as the journal is fully operational again, the Erskine Award will be on hiatus. Graduate students, however, who wish to submit their work to us for peer-reviewed publication should do so; many practicing scholars in the field had some of their first work published with our journal, and we have continued that tradition established by Thomas Erskine and James Welsh of supporting and encouraging scholars new to the field, whose voices intermingle in our pages with well-established adaptation experts.
Questions about publication or about when the award will resume can be directed to our email address, litfilmquart [at] salisbury [dot] edu