The Writer on Film

Screening Literary Authorship

  • Judith Buchanan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-2
  2. Introduction

    1. Judith Buchanan
      Pages 3-32
  3. Cinema’s Versions and Uses of Literary Lives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Gendered Authorship I

    3. Gendered Authorship II

    4. Romantic Authorship

    5. Authorship Iconized, Metonymized, Debunked

    6. Authorship Commercialized

      1. Andrew Higson
        Pages 106-120
  4. Cinema’s Authorial Proxies and Fictional Authors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Authorial Proxies I

      1. R. Barton Palmer
        Pages 137-150
    3. Authorial Proxies II

    4. Authorial Proxies III

    5. Architectures of Accreditation

    6. Fictional Writers on Screen I: Letters

    7. Fictional Writers on Screen II: Diaries

    8. Fictional Writers on Screen III: Plays and Factual Reports

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 236-270

About this book


Examining films about writers and acts of writing, The Writer on Film brilliantly refreshes some of the well-worn 'adaptation' debates by inviting film and literature to engage with each other trenchantly and anew – through acts of explicit configuration not adaptation.


Autorschaft cinema Figuration film Imagination Paratext structure

Editors and affiliations

  • Judith Buchanan
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of English and Related LiteratureUniversity of YorkUK
  2. 2.Humanities Research CentreUniversity of YorkUK

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