Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY
Nicola Minott-Ahl is Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature and the Media and Society Program at Hobart & William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. She teaches and writes on Adaptation Studies and British and French Literature of the long nineteenth century. Her particular fields of interest include historical fiction and the connection between architecture and novels that develops in early to mid-nineteenth century England and post-Revolutionary France. Her interest in the close connection between the visual arts and the printed word led to her exploration of the problematic relationship between film adaptations and their source texts. She is the author of “Does Jane Austen Write Screenplays? Mansfield Park and the Dilemma of Jane Austen in Film,” forthcoming in the Quarterly Review of Film and Video, “Building Consensus: London, the Thames, and Collective Memory in the Novels of William Harrison Ainsworth,” and “Dystopia in Vanity Fair: The Nightmare of Modern London” which appeared in the Literary London Journal in 2006 and 2009, respectively. Her book, The Architectural Novel: How William Ainsworth, Victor Hugo, and Alexandre Dumas Constructed the National Identities of 19th Century England and France is forthcoming from the Sussex Academic Press.
Essays in Partial Answers
Nation/Building : Hugo’s Notre-Dame de Paris and the Novelist as Post-Revolutionary Historian
Volume 10, Issue 2, August 2011
Literature and the State