University of Mississippi

Shari Hodges Holt


  • Ph.D., English, University of Mississippi (2000)
  • M.A., English, University of Memphis (1989)
  • B.A., (Honors), English, University of Memphis (1986)

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Film adaptations of literature
  • Nineteenth-century British novelists (particularly Dickens and Ouida)
  • Victorian Gothic and sensation fiction
  • Renaissance drama and Shakespeare on film

Selected Publications

  • Ouida the Phenomenon: Evolving Social, Political, and Gender Concerns in Her Fiction. (with Natalie Schroeder). Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2008.
  • “‘Please Sir, I Want Some More’: Clive Donner’s Marxist Adaptation of Oliver Twist.” Forthcoming in Literature/Film Quarterly.
  • “Dickens from a Postmodern Perspective: Alfonso Cuaron’s Great Expectations for Generation X.” Dickens Studies Annual 38 (2007): 69-92.
  • “The Gin Epidemic: Gin Distribution as a Means of Control and Profit in Dickens’s Early Nonfiction and Oliver Twist.” Dickens Studies Annual 36 (2005): 1-32.

Courses Taught

  • Freshman Composition
  • Advanced Composition
  • Professional Writing
  • Technical Writing (ESL)
  • Freshman Seminar in Gothic Literature
  • British Literature Survey (Romantic Period to the Present)
  • Victorian Novel
  • History of Literary Criticism
  • Contemporary Literary Theory
  • Major Authors of British Literature
  • Junior Seminar in Drama
  • Junior Seminar in Shakespeare
  • Senior Seminar in Charles Dickens
  • Popular Literature: Science Fiction
  • Introduction to Film
  • Film Adaptations of Literature

Rm 332, Desoto Campus, Southaven
Curriculum Vitae
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