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Department of English
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
  • Science 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.
  • “The Tower or the Nursery? Paternal and Maternal Revisions of Hill House on Film.” Shirley Jackson, Influences and Confluences. Eds. Melanie R. Anderson and Lisa Kroger. New York: Routledge, 2016. 160-182.
  • “The Wonderful Worlds of Dickens and Disney: Animated Adaptations of Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol.” It’s the Disney Version! Popular Cinema and Literary Classics. Eds. Doug Brode and Shea T. Brode. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2016. 151-164.
  • “From Milton to Roddenberry: Structural Parallels Between Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Paradise Lost.” Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek: The Original Cast Adventures. Eds. Doug and Shea T. Brode. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. 25-38.
  • “Dickens from a Postmodern Perspective: Alfonso Cuaron’s Great Expectations for Generation X.” Dickens Adapted. Ed. John J. Glavin. Farnham, England: Ashgate, 2012. 199-222.
  • “‘Please Sir, I Want Some More’: Clive Donner’s Marxist Adaptation of Oliver Twist.” Literature/Film Quarterly. 48.4 (2010): 254-268.
  • “The Gin Epidemic: Gin Distribution as a Means of Control and Profit in Dickens’s Early Nonfiction and Oliver Twist.” Dickens Studies Annual36 (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
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