Class of '63 Scholar in Residence
& Pemberton Visiting Scholar

Dr. Andrew Watts (University of Birmingham, UK)

Dr. Andrew WattsTitle: "Balzac and the 'Survival of the Fittest': Adaptation, Evolutionary Theory, and La Peau de Chagrin on Screen"

When: Canceled

Where: Northen Auditorium

Description: Author and editor of seven books, including numerous articles and chapters, Dr. Watts specializes in nineteenth-century French literature, and most notably, Honoré de Balzac. His current research delves into adaptations of canonical French literature in multimedia formats such as radio, television, film, and translations. His most recently published book is entitled: The History of French Literature on Film (Griffiths & Watts, Bloomsbury, 2020), which constitutes a continued collaboration from their prior book: Adapting Nineteenth-Century France: Literature in Film, Theater, Television, Radio, and Print (U of Wales Press, 2013).

Sponsored By: Office of the Provost, Dean of the College, Center for International Education, Romance Languages, English