Mary H. Snyder

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This book puts forth an understanding of film analysis, literary analysis, and literature-to-film analysis, combined with a personal exploration from a novelist's perspective.

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PUBLISHED WORK AND RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Essay - "Adaptation in Theory and Practice: Mending the Imaginary Fence" - contributed to The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies, published by Oxford University Press in 2017, edited by Thomas Leitch. (The essay is Chapter 6 in the anthology.)



The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference 2014, 2016, 2017
Papers presented at PAMLA Conferences:

2017 - "Women Writing, and Filming, Women into History: A Zookeeper’s Wife
and Their Finest Hour and a Half/Their Finest"

2016 - "Adding Insult to Injury: A Modernized 'Anxiety of Authorship'
for Women Writers Incited by Male Dominance in Filmmaking"

2014 - "Literature-to-Film Adaptations: Pregnant with Possibilities"

Book published by Bloomsbury Publishing in 2011:


Analyzing Literature-to-Film Adaptations: A Novelist's Exploration and Guide
Analyzing Literature-to-Film Adaptations demonstrates a scholarly as well as personal exploration into film adaptation from a novelist’s perspective. The book comprises a study of literary creation combined with an examination of the process/product of adaptation. Included is the author’s attempts at collaboration with two different screenwriters, which initiates a journey to understand and identify the implications of literature-to-film adaptation and the complexities and problems it raises.

eBook published by Hyperink Press in 2011:


ARTICLES FOR THE CRESTIAD:

The following articles were published in an opinion column from 2007 to 2009 for the school newspaper at Cedar Crest College. Copies available upon request.


WOMEN IN THE NEWS Column, The Crestiad, 2007-2008

“Women in the Congo to Nicole O’Neill: Differing Degrees of Emotional Distress”
November 8, 2007

“The War on Iraq, or the War on Iraqis?”
November 29, 2007

“Punished for Serving One’s Country”
February 7, 2008

“Women in Sports, and Bathing Suits”
February 21, 2008

“The Lady Becomes a Woman”
March 27, 2008

“Another Shift in Thinking”
April 10, 2008

“Women Are Moving Up”
May 1, 2008


A FEMINIST PERSPECTIVE Column, The Crestiad, 2008-2009

“Being There for Our Teens”
September 18, 2008

“Women Know How to Make Good Decisions”
October 2, 2008

“This One’s for the Girls”
November 6, 2008

“Women Incorporated”
November 20, 2008