Welcome!

Welcome to the companion website for the Routledge new edition of Timothy Corrigan’s Film and Literature. This classic book functions as an accessible introduction to the history and theory of film and literature and also includes the key critical readings necessary for an understanding of this increasingly vibrant and popular area.

The new edition has been fully updated and is usefully separated into three sections: in the first section Timothy Corrigan guides readers through the history of film and literature to the present; the second section has expanded to reprint 28 key essays by leading theorists in the field including André Bazin, Linda Hutcheon and Robert Stam, as well as new essays by Timothy Corrigan and William Galperin; and the third section offers hands-on strategies and advice for students writing about film and literature.

The materials you will find on this site have been produced by Geoffrey A. Wright, Assistant Professor of English, Samford University, as an invaluable companion to the book itself.

What you will find on this website:

  • An Interactive Timeline of the relationship between film and literature, featuring a whole host of events stretching from the mid-nineteenth century through to the first decade of the twenty-first century. Each timeline event has an image, a text, discussion questions, a link to an online video clip, and a link to further online content.

    Perfectly complementing the book, the timeline is designed to cover the history of cinema with an emphasis on the relationship between film and literature. Each event in the timeline has been carefully selected to represent key works, directors, genres, literary sources, and time periods. The associated discussion questions all have two sections: one for basic questions and one for advanced questions. Whilst the basic questions focus on the video clip and the online content provided, the advanced questions draw on the entire film (not just the video clip), film theory, the literary sources to the featured works, the online content provided, other relevant films, and relevant references to Corrigan’s book. In this way, students and instructors have a wide range of resources and activities at their disposal.
  • An Extended filmography comprising all of the films that are featured in the timeline plus all of the ancillary films mentioned in the event texts. Other relevant films are also included for further study.
     
  • A Comprehensive bibliography consisting of two key sections. The first section provides the bibliographic information for all of the literary sources to the films featured in the timeline. The second section provides a list of recommended scholarly readings for each timeline event, with complete bibliographic information.
     
  • Examination copy: order an inspection copy of the book.