Alistair Rolls is Associate Professor of French Studies at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He has written monographs on Boris Vian, French noir, fetishism and literary criticism, and the Série Noire. In addition, he has edited several books and journal issues on crime fiction, including on Agatha Christie. He is currently editing Criminal Moves: Modes of Mobility in Crime Fiction (Liverpool University Press) and the Cambridge Companion to World Crime Fiction (Cambridge University Press), both in collaboration with Jesper Gulddal (Newcastle, Australia) and Stewart King (Monash).
ArticlesIntroduction When a text is said to be re-appropriated, it is at times unclear to what extent this appropriation is secondary, repeated, new; certainly, the difference between a reiteration and an iteration has more to do with emphasis than any (re)duplication. And at a moment in the development of crime...Read more
Adapting to Loiterly Reading: Agatha Christie’s Original Adaptation of “The Witness for the Prosecution”ArticlesSarah Phelps’s screenplay The Witness for the Prosecution (2016) does more than simply rekindle interest in Agatha Christie’s original short story; rather, it points to its salvation. My understanding of adaptation follows...Read more