• Cassie Schifman
  • Cassie Schifman
  • Graduate Student
  • At Rutgers Since: 2023
  • Primary Areas of Specialization: Adaptation Studies, 20th & 21st Century Literature, Popular Culture and Fandom Studies
  • Field of Interest: Film, Gender & Sexuality, Twentieth Century, Twenty-first Century
  • About:

    Cassie Schifman works on adaptation studies and contemporary media with a focus on genre fiction, popular culture, and new digital texts. She is particularly interested in the overlap between adaptational strategies and questions of gender and sexuality, and she has written on topics from contemporary children's literature to the fanfiction afterlives of Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray and Richardson's Clarissa. For purely selfish reasons, she is also curious about the textual status of material items, crafting practices, and other atypical forms of literary engagement. 

  • Education: Brandeis University - B.A. in English