Szwydky, Lissette Lopez
Lissette López Szwydky received her Ph.D. in English and Women's Studies from Penn State University. Her dissertation, Adaptations: The London Stage as Entertainment Industry, 1790-1890, is an investigation of nineteenth-century theatrical dramatizations of novels and their impact in shaping each novel's reception history. She specializes in nineteenth-century literature (especially the gothic tradition), popular culture, and film adaptations. Her most recent publication is "Victor Hugo's Notre-Dame de Paris on the Nineteenth-Century London Stage" (European Romantic Review 21.4, 2010).