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Daniel Varndell is Programme Leader and Senior Lecturer in English Literature. He is a critical and cultural theorist in English Literature, with strong links to Film studies. His first book, Hollywood Remakes, Deleuze and the Grandfather Paradox (2014), looks philosophically at repetition and difference in Hollywood remakes, sequels and reboots. He is currently working on a new monograph on the subject of faith and faithfulness in literary adaptations and visual culture. 

Areas of expertise

  • Contemporary literature and film
  • Film remakes and literary adaptations
  • Modernity and postmodernity
  • Theory, text and visual culture ​


  • Book chapter – '(Just Like) Starting Over : The Logic of the Break in Hal Hartley's Amateur' (forthcoming, 2016)
  • Research paper – 'His Heart's Home : Brody's "World" in Amity and Out at Sea' (delivered at the 'JAWS 40th Anniversary Symposium' at De Montfort University, Leicester, 2015)
  • Monograph – Hollywood Remakes, Deleuze and the Grandfather Paradox (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014)
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