Kayley Thomas is a PhD candidate and instructor in the Department of English at the University of Florida, where she studies Victorian literature and culture. She earned her MA in Film and Media Studies at the University of Florida and also has a MA in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University.

Her research interests run the gamut from nineteenth century detective fiction to contemporary film and television, often finding a common ground in her work in adaptation studies. She will have two essays featured in the forthcoming collection edited by Lynnette Porter, Sherlock Holmes for the 21st Century: Essays on New Adaptions, to be released by McFarland in December 2012: “‘Bromance is So Passé’: Robert Downey, Jr.’s Queer Paratexts” and, co-written with UF colleague Francesca Marinaro, “‘Don’t Make People Into Heroes, John’: (Re/De)Constructing the Detective as Hero.”


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