Writer, researcher, scholar, teacher.
Born in Philadelphia, Adam Abraham studied English at the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia, and the University of York. He then completed a doctoral degree at the University of Oxford, where he researched imitations, parodies, and plagiarisms of nineteenth-century novels. An early version of one chapter appeared in the March 2015 issue of Dickens Quarterly, and another chapter appeared in SEL Studies in English Literature in Autumn 2017. His new book, Plagiarizing the Victorian Novel: Imitation, Parody, Aftertext, was published by Cambridge University Press. He has presented work at conferences in Oxford, Cambridge, Nottingham, Kent, York, Dublin, and California.
In addition to his research on the Victorian era, Abraham has written on Hollywood film and animation. Wesleyan University Press published his first book, When Magoo Flew: The Rise and Fall of Animation Studio UPA, which garnered press coverage and reviews in the Los Angeles Times and the Wall Street Journal. This book charts the achievements of the 1950s studio that challenged the reigning Walt Disney aesthetic. Since the book’s publication, Abraham has consulted on a number of film-history projects, including a PBS documentary on Walt Disney.
As a creative writer, he developed film and television projects for Warner Bros., New Line Cinema, and Comedy Central. He has taught at New York University, Oxford, Virginia Commonwealth University, and
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