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. The resulting book, Plagiarizing the Victorian Novel: Imitation, Parody, Aftertext, was published by
Cambridge University Press.
In addition to his research on the Victorian era, Abraham has written on popular culture. 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.
His new book, Attack of the Monster Musical, tells the complete story of the offbeat, Off-Broadway musical Little Shop of Horrors, from its origins as a low-budget Roger Corman film to its worldwide success in the 1980s and beyond. The book was published by Bloomsbury in September 2022.
As a creative writer, Abraham 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, Auburn University, and Cornell College.
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