'Of Mystery, Manners and Harper Lee' by Prof. Lesley Marx

Lesley Marx’s tertiary qualifications were all acquired at UCT. She taught in the English department at UCT from 1979-2002, serving as Head of Department from 1997-2000. She then served as a Deputy Dean in the new Faculty of Humanities and established the Centre for Film and Media Studies in 2003. She has published a monograph on American author, John Hawkes, and essays in the fields of film studies, adaptation and cultural studies. Her recent teaching, research and publications centre mostly, but not exclusively, on American and South African film and adaptation studies.