English and Creative Writing

Carol Dole posing outside
Carol Dole posing outside

Carol Dole

Dr. Carol Dole teaches courses in British literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as making connections with American, Russian, French, and German literatures. Her favorite novels are from the nineteenth century; she is always eager to talk with students about Jane Austen, the Brontës, George Eliot, or Thomas Hardy. She is also very interested in movies, and regularly teaches in the Film Studies program. Her scholarship on film adaptation provides a way to bring together her two principal teaching interests, the novel and film. She has also written several essays analyzing portrayals of women on screen.




  • B.A., Manhattanville College
  • M.A., Louisiana State University
  • Ph.D., Cornell University


  • Austen and the Brontes
  • Introduction to Film Studies
  • Adapting Literature to Film
  • British Novel

Research Interests

  • Adaptation
  • Portrayals of women in media

Recent Work

“Bishops, Knights, and Pawns: ‘Mad Men’ and Narrative Strategy,” in Mad Men, Women and Children: Gender and Generation in ‘Mad Men’ (Lexington Books, 2012).

“Jane Austen and Mud: ‘Pride and Prejudice’ (2005), British Realism, and the Heritage Film,” in Persuasions Online 27.2 (2007).

“The Return of Pink: ‘Legally Blonde,’ third-wave feminism, and having it all,” in Chick Flicks: Contemporary Women at the Movies (Routledge, 2007).