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Adaptations Digital Workshop

An online workshop hosted by Limina and The University of Western Australia

 

Image: Tatiana Shepeleva, Cyborg with human skull in his hand, shutterstock

Date: Friday 2 October 2020
Time: 1pm–5pm AWST (GMT+8)
Venue: Online via Zoom
Application deadline: 30 August 2020
Enquiries: liminajournal@gmail.com

Download a copy of the workshop flyer

 

Limina invites Honours students through to Early Career Researchers who are writing a paper for our postponed 'Adaptations in the Humanities' Conference to attend a digital workshop to help them explore literary adaptations and to develop their own research in this area. The afternoon will feature:

  • ‘Adaptations Research: then and now’ session with Professor Imelda Whelehen
  • Paper work-shopping sessions where you can ‘pitch’ your research in 5 minutes and receive constructive feedback
  • ‘F*ck Fidelity: Gender, Sexuality, and Adaptation' Studies’ session with Dr Tobi Evans and Dr Amanda Potter

To attend this workshop please send: your paper title, 150 word abstract of your working paper and short bio statement to: adaptationconference2020@gmail.com by 30 August 2020.

Please note: The workshop will be limited to a maximum of 15 participants and will require the use of Zoom.

Participants also have the opportunity to submit their paper for inclusion in the Limina ‘Adaptations’
Special Edition (2021): deadline 31 October 2020.

Speakers

Dr Tobi Evans (The University of Melbourne)

Tobi Evans is an associate lecturer in cultural studies at The University of Melbourne. Their first book, Violent Fantasies, is currently being revised for publication with Liverpool University Press. The monograph explores masculinity, violence, and the body in George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire and its television adaptation Game of Thrones. In addition, they have written extensively on gender in popular culture, most recently publishing in Gothic Studies, The Journal of Literature, Languages, and Culture, and Fantastika. 

Dr Marina Gerzic (The University of Western Australia)

Marina Gerzic works at The University of Western Australia in administration roles for both the ARC Centre for Excellence for the History of Emotions (CHE) and the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies Inc. (ANZAMEMS), and is also the editorial assistant for the academic journals Parergon and Shakespeare Bulletin. She is the editor (with Aidan Norrie) of From Medievalism to Early-Modernism: Adapting the English Past (Routledge, 2019) and Playfulness in Shakespearean Adaptations (Routledge, 2020), and has published articles on film and adaptation theory, Shakespeare, pedagogy, cinematic music, cultural studies, science fiction, comics and graphic novels, and children’s literature. She also has a number of publications in press, including a special issue of Shakespeare Bulletin on ‘Royal Bodies in Shakespearean Adaptations on Screen’ (co-edited with Anna Blackwell, De Montfort University), as well as a co-authored chapter (with Laura Collier, UWA) on adaptations of Frankenstein included in the forthcoming Routledge Companion to Global Literary Adaptation in the Twenty-First Century collection. Marina’s current research project, Reimagining Richard III: From Bosworth to Shakespeare and Beyond examines the cultural afterlives of Richard III, and analyses how these works interpret and visually embody Richard and his disability. This project links the study of early modern dramatic literature, performance, reception and adaptation studies, with medievalism/early-modernism, and the study of medieval history, disability and royalty.

Dr Amanda Potter (Open University UK)

Amanda Potter is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Open University in the UK. Her main
research interest is public engagement with the classics, including viewer (or audience) reception of
the classics in popular film and television, and creative engagement with classical myth. She has
published material on shows such as Xena: Warrior Princess, Doctor Who, HBO’s Rome, and STARZ's Spartacus. Dr Potter also has an interest in classics and feminism, and receptions of classical myth and
literature focussing on female characters. 

Professor Imelda Whelehan (The University of Western Australia)

Imelda Whelehan is Dean of the Graduate Research School at The University of Western Australia. She has also been Dean HDR at ANU, Pro Vice-Chancellor Research Traing at the University of Tasmania, and Head of Research and Co-Director of the Centre for Adaptations at De Montfort University, UK. She has published widely on feminism, popular culture and adaptation studies and is co-editor and co-founder of the journal Adaptation (Oxford, 2008–current). She was co-Director of the Centre for Adaptation Studies at De Montfort University, UK and co-founded the Association of Adaptation Studies, which hosts an annual international conference.  Publications include, Modern Feminist Thought (1995), co-ed Pulping Fictions (1996), co-ed Trash Aesthetics (1997), co-ed, Sisterhoods (1998), co-ed Alien Identities (1999), With D. Cartmell, Adaptations: from Text to Screen, Screen to Text (1999), co-ed. Classics in Film and Fiction (2000), Overloaded: Popular Culture and the Future of Feminism (2000), With D. Cartmell and I.Q. Hunter,  Retrovisions (2001), Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary (2002), The Feminist Bestseller (2005), with Deborah Cartmell, The Cambridge Companion to Literature on Screen (2007), With Deborah Cartmell, Screen Adaptation: Impure Cinema (2010), with Jane Pilcher, Key Concepts in Gender Studies (2017), with Joel Gwynne,  Ageing, Popular Culture and Contemporary Feminism (2014), with Deborah Cartmell, Teaching Adaptations (2014), with Meredith Nash, Reading Lena Dunham’s Girls (2017), and Postwar Hollywood Adaptations 1946–1959 (forthcoming, Bloomsbury).