Ana Daniela Coelho is a PhD candidate with an FCT funded project on Austen adaptations in the new millennium (SFRH/BD/103250/2014), under the supervision of Professors Alcinda Pinheiro de Sousa (Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal) and Deborah Cartmell (DeMonfort University, Leicester, UK). She is a researcher at the University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES), holds a degree in Modern Literatures and Languages, and concluded her MA in 2013, with a dissertation titled Pride and Prejudice in two adaptations for film and television. Besides adaptation, her research interests include fantasy fiction (literature and film), zombies and other undead fictional creatures and past/present dichotomies in postmodernity.
Postcolonial Literature, Interdisciplinary Adaptations, Australian and Canadian Literature, 20th Century Literature
Film, 20th/21st C German lit & culture, visual arts, adaptation
37th Annual West Indian Literature Conference 2018. University of Miami. October 5th 2018. “Digitalising ‘Wake Work’: The Adaptation of Marlon James’ The Book of Night Women into Virtual Reality”.
MPhil Literatures in English Candidate (2017- Present) Current Research: A Narratological Study of the Adaptation of Caribbean Literary Texts into Film and Virtual Reality
Profession, Adaptation Studies, Romanticism, Victorian, Gothic, Gender Studies, Comics and Graphic Novels, Cultural Studies, Film, Theater History, Comparative Media
Early modern literature and religion, sermons, Shakespeare, adaptation, women’s writing
My focus is on the development of modern research methods and discourses within US pop cultural and social history. My intention as a historian is to bring education and inclusion to the forefront of academia and narratives of adaptive education as well. I want to promote positive and inclusive spheres of education that allow for a multitude of voices to provide their experiences when discussing traditional historic discourses. I also hope to promote ideas of adaptive education that strengthen the positions of those with disabilities in academia and public life. I view adaptive technology as the way forward for those who are relegated to othered and marginalized positions by traditional and non-adaptive approaches. Through my work, I want to challenge the boundaries of US cultural history and perceptions of popular culture as a mechanism for understanding minorities within the United States and Canada and their role in influencing positive change within long standing institutions, both public and private. Focus on history as a more public discourse.
18th- and 19th-century British fiction, drama, and popular culture
rhetoric and composition
film especially 1939-1950 American film, text-to-film adaptation studies, reception studies, history of the novel, 18th and 19th century British literature, Shakespeare, poetry, etymology, psychological analysis of literature and film
Comics and Graphic Narratives; Word and Image Studies; Cultural and Media Studies; Children’s and Youth Culture and Literature; Science Fiction and Fantasy; Narrative Theory; Adaptation; Genre Theory; Folktales and Fairy Tales.