ECR based at UWA. Current ANZAMEMS Executive Administrator.
Lover of all things Shakespearean.

My current research project examines popular culture depictions of Richard III, and analyses how these works interpret and visually embody Richard and his disability.

My research explores and analyses the clash between Early Modern performance texts and youth culture/popular culture, in particular the appropriation of Shakespeare by youth culture/popular culture and the expropriation of youth culture in the manufacture and marketing of Shakespeare.

I have taught courses in Shakespeare, film adaptation, and Australian literature.

My doctoral work concerned millennial Shakespearean cinematic adaptations, specifically the intersection of Shakespeare and popular culture, as well as the function of music within these films.

As well as the analysis of film versions of Shakespeare, I am also interested in how Shakespeare is adapted in new media, such as music, advertising, television, graphic novels and children’s literature. In particular, I am interested at how Australian authors adapt Shakespeare for children via a variety of forms and genres.


2009     Ph.D. in English and Cultural Studies

The University of Western Australia.

Supervised by Winthrop Professor R. S. White


Edited Collections
·         Marina Gerzic and Aidan Norrie, eds. From Medievalism to Early-Modernism: Adapting the English Past (London: Routledge, 2019): https://www.routledge.com/From-Medievalism-to-Early-Modernism-Adapting-the-English-Past/Gerzic-Norrie/p/book/9781138366572
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
·         Marina Gerzic and Duc Dau. “‘I love her and, as to different, well, she’s a lizard’: Queer and Interspecies Relationships in Doctor Who.” Neo-Victorian Studies 11.1 (2018): Forthcoming.
·         Marina Gerzic. “When Dylan met the Bard: Fragments of screen (sound) in Michael Almereyda’s Hamlet.” Cerae 2 (2015), http://openjournals.arts.uwa.edu.au/index.php/cerae/article/view/46
·         Marina Gerzic and Helen Balfour. “Haunting Emotions: Visualizing Hamlet’s melancholy for students in two recent graphic novel adaptations.” Borrowers and Lenders 9.2 (Fall/Winter, 2015), http://www.borrowers.uga.edu/1611/show
Peer Reviewed Book Chapters
·         Marina Gerzic. “Determined to prove a villain? Appropriating Richard III’s Disability in Recent Graphic Novels and Comics.” Shakespeare and Global Appropriation. Eds. Christy Desmet, Sujata Iyengar, and Miriam Jacobson. (London; New York: Routledge, Forthcoming).
·         Marina Gerzic and Aidan Norrie. “Adapting the English Past: Medievalism and Early-Modernism.” From Medievalism to Early-Modernism: Adapting the English Past. Eds. Marina Gerzic and Aidan Norrie. (London: Routledge, 2019): 1-18.
·         Marina Gerzic. “Re-fashioning Richard III: Intertextuality, fandom, and the (mobile) body in The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses.From Medievalism to Early-Modernism: Adapting the English Past. Eds. Marina Gerzic and Aidan Norrie (London: Routledge, 2019): 188-206.
·         Marina Gerzic. “From Cabaret to Gladiator: Refiguring masculinity in Julie Taymor’s Titus.” From Medievalism to Early-Modernism: Adapting the English Past. Eds. Marina Gerzic and Aidan Norrie (London: Routledge, 2019): 82-98.
·         Marina Gerzic. “Just Shakespeare! Adapting Macbeth for children’s literature.” Locating Shakespeare in the Twenty-First Century. Eds. Gabrielle Malcolm and Kelli Marshall. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012. 64–80.
·         Marina Gerzic. “Reel life: Representing the human in Michael Almereyda’s Hamlet”. What is the Human? Australian Voices From the Humanities. Eds. Bob Hodge, Philippa Kelly, and Liam Semler. Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2012. 237–52.
Invited Contributions to Special Publications
·         Marina Gerzic. “Adaptation and Interpretation: Shakespeare and Teen Film in the Classroom”. Interpretations: Journal of the English Teachers Association Western Australia 50 (2016): 15–29.
Blog Posts
·         Marina Gerzic. “‘Richard III’ in Children’s Literature.” Histories Of Emotion: From Medieval Europe to Contemporary Australia, 6 April 2018, https://historiesofemotion.com/2018/04/06/richard-iii-in-childrens-literature
Book Reviews
·         Marina Gerzic. “Bettina Bildhauer and Chris Jones, The Middle Ages in the Modern World: Twenty-First Century Perspectives (Oxford University Press, 2017).” Parergon 35.2 (2018): 194–196.
·         Marina Gerzic. “Chris Bishop, Medievalist Comics and the American Century (University Press of Mississippi, 2017).” Parergon 35.1 (2018): 149–50.
·         Marina Gerzic. “Mirko Ilić and Steven Heller, Presenting Shakespeare: 1,100 Posters from around the World (Princeton Architectural Press, 2015).” Parergon 33.2 (2016): 152–54.
·         Marina Gerzic. “Ken Jackson, Shakespeare & Abraham (University of Notre Dame Press, 2015).” Parergon 33.1 (2016): 214–16.
·         Marina Gerzic. “Piero Boitani, The Gospel According to Shakespeare (University of Notre Dame Press, 2013).” Parergon 33.1 (2016): 262.
·         Marina Gerzic. “Peter Cochran, Small-Screen Shakespeare (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013).” Ceræ: an Australasian Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 2 (2015): 1–3.
·         Marina Gerzic. “Richard Burt and Julian Yates, What’s the Worst You Can Do to Shakespeare? (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).” Parergon 31.2 (2015): 148–49.
·         Marina Gerzic. “Michael A. LaCombe, Political Gastronomy: Food and Authority in the English Atlantic World (University of Pennsylvania Press 2012).” Parergon 31.1 (2014): 266–67.
·         Marina Gerzic. “Abigail Rokison, Shakespeare For Young People: Productions, Versions and Adaptations (Bloomsbury 2013).” Parergon 30.2 (2013): 227–28.
·         Marina Gerzic. “Erin Minear, Reverberating Song in Shakespeare and Milton: Language, Memory, and Musical Representation (Ashgate 2011).” Parergon 29.2 (2012): 289–90.
·         Marina Gerzic. “My Favourite Book.” Le Project D’Amour. August 30, 2012. <http://hila-lumiere.blogspot.com.au/2012/08/my-favourite-book-marina-gerzic.html&gt;.
·         Marina Gerzic. “Andreas Höfele, Stage, Stake, & Scaffold (Oxford University Press, 2011).” Parergon 29.1 (2012): 216–18.
·         Marina Gerzic. “Richard Burt, Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media (Palgrave, 2008).” Parergon 26.2 (2009): 166–68.


My current research project examines popular culture depictions of Richard III, and analyses how these works interpret and visually embody Richard and his disability.

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

2019     Panel Coordinator (with Jennifer Nicholson): “Rereading the Medieval and Early Modern”; “Language And Agency From Medieval To Early Modern.” Twelfth Biennial ANZAMEMS Conference, The University of Sydney, Australia, 2019.
2019     Seminar Coordinator (with Anna Blackwell): “The Royal Body in Cinematic Shakespearean Adaptations.” ‘Shakespeare on Screen in the Digital Era’: The Montpellier Congress, Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier, France, 2019.


2017–present     Association of Adaptation Studies (AAS)
2017–present     Modern Language Association (MLA)
2011–present     Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (ANZAMEMS)
2008–present     Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association (ANZSA)
2004–present     Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group (PMRG)

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