About

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.

Education

2009     Ph.D. in English and Cultural Studies The University of Western Australia. Supervised by Winthrop Professor R. S. White

Publications

Edited Collections Marina Gerzic and Aidan Norrie, eds. From Medievalism to Early-Modernism: Adapting the English Past [Forthcoming Routledge 2018]  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. [Forthcoming 2018] Marina Gerzic. “When Dylan met the Bard: Fragments of screen (sound) in Michael Almereyda’s Hamlet.” Cerae 2 (2015). Marina Gerzic and Helen Balfour. “Haunting Emotions: Visualizing Hamlet’s melancholy for students in two recent graphic novel adaptations.” Borrowers and Lenders 9, no. 2 (Fall/Winter, 2015). Contributions to Specialist 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. Book Chapters 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 [Forthcoming 2018] 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 [Forthcoming 2018] 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 [Forthcoming 2018] 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. pp. 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. pp. 237–52.

Projects

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

February 2018 “I wish the bastards dead: Adapting Richard III in Children’s Literature” Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association (ANZSA) biennial conference: ‘Shakespeare at Play’ The University of Melbourne, Australia. April 2018 “I wish the bastards dead: Adapting Richard III in Children’s Literature” ARC Centre for Excellence for the History of Emotions sponsored symposium: ‘Emotional Discourses in Children’s Literature’ The University of Western Australia, Australia

Memberships

Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (ANZAMEMS) Australian and New Zealand Shakespeare Association (ANZSA) Modern Language Association (MLA) Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group (PMRG)

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