About

Early Career Researcher based at The University of Western Australia.

I work for the ARC Centre for Excellence for the History of Emotions as its National Administrative Officer. I also work as the Executive Administrator for the Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies Inc., and as the editorial assistant for the academic journal Parergon.

My 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.

Publications

Journal Special Issues
Anna Blackwell and Marina Gerzic, eds. “Royal Bodies in Shakespearean Adaptations on Screen”, special issue of Shakespeare Bulletin 39.1 (forthcoming).

Edited Collections

Marina Gerzic and Aidan Norrie, eds. From Medievalism to Early-Modernism: Adapting the English Past. Paperback edition (Routledge, 2020). https://www.routledge.com/From-Medievalism-to-Early-Modernism-Adapting-the-English-Past/Gerzic-Norrie/p/book/9780367664725

Marina Gerzic and Aidan Norrie, eds. Playfulness in Shakespeare Adaptations (Routledge, 2020). https://www.routledge.com/Playfulness-in-Shakespearean-Adaptations-1st-Edition/Gerzic-Norrie/p/book/9780367256463

Marina Gerzic and Aidan Norrie, eds. From Medievalism to Early-Modernism: Adapting the English Past (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. “Broadcasting the Political Body: Richard III, #Brexit and #Libspill.” “Royal Bodies in Shakespearean Adaptations on Screen”, special issue of Shakespeare Bulletin 39.1 (forthcoming).
 
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): 111–40. http://www.neovictorianstudies.com/issues/NVS%2011-1-5%20M-Gerzic%20and%20D-Dau.pdf
 
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 and Anna Quercia-Thomas. ‘Whose Shakespeare? #MAGA, social media, and the Alt-Right’. Shakespeare and anti-fandom. Eds. Kavita Mudan Finn and Jonathan Pope. In preparation.
 
Laura Collier and Marina Gerzic. “It’s [still] alive! Re-imagining Frankenstein on page and screen.” Routledge Companion to Global Literary Adaptation in the Twenty-First Century. Eds. Elizabeth Ho and Brandon Chua. (Routledge, forthcoming).
 

Marina Gerzic. ““I wish the bastards dead”: Adapting Richard III in Children’s Literature.” Playfulness in Shakespearean Adaptations. Eds. Marina Gerzic and Aidan Norrie. (Routledge, 2020): 56–74.

Marina Gerzic and Aidan Norrie. “Adapting the Man.” Playfulness in Shakespearean Adaptations. Eds. Marina Gerzic and Aidan Norrie. (Routledge, 2020): 157–59.

Marina Gerzic and Aidan Norrie. “Adapting the Plays.” Playfulness in Shakespearean Adaptations. Eds. Marina Gerzic and Aidan Norrie. (Routledge, 2020): 201–2.

Marina Gerzic and Aidan Norrie. ““Did Shakespeare really write this racy stuff?”: Irreverence and Play in Shakespearean Adaptations.” Playfulness in Shakespearean Adaptations. Eds. Marina Gerzic and Aidan Norrie. (Routledge, 2020): 1–16.

Marina Gerzic and Aidan Norrie. “Page to Stage / Stage to Page.” Playfulness in Shakespearean Adaptations. Eds. Marina Gerzic and Aidan Norrie. (Routledge, 2020): 17–20.

Marina Gerzic and Aidan Norrie. “Practising Shakespeare On Stage and Screen.” Playfulness in Shakespearean Adaptations. Eds. Marina Gerzic and Aidan Norrie. (Routledge, 2020): 111–12.

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. (Routledge, 2020): 409–19.

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 (Routledge, 2019): 188–206.

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. (Routledge, 2019): 1–18.

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 (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. “Michael Hicks. Richard III: The Self-Made King (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2019).” Royal Studies Journal 7.2 (2020): 151–53.

Marina Gerzic. “Kathleen Forni, Beowulf’s Popular Afterlife in Literature, Comic Books, and Film (Routledge, 2018).” Parergon 37.1 (2020): 246–47.
Marina Gerzic. “Shiloh Carrol, Medievalism in A Song of Ice & Fire & Game of Thrones (D. S. Brewer, 2018).” Parergon 36.2 (2019): 204–5.
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): 194–96.
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. https://web.archive.org/web/20170324042746/http://hila-lumiere.blogspot.com/2012/08/my-favourite-book-marina-gerzic.html.
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.


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.

Memberships

2018–present     Australian Reception Network (ARN)
2017–present     Association of Adaptation Studies (AAS)
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)
2017–2021     Modern Language Association (MLA)

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