About

ECR based at UWA. Lover of all things Shakespearean.

I work for the ARC Centre for Excellence for the History of Emotions (1100-1800) 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., as the editorial assistant for the academic journal Parergon, and for the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at The University of Western Australia in both research and administrative roles.

 

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. Playfulness in Shakespeare Adaptations (Under contract with Routledge).
·         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): 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 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. (Under contract with Routledge).

·         Marina Gerzic. ““I wish the bastards dead”: Adapting Richard III in Children’s Literature.” Playfulness in Shakespearean Adaptations. Eds. Marina Gerzic and Aidan Norrie. (Under contract with Routledge).
·         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.


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



2019    Perth Medieval and Renaissance Group, Invited Lecture, mid-2019: “Broadcasting the political body: Rupert Goold’s Richard III”
2019     UWA CMEMS/Lund University Seminar, The University of Western Australia, mid-2019: “Broadcasting the political body: Rupert Goold’s Richard III
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.

Memberships

2018–present     Australian Reception Network (ARN)

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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