Maggie Parke

Maggie Parke

Maggie Parke

Mythgard Institute Director; Lecturer; Preceptor;

Maggie Parke earned her Ph.D. in Film and Digital Media from Bangor University, Wales UK, with her specialty in the Creative Industries.

Maggie focused on the adaptation processes of event films and fan management (Harry PotterThe Lord of the RingsThe Hunger GamesTwilightHis Dark Materials, Narnia, etc.), and her research included working on the sets of Twilight (2008), Captain America (2009), and on the Academy Award shortlisted short, Love at First Sight (2010). She also investigated the gaming industry, researching with Turbine Inc. on The Lord of the Rings Online (LOTRO) and DC Comic’s Infinite Crisis.

She currently works in both education and the film industry, developing projects, editing scripts, and consulting on fan management, teaching at Signum University and CAPA University (London), while also working at Universities Wales promoting and enabling International Education in Wales. She has been published in The Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds (2009), co-edited a book of Critical Essays on Twilight (McFarland 2011), writes for, has a chapter on ‘Utilising Fans in the Adaptation Process of The Lord of the Rings’ (2015) in Intellect Publishing’s Fan Phenomena series, and has written the foreword and was interviewed in their Twilight edition (2016). She is currently working on a book of her Ph.D. research, with the goal for it to be accessible and interesting: not super-dry academic speak. Her website is

Upcoming Courses

IDCourse NameDurationStart Date
LITB 5301Science Fiction Part I12 WeeksJanuary 10, 2022

Other Courses

IDCourse NameDurationStart Date
LITC 5303Folkloric Transformations: Vampires & Big Bad Wolves12 weeksAugust 31, 2020
LITA 5308Celtic Myth in Children’s Fantasy12 WeeksMay 4, 2020
LITD 5307The Inklings and King Arthur12 WeeksMay 6, 2019
LITB 5306Literary Copernicus: The Cosmic Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft12 WeeksJanuary 14, 2019
LITB 5302Science Fiction, Part II12 WeeksAugust 27, 2018

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