Maggie Parke

Maggie Parke

Maggie Parke

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 Hypable.com, 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 maggieparke.com.

Upcoming Courses

ID Course Name Duration Start Date
LITC 5306 Classical Myths and Legends 12 weeks January 13, 2020

Other Courses

ID Course Name Duration Start Date
LITD 5307 The Inklings and King Arthur 12 Weeks May 6, 2019
LITB 5306 Literary Copernicus: The Cosmic Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft 12 Weeks January 14, 2019
LITB 5302 Science Fiction, Part II 12 Weeks August 27, 2018
LITB 5301 Science Fiction, Part I 12 Weeks May 7, 2018

Other Events

ID Event Name Duration Start Date
Mythgard Movie Club: Camelot 2 Hours August 8, 2019
Thesis Theater with Stephen Wiseheart 1 Hours July 19, 2019
Tolkien Biopic Discussion 0 Hours May 19, 2019
Tolkien Biopic Trailer Discussion 2 1 Hours March 8, 2019
Tolkien Biopic Trailer Discussion 1 Hours February 19, 2019
Summer 2018 Preceptor Roundtable 1 Hours April 25, 2018