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 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.

Other Courses

ID Course Name Duration Start Date
LITC 5303 Folkloric Transformations: Vampires & Big Bad Wolves 12 weeks August 31, 2020
LITA 5308 Celtic Myth in Children’s Fantasy 12 Weeks May 4, 2020
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

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