Maggie Parke

Maggie Parke

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 Parke earned her Ph.D. in Film and Digital Media from Bangor University, Wales UK, with her specialty in the Creative Industries. She focused on the adaptation processes of event films and fan management (Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, The Hunger Games, Twilight, His 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, while also working at Bangor University promoting and enabling International Education. She has been published in The Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds (2009), co-edited a book of Critical Essays on Twilight, published by McMillan (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 forward and was interviewed about her work on Twilight in their Twilight edition (2016). She is currently writing a book on her Ph.D. work that is not super-dry academic speak. Her website is maggieparke.com.

Events

IDEvent NameDurationStart Date
Summer 2018 Preceptor RoundtableFull DayApril 25, 2018

Courses

IDCourse NameDurationStart Date
LITB 5306Literary Copernicus: The Cosmic Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft12 WeeksJanuary 14, 2019
LITB 5302Science Fiction, Part II12 WeeksAugust 27, 2018
LITB 5301Science Fiction, Part I12 WeeksMay 7, 2018