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 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, 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.
|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|
|ID||Event Name||Duration||Start Date|
|Tales in the Dark: A Samhain Romp||1 Hours||October 31, 2021|
|Mythgard Movie Club: The Green Knight||1 Hours||October 19, 2021|
|Open Class: Adaptations and Fandoms||1 Hours||October 5, 2020|
|Roundtable on Fall 2020 Courses||1 Hours||August 14, 2020|
|Thesis Theater: Christopher Hawkins – #MeToo, Medusa: The Power of Narrative on Western Society||1 Hours||April 28, 2020|
|Signum Symposium: Roundtable on Summer 2020 Courses||1 Hours||April 21, 2020|
|Mythgard Movie Club: Camelot||2 Hours||August 8, 2019|
|Thesis Theater: Stephen Wiseheart – Textual Raiders: Fan Remediation and Indiana Jones’ Grail Diary||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|