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Dr Yvonne Griggs

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Art, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Humanities

Research group(s): Centre for Adaptations

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, UK, LE1 9BH

T: +44 (0)116 257 7198

E: ygriggs@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/humanities

 

Personal profile

Dr Griggs' research focuses on the following areas:

  • Adaptation studies
  • Screenwriting
  • Shakespeare on screen
  • Neo-Victorian metafiction

Publications and outputs 

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Key research outputs

Monograph:

Screen Adaptations: Shakespeare’s King Lear – a close study of the relationship between text and film (monograph published by Methuen Drama, Film and Media, October, 2009; also available in e-book format, and as part of two digital online collections - Drama Online and Bloomsbury Public Library Online)

Journal articles:

‘Dogmatic Shakespeares: a “recognition of ghostly presences” in Thomas Vinterberg’s Festen and Kristian Levring’s The King is Alive,’  The Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance, 2.2, 2009

‘On the Road: Reclaiming Korol Lir,’ Literature/ Film Quarterly, 37.2, 2009

‘ “Humanity must perforce prey upon itself like monsters of the deep”: King Lear and the Urban Gangster Movie,’ Adaptation, 1.2, 2008

Ran: Chaos on the ‘Western’ Frontier,’ The Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance, 1.2, 2008

King Lear as Western Elegy,’ Literature/ Film Quarterly, 35.2, 2007

‘ “All our lives we, looked out for each other the way that motherless children tend to do”: King Lear as Melodrama,’ Literature/ Film Quarterly, 35.2, 2007

Forthcoming Publications

Chapter in edited collection

‘Writing for the Movies: Writing & Screening Atonement’ due for publication in an edited collection of essays focusing on screen adaptations (A Companion to Literature, Film and Adaptation, Wiley Blackwell, October 2012).

Monograph

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Adaptation Studies due for publication in Sept. 2013 (Continuum/ Bloomsbury)

Research interests/expertise

  • Adaptation studies
  • Screenwriting
  • Shakespeare on screen
  • Neo-Victorian metafiction

Areas of teaching

  • Writing & Screening English
  • Rewriting Film & Literature
  • Studies in Literature & Film 

Qualifications

PhD in English/ Creative Writing/Film (awarded October 2007 by De Montfort University)

Masters in Film/Fiction (Distinction awarded February 2004 by De Montfort University). 

Advanced Skills Teacher Status (awarded in March 2002)

Graduate Teaching Diploma (awarded by Griffith University, Queensland in 1988)

BA Honours in English

Courses taught

  • ENGL 1009 Writing & Screening English
  • ENGL 2019 Rewriting Film & Literature
  • ENGL 3084 Studies in Literature & Film

Honours and awards

Vice Chancellor’s Teaching Excellence Award 2011

Forthcoming events

Paper to be presented at the 7th  Annual Association of Adaptation Studies International Conference in York, September 2012 (‘Adapting’ the Victorians: Creative Pathways into the Study of Neo-Victorian Metafiction on Screen).

Conference attendance

Guest Speaker at event organised by the Higher Education Academy (English Subject Centre: Teaching Adaptations), York University, May 2011 

London Screenwriters’ Festival in September 2010

Chair of panel (Shakespeare on Screen) at 4th Annual Association of Adaptation Studies International Conference  held at the British Film Institute in London in September, 2009

Chair of panel (Screenwriting) at 4th Annual Association of Adaptation Studies International Conference  held at the British Film Institute in London in September, 2009

Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Association of Adaptation Studies International Conference in Amsterdam in September, 2008 (‘Dogmatic Shakespeares’).

Consultancy work

External Advisor (University of Tasmania Teaching & Learning Funding application: ALTC grant titled 'Bridging the Gap:  Teaching Adaptations Across the Disciplines and Sharing Content for Curriculum Renewal')

External Examiner for Open University: Introduction to Shakespeare module (September 2009 to present).

Professional esteem indicators

 

Peer Reviewer for Adaptation
(Oct. 2008 to present)

Peer Reviewer for Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance
(Jan 2009 to present)

Peer Reviewer for Shakespeare
(Jan 2012 to present)

Guest Reviewer for Shakespeare
(6.2, 2010 & 7.4, 2011)

Case studies

Interviewed by The Independent on Sunday and quoted in resultant article, Jan. 2011 (issues related to film adaptations).

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