Job: PhD Candidate / Part-time Lecturer
School/department: Leicester Media School
Research group(s): Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre
Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, United Kingdom
T: +44 (0) 116 255 1551
Social Media: twitter.com/cassie_lb
Cassie Brummitt is a PhD candidate and part-time lecturer at De Montfort University, part of the Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre within the Leicester Media School. Her research focuses on contemporary blockbuster franchising across British and American contexts, with a particular focus on the Harry Potter franchise and the role of media paratexts in shaping and developing the brand. As a result of her transmedial approach, Cassie looks at a wide variety of texts, experiences and extratextual materials, including but not limited to websites, theme parks, plays, promotional materials, exhibitions and adaptations.
In 2016, Cassie published ‘Pottermore: Transmedia Storytelling and Authorship in Harry Potter’ in peer-reviewed journal The Midwest Quarterly (2016). She also gave a lecture on J.K. Rowling’s brand guardianship for the Popular Culture Lecture Series at the University of Nottingham (2016). Cassie teaches on undergraduate modules in the Film Studies course, including ‘Film and New Media’ and ‘Disney’.
Centre for Adaptations
Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre
Popular culture – cinema, television, literature, entertainment
Film and television history
Film and new media
Contemporary Hollywood film industry
MA English Literature (University of Nottingham)
BA Jt. Hons. English Studies and History (University of Nottingham)
FILM1402: Film and New Media
Association of Adaptation Studies (2015-16)
British Association for Film, Television and Screen Studies (2015-16)
Association of Adaptation Studies annual conference, September 2015, London, England. “Paratexts of Harry Potter: Pottermore and virtual adaptation”, conference paper.
Popular Culture Lecture Series, May 2016, Nottingham, England. “From author to authority: J.K. Rowling and brand guardianship in Harry Potter”, 60-minute lecture.
Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre postgraduate conference, June 2016, Leicester, England. “Pottermore: The Production of a Digital Adaptation”, conference paper.
Brummitt, C. (2016) ‘Pottermore: Transmedia Storytelling and Authorship in Harry Potter', The Midwest Quarterly, vol. 4, Winter, pp. 110-129.
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