Dr Yvonne Griggs
Lecturer in Media and Communications - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Phone: +61 2 6773 2644
Dr Yvonne Griggs joined the University of New England in 2013 as a Lecturer in Media and Communications. Prior to this, she was a Senior Lecturer in English at De Montfort University where she was an active research member of the university's Centre for Adaptations, and recipient of the Vice Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award (2011).
She specialises in adaptation studies and has published monographs, articles and chapters in edited collections in her specific research area, the most recent publications being Adaptable TV: Rewiring the Text (monograph, Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), ‘Reconfiguring Urban Landscapes: the Global Spread of Nordic Noir TV’ in The Routledge Companion to Adaptation (chapter in edited collection, 2018), and The Bloomsbury Introduction to Adaptation Studies: Adapting the Canon in Film, TV, Novels and Popular Culture(monograph, 2017). At present she is working on a chapter (‘The Beautiful Lie: Radical Recalibration and Nationhood’) for an Edinburgh University Press edited collection titled Adaptation and Nation: Screen Cultures in National, Post-National and Transnational Contexts (Forthcoming, 2019).
Dr Griggs is interested in supervising postgraduate students whose research areas include any of the above; her current research focuses in particular on the adaptation of neo-Victorian narratives, Nordic Noir on screen, and TV adaptations.
PhD in Film, Creative Writing and English; Masters in Film & Fiction; BA Hons in English
TV and adaptation
Nordic Noir on Screen
Shakespeare on Screen
Adaptable TV: Rewiring the Text (forthcoming monograph, published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
‘Reconfiguring Urban Landscapes: the Global Spread of Nordic Noir TV’ in The Routledge Companion to Adaptation Studies (forthcoming edited collection published by Routledge, 2018)
The Bloomsbury Introduction to Adaptation Studies : Adapting the Canon in Film, TV, Novels and Popular Culture (monograph published by Bloomsbury, 2017)
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)
'Writing for the Movies: Writing and Screening Atonement' in A Companion to Literature, Film and Adaptation, Wiley Blackwell, October 2012
'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
“Reconfiguring Urban Landscapes: the Global Spread of Nordic Noir TV” (in The Routledge Companion to Adaptation Studies, Feb. 2018)
“My Memory of Myself: An Angel at my Table as Biopic” (in A Companion to the Biopic, Wiley Blackwell, 2018)
Adaptable TV: Rewiring the Text (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
Yvonne was recently appointed to the editorial board of Literature Film Quarterly, and is a peer reviewer for the journal Adaptation.
- Reconfiguring Nordic Noir (10th Annual Association of Adaptation Studies International Conference, Trinity House, London, 2015)
- Conference Organiser: Dickens on Screen (International event), DMU, Feb. 2013, with guest speakers Michael Eaton and Andrew Davies
- 'Adapting' the Victorians: Creative Pathways into the Study of Neo-Victorian Metafiction on Screen (7th Annual Association of Adaptation Studies International Conference in York, September 2012)
- Guest Speaker, Higher Education Academy (English Subject Centre: Teaching Adaptations), York University, May 2011
- London Screenwriters' Festival (2010)
- 'Dogmatic Shakespeares' (3rd Annual Association of Adaptation Studies International Conference in Amsterdam in September, 2008)
- Chair of panel (Shakespeare on Screen/ Screenwriting) at 4th Annual Association of Adaptation Studies International Conference, British Film Institute in London, September, 2009