Academic Publications

After three years of studying English Studies at the University of Bedfordshire, I decided to pursue post-graduate studies at DeMontfort University in Leicester. After completing my Master’s degree, I spent the next five years working towards a PhD in the field of Adaptations and, as part of that, published the following works. In the December … Continue reading Academic Publications

Interplay: Killer Heroes

Before I earned my PhD writing about adaptations of videogames, I studied towards a Master’s degree in the same subject only, for my Master’s dissertation, I wrote about adaptations of comic books and superheroes. As many of you are probably aware, movies based on the likes of DC Comics and Marvel Comics costume-clad crimefighters are … Continue reading Interplay: Killer Heroes

Interplay: Sonic Adventure

One of the great things about adaptations, and adaptation studies, is that they both: “[continue] to expand and become more inclusive […] it is increasingly difficult to determine a cohesive theory that accounts for the division between adaptation and other intertextual modes: allusions, plagiarisms, remakes, sequels, homages, mash-ups, appropriations, and the list goes on” (Dicecco, … Continue reading Interplay: Sonic Adventure

Interplay: Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball

Among many things, adaptations can be described as being: “An acknowledged transposition of a recognizable other work or works […] A creative and an interpretive act of appropriation/salvaging [or] An extended intertextual engagement with the adapted work”.(Hutcheon, 2006: 80) The great thing about adaptation is that it can be literally anything; it’s restricted only by … Continue reading Interplay: Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball