Senior Media Studies Lecturer, Swinburne University of Technology

Dr. Liam Burke is a senior media studies lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology, where he also serves as the Course Director of Media. His research interests include Comic Books, Cinema, Adaptation Studies, and Irish Culture. Liam is a Chief Investigator with the Superheroes & Me research team, which will hold its first symposium at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) on December 8-9, 2016. His most recent book, The Comic Book Film Adaptation: Exploring Modern Hollywood's Leading Genre, was published in April 2015. Past publications include articles in the journals Participations, Adaptation, and Estudios Irlandeses, as well as the book Superhero Movies and the edited collection Fan Phenomena Batman. His current research project, “New Media, Aging, and Migration”, considers how older Irish people in Melbourne make use of social media. Prior to earning a PhD in film studies from the National University of Ireland, Galway, Liam worked for a number of arts organisations and festivals, including the Irish Film & Television Academy. He was the lead researcher and programmer of the inaugural John Ford Ireland Film Symposium. Liam is a regular media commentator in Ireland and Australia.
Twitter: @burkeliam


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    Media Studies Lecturer, Swinburne University of Technology