The Legacy of Superhero Film Serials: Early Adaptations, Crude Licensing Agreements, and the Case of Republic Pictures’ ‘Captain America’ (1944)

Presentation at the Superheroes Beyond Conference, convened by the ARC-supported research group Superheroes & Me and hosted by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne, Australia — 6–8 December, 2018. Continue reading The Legacy of Superhero Film Serials: Early Adaptations, Crude Licensing Agreements, and the Case of Republic Pictures’ ‘Captain America’ (1944)

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The Franchise Economy: Commercial Longevity and Poetic Utility in Contemporary Hollywood

Presentation at the 2018 Screen Studies Association of Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand (SSAAANZ) conference, hosted by the School of Media, Film and Journalism at Monash University, Caulfield. Continue reading The Franchise Economy: Commercial Longevity and Poetic Utility in Contemporary Hollywood