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Julie Thompson

Burman University
Assistant Professor
Julie Thompson is an assistant professor of English at Burman University in Alberta, Canada. She specializes in Shakespeare, British literature, theatre, and film adaptation. She holds an MA degree in women and gender studies from Saint Mary’s University in Nova Scotia, Canada, focusing on Shakespeare and early modern drama, and a BA in English from Crandall University in New Brunswick, Canada. Her research interests include Shakespeare, gender studies, popular culture, adaptation, psychoanalytic theory, autobiographical theory, and feminist literary criticism. Ms. Thompson has presented at national and international conferences, including the 2019 and 2022 PCA/ACA Conferences and the 2023 Association of Adaptation Studies Conference in Birmingham, England. Her recent publications include the forthcoming chapter “‘I Burn For You’: Bridgerton, Healthy Dissociation, and a COVID Holiday” and the article “‘Not for an age, but for all time’: Autobiography and a Re-origin of Shakespeare in Canada”.