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Betti Bodi

PhD Film and Television Studies, Faculty of Arts


Research Summary

Current Status

PhD (full-time) - currently registered

Research Topic

Theorising Skills in Video Games and Industry Practices

Research Summary

My research examines how we can categorize the skills brought to and developed through gaming; and how the video game industry conceptualises these skillsets. It explores how producer conceptions of audiences' skillsets affect video game texts, production, publishing and distribution.

Research Interests

  • Interactivity and Agency
  • Digital and Media Literacies
  • Video Games
  • Media Industry Studies
  • Genre Theory
  • Interactive Storytelling
  • Graphic Narratives

Research Supervisors

  • Dr Liz Evans
  • Prof Roberta Pearson

Primary Funding Source

Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for Research Excellence

Research Institutes, Centres and/or Research Clusters Memberships

Digital Culture Research Network (DCRN), University of Nottingham

Conference Papers & Presentations

  • Theorising Skills in Video Games and Industry Practices, CLAS Symposium, Nottingham, May 2017
  • Fairy Tales Rebooted: Breaking Habits in Bill Willingham's Fables and Telltale Games' The Wolf Among Us, Cultural Crossings, Vienna, June 2015
  • I am Superhero! Transmedial Metareference in Watchmen, I Am Graphic Novel! Special Conference Stream within The Graphic Novel Project, Dubrovnik, May 2015

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