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Focus on Dr Rebecca Roach

This week’s blog focuses on Dr Rebecca Roach. Rebecca was a postdoctoral researcher on the Ego Media Project, and is now Lecturer in Contemporary Literature at the University of Birmingham. Her book Literature and the Rise of the Interview is available now from OUP. As someone who has always done

Focus on Dr Rachael Kent

This week we focus on Dr Rachael Kent’s work. Rachael – whose background is in media and communication studies – completed her PhD with the Ego Media team, and is now a teaching fellow in digital media and culture in the Department of Digital Humanities Self-tracking & health identity For

Time

Previously, we listed the themes the Ego Media team will cover in the essays in our digital publication. This week, we’re highlighting our work on Time. The lead author of this essay is Professor Clare Brant, and this post offers a brief outline of some of the questions the essay

Mixed Media Landscape with Slime: Notes on the Digital Games Research Association 2019 conference

Last month I visited Kyoto’s Ritsumeikan University for the 2019 Digital Games Research Association conference, where I gave two papers about my Ego Media research on videogames and life writing. But let’s not worry about my papers; let’s talk about the rat. Chequered and chunky, red of eye and pointy

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Focus on Mikka Lene Pers

This week we’re featuring Mikka Lene Pers’s work on the Ego-Media Project. Mikka – a clinical psychologist who has studied and practised narrative therapy – is completing her PhD, which focuses on the phenomenon of mummy vloggers. Mummy vloggers “Mummy vloggers,” Mikka explains, “are a genre of social media microcelebrity

Ludic Lives, Lewd Hacks and Digital Labour: Gameplay, Life Writing and Auto/Biography

On June 21st King’s played host to a symposium on ‘Indisciplinary Approaches to Digital Play’, which I helped KCL colleagues Feng Zhu, Stephanie James and Conor McKeown to organise. The idea was to structure the day around ‘provocations’ calibrated to spark cross-disciplinary conversation and debate. I’m not really the kind

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Social media & online communication: forms & practices

Previously, we listed the themes the Ego-Media team will cover in the essays in our digital publication. This week, we’re highlighting our work on forms and practices. From the outset, we saw forms and practices as interconnected: how we post and communicate online, with what kinds of semiotic resources is

Focus on: Professor Max Saunders

Professor Max Saunders is Principal Investigator on the Ego-Media Project. Primarily a literary critic, Max specialises in 19th and 20th century literature, particularly in turn-of-the-century and Modernist fiction, criticism, and poetry. With Professor Clare Brant, he co-directs the interdisciplinary Centre for Life-Writing Research. To-Day & To-Morrow One strand of Max’s

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Situation, place & geography

In a previous post, we listed the themes the Ego-Media team will cover in the essays in our digital publication. This week, we’re trailing the essay on situations. The lead author of this essay is Dr. Rob Gallagher and this post offers a brief outline of some of the issues