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Darshana Jayemanne

Lecturer

  • 10 Citations
  • 2 h-Index
20152019
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Personal profile

I’m the author of Performativity in Art, Literature and Videogames (Palgrave MacMillan 2017) and a Co-Investigator in the AHRC/ESPRC-supported “Reality Remix” project on the Next Generation of Immersive Experiences. One of my key research interests is how our experience of art is affected by the framing device, whether that’s a videogame, a book or an artwork.  The book explores this and ultimately outlines a rigorous, interdisciplinary approach for analysing videogame performance. 

I was previously a researcher at The University of Melbourne, Australia where I worked on projects such as ethnographic studies of toddlers and touchscreens and toxicity in online cultures as well as publishing work on temporality and narrative in videogames.

Current projects include articles on the Alien films and games, and collaborations with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, Macmillan Cancer Support and the NSPCC.

My work has been published in The Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Fibreculture Journal, Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture, and Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Culture.

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Research Output 2015 2019

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Chronotypology: a comparative method for analyzing game time

Jayemanne, D., 13 May 2019, In : Games and Culture. 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
computer game
love
narrative
methodology
time
Monstrous
Fetishism
Internationalism
Monstrosity
Salient

An embodied turn: game studies across worlds and bodies

Boluk, S., Jayemanne, D., Keogh, B. & LeMieux, P., 27 Jul 2018. 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

Open Access
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weblog
cinema
Sports
regime
phenomenology

Chronotypology: a comparative approach to videogame narrative

Jayemanne, D., 21 Jun 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Diachrony
Video Games
Giorgio Agamben
Synchrony
Event Structures

Ethical temporality: refiguring time as political speech in 13 minutes and Bury Me, My Love

Jayemanne, D., 31 Aug 2018. 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Open Access
political speech
love
refugee
aesthetics
experience

Thesis

Playing games together: play interventions for community and communal play

Author: Love, L., 3 Apr 2018

Supervisor: White, G. (Supervisor), De Lappe, J. (Supervisor) & Jayemanne, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

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