I am an earlier career researcher. My research is in the interdisciplinary fields of literature, game studies, and film studies. I am especially interested in narrative forms in different media. In the area of literary studies, my main interests are in the Old Norse and Old English Heroic Epic and in the Fantasy Novel.
In my research I focused on the relationships between Literature and other media, especially interactive narratives. This blog is the place where I share my ideas about literature and /or video games.
- 2014-2018. Doctor of Philosophy. Game Studies and Screen Media. Brunel University London, UK. Supervisor: Dr Kelly Boudreau and Prof James Knowles. Title: Chronotope in Western Role-Playing Video Games: An investigation of the generation of narrative meaning through its dialogical relationship with the Heroic Epic and Fantasy Literature.
- 2011-2012. Masters in English Studies. University of Leicester, UK. Merit. Title: A comparative study between Old English and Old Norse Epic and Contemporary Quest Fantasy.
- 2008-2011. Bachelor in English Literature. University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth, UK. First Class Honours. Title: The Past and Present Hero: From Myth to Contemporary Fantasy Literature.
- Lima, E. (2017) The Once and Future Hero: Understanding the Hero in Quest Fantasy. Fafnir – The Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research, 4 (1), pp. 7-19.
- Lima, E. (2017) Tyrannical power in Othello and the Winter’s Tale. Bridges, Issue #2, pp. 55-61.
- Lima, E (2016) Epic landscapes: the chronotope of Fantasy. British Fantasy Society Journal.#16, pp. 66-86.
- Lima, E. (2016) Race and religion in The Jew of Malta and The Merchant of Venice. Bridges, Issue #1, pp. 5-11.
- January 2013 – April 2018. Chronotope in Western Role-Playing Video Games: An investigation of the generation of narrative meaning through its dialogical relationship with the Heroic Epic and Fantasy Literature. Brunel University London. PhD research.
- April – June 2012. A comparative study between Old English and Old Norse Epic and Contemporary Quest Fantasy. University of Leicester. MA research.
- October 2017- February 2018. Shakespeare Among Readers: Visual representations of books and their connections with Shakespeare and his readers. Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and the University of Leicester. Visit the online exhibition here
- BFS – British Fantasy Society
- DiGRA – Digital Games Research Association
- The English Association
- The Tolkien Society