Dawn Stobbart

Associate Lecturer

Research Overview

I am interested in the presence of narrative fiction in the videogame and how this is manifested through an interactive medium.

This interest ranges from the way narrative is incorporated into the videogame, to how other media have been influenced by videogames and also how narrative is presented to the player of a videogame.

I am also interested in the way the Gothic transfers to the videogame, which I perceive to be an eminently suitable carrier for Gothic 'texts'.

Videogames and Horror: From Amnesia to Zombies Run!
Stobbart, D.C.H. 1/10/2019 Cardiff : University of Wales Press. 304 p. ISBN: 9781786834362. Electronic ISBN: 9781786834379, 9781786834386, 9781786834393.

Gothic and Videogames: Playing with Fear in the Darkness
Stobbart, D. 1/09/2019 In: The Edinbugh Companion to Gothic and the Arts. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press p. 449-459. 10 p. ISBN: 9781474432351. Electronic ISBN: 9781474432382.

I will Abandon this Body and Take to the Air: The Suicide at the Heart of Dear Esther
Stobbart, D. 08/2019 In: Suicide and the Gothic. Manchester : Manchester University Press p. 176-188. 12 p. ISBN: 9781526120083.

"Everything about him was just perfect. And I fell in love instantly": Life and love in welcome to Night Vale
Stobbart, D. 25/08/2018 In: Critical Approaches to Welcome to Night Vale. Cham : Palgrave Pivots p. 23-34. 12 p. ISBN: 9783319930909 . Electronic ISBN: 9783319930916 .

Playing the Future History of Humanity: Situating Fallout 3 as a Narratological Artefact
Stobbart, D. 5/06/2018 In: On the Fringes of Literature and Digital Media Culture. Brill p. 123-134. 12 p. ISBN: 9789004362352.

Adaptation and New Media: Establishing the Videogame as an Adaptive Medium
Stobbart, D. 11/04/2018 In: The Routledge Companion to Adaptation. London : Routledge p. 382-389. 8 p. ISBN: 9781138915404. Electronic ISBN: 9781315690254.

Still Alive: Understanding Posthuman Femininity in Valveā€™s Portal Games
Stobbart, D. 1/11/2017 In: Posthuman Gothic. University of Wales Press p. 161-176. 16 p. ISBN: 9781786831064. Electronic ISBN: 9781786831088.

On videogames: representing narrative in an interactive medium
Stobbart, D. 2016 Lancaster University. 309 p.
Doctoral Thesis