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Dr Ivan Girina

Dr Ivan Girina
Senior Lecturer in Games Studies

Gaskell Building 125

Summary

Ivan Girina is a Lecturer in Game Studies and holds a PhD in Film and Television Studies from the University of Warwick, his research is currently focused on digital games asethetic, particualrly its relationship with cinema and larger visual media landscapes. Ivan is also co-founder and member of the Editorial Board of the international academic journal G|A|M|E – Games as Art, Media and Entertainment. He has published on a variety of topics such as: cinematic games; video game agency; film and new media; media literacy and education; and Italian regional cinema.

Qualifications

Ivan Girina holds a PhD in Film and Television Studies from the University of Warwick and an MA in Modern Languages and Media from the University of Cagliari, Italy. He hold a PGC in Education Studies and is Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

Responsibility

Lectuer in Games Studies and Programme Lead for the MA in Digital Games: Theory & Design.

Newest selected publications

Girina, I. (2020) 'I Limiti del Videogioco Nazionale: l’Italia di Assassin’s Creed', in Carbone, MB. and Fassone, R. (eds.) Il videogioco in Italia. Storie, rappresentazioni, contesti. Milan : Mimesis Edizioni. pp. 149 - 166. ISBN 10: 8857552225. ISBN 13: 9788857552224.

Book chapter

Girina, I. (2020) 'Framing Video Game Agency: Down and Out in Los Santos and In-game Photography as Subversive Play', in Plaitano, G., Venturini, S. and Villa, P. (eds.) Moving Pictures, Living Machines Automation, Animation and the Imitation of Life in Cinema and Media. Milan : Mimesis Edizioni. , Moving Pictures, Living Machines: Automation, Animation and the Imitation of Life in Cinema and Media. pp. 89 - 90. ISBN 10: 8869772764. ISBN 13: 9788869772764.

Book chapter

Addeo, F., Balla, G., Barra, M., Bittanti, M., Carbone, M., Castronuovo, M., et al. (2020) 'Il videogioco in Italia. Storie, rappresentazioni, contesti'. Milano-Udine. ISSN 13: 9788857552224

Book

Girina, I. (2018) '‘Needs to Be Done’', inBeyond the Rhetoric of Pain. Routledge. pp. 137 - 158.

Book chapter

Girina, I. (2018) '‘Needs to Be Done’: the representation of torture in video games and in Metal Gear Solid V', in Jung, B. and Bruzzi, S. (eds.) Beyond the Rhetoric of Pain. Abingdon and New York : Routledge. pp. 137 - 158. ISBN 10: 0-429-39785-2. ISBN 13: 9781138366541. Open Access Link

Book chapter
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