Schröter, Felix

Felix Schröter is a research assistant at the Media and Communication Institute at the University of Hamburg. He holds a Master’s degree in Media Studies and is member of the Graduate School Media and Communication within the Research Center for Media and Communication at the University of Hamburg. From October 2010 until July 2011 he worked as a junior researcher on projects at the Hans Bredow Institute (Hamburg), especially on a project on the reception of moving images in converging media environments. His research interests include transmedial character theory, game studies, cognitive film studies and theories of media reception. His PhD project is concerned with the reception and analysis of video game characters.

Selected Activities

“Affective Game Design. Stimmung, Affekt und das Vorbewusste beim Videospielen”. Paper presented on September 28, 2013 at “3rd Researching Games Barcamp”, September 28-29, 2013, Wiesbaden. [Slideshare]

“My Avatar and Me. Toward a Cognitive Theory of Game Characters.” Paper presented on July 6, 2013 at the conference “Games, Cognition, and Emotion”, July 5-6, 2013 at the University of Hamburg. [Slideshare]

“Of Fictional Beings, Game Pieces and Avatars. Toward a Cognitive Theory of Game Characters.” Paper presented on June 14, 2013 at the “SCSMI 2013 Annual Conference”, June 12-15, 2013 at the Berlin University of the Arts.

“Emotional Mechanics. Performing Paradigm Scenarios in Video Games.” Paper presented on June 14, 2012 at the “SCSMI 2012 Annual Conference”, June 13-16, 2012 at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville/NY and New York University.



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