Magdalena Leichter is a Ph.D. candidate and research assistant at the Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, where she also currently pursues her master’s degree in Media Studies. Her research interests include Literature and/in Popular Culture, Game Studies, Game Literacy, Transmediality and Intermediality, Film and TV Studies, Historical Fiction, and Alternate History.
She is currently working on her dissertation project about Interferences in Popular Historical Fiction, where she examines the intersection of fact, fiction, and historiography in different media formats. She does so by employing an adaptation of the physical concept of Interference for a literary/cultural context, created by Sebastian Donat. Other current projects include the further transformation of this model of Interference for digital games.
Selected academic publications /media publications:
»Zwischen Passivität und Involvierung: Elemente der Performance im Computerspiel am Beispiel von ‚Tacoma‘«. In: PAIDIA- Zeitschrift für Computerspielforschung, 25.07.2019 (Link)