Susana Tosca

Susana Tosca


  • Universitetsvej 1, 40.3

    DK-4000 Roskilde


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Personal profile


I am an associate professor of digital media, an area I have been working with since I defended my doctoral dissertation on digital literature in 2001. My objects of study throughout the years have been hypertext, digital literature, digital art, computer games and transmedial worlds, lately with a special interest in Japanese popular culture products. Theoretically, I work from an aesthetic-reception oriented perspective, and have contributed to developing the fields of digital literature, computer games and transmediality. Methodologically, I combine an aesthetic approach (close readings, semiotics) with qualitative methods to analyze reception, such as ethnography or interviews. I have been experimenting with arts-based research and creative writing in academic settings. 


I am a co-head of the research group Audiences and Mediated Life, where we are committed to investigating the everyday life of people by researching both media specificity and hybridization processes. The group works both theoretically and engaging in empirical studies to investigate new media engagements and research the situatedness of media use practices


I teach courses on media theory, digital media, narrative, social media, qualitative methods and design of digital communication. 

External positions

Honorary Research Fellow, Ritsumeikan University

1 Mar 2020 → …

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