About Me

Serina Patterson is Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of English at the University of British Columbia, with research interests in medieval literature, game studies, and digital humanities. Her dissertation focuses on the convergence between late medieval gaming culture and manuscripts. She received an M.A. in English at the University of Victoria in 2008 and an Honours B.A. with distinction in English and Business Administration at Wilfrid Laurier University in 2007. Her publications on digital-age youth and digital humanities have appeared in LIBER andScholarly and Research Communication. She has a forthcoming edited collection, Games and Gaming in Medieval Literature (New York: Palgrave), a forthcoming article in Studies in Philologyon medievalism in seventeenth-century monster culture, and a forthcoming chapter on casual medieval games in Digital Gaming Re-Imagines the Middle Ages (New York: Routledge, 2013). Serina is also an interaction and web designer and has worked on several digital projects, including large-scale social networks and online libraries. She consults for the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab at the University of Victoria.