Sarah Thorne


Assistant Professor


  • PhD, Cultural Mediations (Carleton University)
  • MA, Theory and Criticism (Western University)
  • MA, English (Carleton University)
  • BA, English (St. Thomas University)

Contact Information

Teaching and Research Interests

Critical Media Theory, Game Studies, Narrative, New Media, Digital Humanities

Selected Publications

“Hey Siri, Tell Me a Story.” Back to the Future: Telling and Taming Anticipatory Media Visions and Technologies, special issue of Convergence. (Forthcoming)

“Branching Out: Narrative Decision Systems After BioShock” in Beyond the Sea: Navigating Bioshock, edited by Jessica Aldred and Felan Parker, McGill-Queen’s UP, 2018, pp. 353-375.

Perverse and Interpassive Gaming: Enjoyment and Play in Gamespaces.” Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, vol. 22, no. 1, 2017, pp. 106-113.

“The House of the Future: Mediating Open Enclosures.” Digital Studies/le Champ Numérique, 2014,