Full Paper: On Character Analysis and Cognitive Narratology: Why you cried at the end of The Last of Us

Here is the Cognitive Narratology in Video Games paper accompanying the previously released poster on Cognitive Narratology and the narrative masterpiece The Last of Us.

I hope you will enjoy reading it as much as I did writing.

Looking forward to read your thoughts on this paper!

Take care & read on,


On Character Analysis and Cognitive Narratology: Why You Cried at the End of “The Last of Us” Research Poster

Dear Reader,

the first paper for this quarter is going to be on the video game The Last of Us. The paper provides an introduction to cognitive narratology and character analyses of the two main characters. For the analysis, Conceptual Integration Network is used.

This Poster provides you with an overview of the topics that the paper deals with. Please note, several changes occured during a more extensive research. Nonetheless, the thesis remained unchanged.

The full paper is going to uploaded by the end of the March!

Welcome to PCLG!

Dear Readers,

welcome to Popular Culture, Literature & Games, a creative space which focuses on academic research in these three areas.

This page represents my personal areas of specialization and at the same time, it should offer you interesting insights, give you ideas, and provide a ground for discussion where all readers can enage in.

The idea is to quarterly upload a paper on one of these topics (or more). Some of the phenomena being discussed here will be popular culture phenomena, such as Wonder Woman starting with DC Comics’ The New 52 interpretation. The older version of the character will not be ignored but the main focus is on present day phenomena.

Another vital area of research is literature that serves as a link between pop-culture and digital storytelling. As you will see, the papers are written from the perspective of a literature student and will offer a comparative approach to many topics.

One of personal main areas of interest are narrative structures in video games. Therefore, you can expect at least one paper on video games and literature. First paper on this topic will be published in April.

Looking forward to read your thoughts on my ideas!

Take care & read on,