Dr Victoria Cooper

Researcher | Medievalist | Games Scholar


I am an international teacher of English (and humanities), currently based in Shanghai. Although teaching is my primary focus, I maintain an active research profile as a scholar of games and medievalism.


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I completed my PhD at the University of Leeds at the end of 2016 on medievalism and identity in video games. My research interests include medievalism in video games; ideas of heritage, identity, and whiteness in medievalism, fantasy, and politics; the Middle Ages in popular culture; and Old Norse Icelandic romance.

My list of papers is available on my academia.edu profile.

  • PhD, ‘Fantasies of the North: Medievalism and Identity in Skyrim‘, University of Leeds, 2017
  • MA English Literature, University of Leeds, 2011
  • BA English, University of Lincoln, 2010