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Month: May 2011

Declaration of Independence from Video Game Studies

Last night I posted my Pledge of Allegiance to Video Game Studies, part of a graduate seminar I’m taking on Feminism and Colorblindness in the Disciplines. Here is the counterpart to the assignment: a Declaration of Independence. Once I thought through some of the things that the discipline asks of me as a scholar, I needed to break down the aspects of that methodology that might produce problematic readings and to declare my independence from those tactics. I’m really digging the notion of strategic disloyalty that this class encourages us… Read more Declaration of Independence from Video Game Studies

Pledge of Allegiance to Video Game Studies

I’m taking a class called “Feminism and Colorblindness in the Disciplines,” which is part of a series of seminars across the country organized by, among others, KimberlĂ© Crenshaw, that investigates ideologies of colorblindness and ways to do effective intersectional work in the disciplines. This class has really forced me to think about what it means to be a part of a discipline in any meaningful way. Part of the course requirements is to write a short Pledge of Allegiance to and Declaration of Independence from your discipline. The idea is… Read more Pledge of Allegiance to Video Game Studies