Keynote Presentation: Pacific Rim Conference, University of Alaska Anchorage

I’m very excited and grateful to be traveling to Anchorage, Alaska this weekend for the 2018 Pacific Rim Conference held by the Department of English. I’ll be giving the Friday morning keynote: “Interdisciplinary Trouble: Adapting Game Studies for Queer and Women of Color Feminist Critique.” I’ll also be hosting a game design pedagogy workshop on Saturday.

If you’re in the neighborhood, stop on by! You can see the full flyer by clicking on the image above. I’m pasting the text of the flyer below.

Pacific Rim Conference on English Studies


ADAPT, ADOPT, ADEPT: The Material Phenomenon

Adaptation is the material which enlightens the humanities to demonstrate the cornucopia of cultures in which people find connections, create identities, and ultimately, thrive.

Your words will enlighten our line of inquiry. Please submit your proposal to by November 26th, 2017.

Would you like to see the complete CFP? Visit our website at and search for Pacific Rim conference!

Amanda Phillips is an Assistant Professor of English and Film and Media Studies at Georgetown University and the Co-Facilitator of the Digital Humanities Caucus of the American Studies Association. She teaches game studies and game design at Georgetown, and writes about death, race, gender, and social justice in video games and the digital humanities. You can find her work in Queer Game Studies, Games and Culture, Digital Creativity, and Debates in the Digital Humanities.

Emily Madsen is an Assistant Professor of English at University of Alaska Anchorage.
She teaches courses in Victorian literature and Romanticism. Her current research concerns religion, material culture, and Victorian interest in the Arctic. Her talk will reference material culture and material religion studies to think through the various ways statues and their meanings are revised and adapted by the Victorians and subsequent generations.

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