Keynote Presentation: Pacific Rim Conference, University of Alaska Anchorage

Conference poster for the 2018 Pacific Rim Conference, feature an image of a tree with a trunk that looks like a human figure. The two keynotes, Amanda Phillips and Emily Madsen, are featured with headshots at the bottom of the poster. Relevant conference information is included in the blog text.

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 …


Interview on Imagine Otherwise

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I'm very excited to share my interview with Cathy Hannabach of Imagine Otherwise! We talked about how I got into game studies, being part of a vibrant #transformDH community, and a bit about my in-progress project on Mechropolitics. Thanks to Imagine Otherwise for having me on. Check out the episode and links to things we …

Gaming Race: Seeking Justice Beyond Representation

Text reads," SCMS Atlanta 2016, Wednesday, March 30 - Sunday, April 3." There is a building from downtown Atlanta in the background.

I'm pleased to announce an upcoming panel at SCMS 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. I organized this with Kim Bain (Princeton) and Alexandrina Agloro (Worcester Polytechnic), with Kishonna Gray (Eastern Kentucky) responding to our papers. We are hoping to provoke further conversation about racial justice in video games that goes beyond discourses of diversity and inclusion …

Schedule: The Digital Premodern, featuring the IMMERSe Medievalism and Video Games Symposium

I'm pleased to announce the full schedule for the Digital Premodern, coming up May 1-3 at UC Davis. Text schedule, with full panel information, follows the flyer image. Please feel free to join us, and RSVP to me to make sure we can have enough food on hand. Friday, May 1 Opening Reception: 5:00 – …

Guest Lecture at Whittier College

This talk is associated with the "Numb3rs in Lett3rs & Fi1ms" undergraduate course taught by Professors Mark Kozek (Mathematics) and Rafael Chabrán (Spanish), and is open to the Whittier campus. I'll be discussing how femininity warps the digitization of subjectivity because of the all the cultural baggage people bring when they invoke it.

CFP: IMMERSe Medievalism and Video Games Symposium, May 1-3

A black field with blue starburst in the background. In red letters: "IMMERSe." In white text: "Research Network for Video Game Immersion"

Call for Participation IMMERSe Medievalism and Video Games Symposium University of California, Davis May 1-3, 2015 Keynote Speaker: Daniel T. Kline, Chair and Professor of English, University of Alaska Anchorage Abstracts Due: March 1, 2015 Notification of Acceptance: March 8, 2015 Whether they serve as inspiration for new digital societies or as the raw material …