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, Kimberlé 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 …

Castrating the Straight Male Gaze on Bayonetta (or at least making room for other ones!)

First, a disclaimer: I'm nearly a year late to the party on Bayonetta. There are several reasons for this, and almost all of them boil down to grad school. I rediscovered the game recently while doing research for my prospectus, stumbling into Chris Dahlen's blog about Bayonetta's sexuality as a weapon. I usually don't dig …