UPDATE: Online Gaming and Society (grad) (2/12/05; (dis)junctions, 4/8/05-4/9/05)
Submission deadline extended to February 12, 2005.
(dis)junctions: theory reloaded (april 8-9, 2005) Online Gaming: (re)Constructing Gamer (sub)Culture
This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be held at (dis)junctions: theory reloaded at the University of California Riverside's 12th Annual Humanities Graduate Conference on April 8-9, 2005.
The relatively recent proliferation of readily accessible network and online components to videogames has added an entirely new dimension to the electronic gaming medium. Contributors are invited to submit papers investigating some aspect of the social implications and/or ramifications of online gaming upon gamer culture and gamers themselves.
Potential topics include, but certainly are not limited to:
the gamer's avatar (online persona), especially in regard to
MMORPGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games)
military and FPS (First Person Shooter) games
traditional AI characters) in the videogame's status as an
ergodic text(one which actively resists the unpacking of the
One page abstracts should be e-mailed to jjcondon_at_hotmail.com by February 12, 2005 (text in the body of the message; please no attachments). The submissions should be no longer than 250 words.
Proposals sent via snail mail should be sent to:
UCR's Twelfth Annual Humanities Graduate Conference
Department of English
Riverside, CA 92521-0323
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