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Video Games, Storytelling and Materializing Identity

Posted in Arts & Culture
Mar 12, 2021

Dr. Josh Morrison (PhD) will discuss how video gameplay provides unique opportunities for materializing identity and culture, specifically in the video game Never Alone/Kisima Ingitchuna based on a traditional Iñupiaq story.

A talk in the Literature Matters series by Dr. Josh Morrison (PhD), faculty member in the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of English and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. Featuring undergraduate English students Vici Herbison and Mykaela Mennie.

Date: Friday, March 12
Time: 3–4 pm
Location: Online via Zoom

Free and open to the public

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Info: english.department@usask.ca

About the event

In this Literature Matters panel, Dr. Josh will outline some key similarities and differences between narrative analysis and affordances in literature and/vs. video games.

In particular, he will discuss how video gameplay provides unique opportunities for materializing identity and culture, specifically in the video game Never Alone/Kisima Ingitchuna based on a traditional Iñupiaq story.

Panelists Vici Herbison and Mykaela Mennie will each discuss briefly discuss one way video games have expanded their ideas of storytelling as English literature scholars.

About the speaker

Dr. Josh Morrison has a Ph.D. in Film, Television, and Media (University of Michigan), an MA in Gender and Women's Studies (University of Arizona) and an MA in Women's Studies and Feminist Research (University of Western Ontario).

 

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