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Arts Dean Lecture Series 2017: Video Games As Visual Culture

Hosted by Assistant Professor & DANM Principal Faculty Soraya Murray
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 5:20pm to Monday, March 13, 2017 - 6:55pm
Media Theater (M110), UCSC Theater Arts Center

This quarter, Assistant Professor (and DANM Principal Faculty) Soraya Murray hosts the 2017 Arts Dean’s Lecture Series entitled “Video Games as Visual Culture,” as part of her course FILM 80V.

Lectures take place on selected Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:20-6:55pm at Media Theater, UCSC Theater Arts Center. Free and open to the public.


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Wednesday, February 1

Matthew Thomas Payne, University of Notre Dame

Playing War


Wednesday, February 8

Alenda Chang, UC Santa Barbara

The Ecology of Games


Wednesday, February 22

Aaron Trammell, UC Irvine

Inventing the Ludic Imagination: The Lost History of Game Paraphernalia


Monday, February 27

Anna Everett, UC Santa Barbara

About That Race and Games Thing: Playing Intersectionality @ the Interface


Monday, March 6

Colin Campbell, Polygon

Video Games and the Changing Politics of Criticism


Wednesday, March 8

Bonnie Ruberg, UC Irvine

Speedruns and Slow Strolls: Queer Movements through Space and Time in Video Games


Monday, March 13

TreaAndrea Russworm, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Race and Empathy in Video Games