Video Games & Writing: Theory, Rhetoric, and Memoir
Discover what it means to close read a video game!
Date & Time:
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Murray-Herrick Center, Room 207
In the '70s and early '80s, video games meant Pong, Pac-Man, or Frogger--simple games with even simpler narratives. But thanks to modern games like Metal Gear Solid, Gone Home, or Firewatch that strive for thematic complexity, professors and writers have struggled to find ways to talk about video games the way they talk about literature or film.
In this lecture, Sal Pane will talk about the state of video games in academia, his recently published book Mega Man 3, and his ENGL 204 Critical Discourse of Video Games course open to all students at St. Thomas.
Light refreshments will be served.