MAPPING GENDER IDENTITY IN DIGITAL GAMES

MAPPING GENDER IDENTITY IN DIGITAL GAMES

Over the course of a year we will collect qualitative data on the representations of gender identity in the twenty-five most popular console games from 2015 in order to plot the various figures — the stereotypes, archetypes and new formations — of gendered identity...
GAMES, GENDERED REPRESENTATION AND SUBJECTIVITY

GAMES, GENDERED REPRESENTATION AND SUBJECTIVITY

In this study, gendered representation in games is approached through a focus on subjectivity. To date, studies that have addressed representation in games have often drawn on the psychoanalytic theory that has proven so influential within film studies. Yet the...
REFIGURING E-SPORTS

REFIGURING E-SPORTS

While professional e-sports has enjoyed tremendous success in recent years, fuelled by the rise of live-streaming platforms like Twitch.tv as well as the global popularity of competitive games such as League of Legends, it remains a male-dominated industry. This...
LGBTQ VIDEO GAME ARCHIVE

LGBTQ VIDEO GAME ARCHIVE

VISIT THE ARCHIVE! The LGBTQ Video Game Archive will be an online resource documenting all of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (and queerly read) characters and related content in digital games from the 1980s to 2015. Currently there are nearly 300...