By Kristopher Purzycki, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee CCCC has dwelled on the theme of place recently which, for someone who focused their doctoral research on placemaking, has been motivating if not affirming. At such a time when several crises seem to be converging, we find ourselves struggling with questions of place. In the protests of #BlackLivesMatter,… Read More Back to the Grind: Searching for the Open Plaza in Elder Scrolls Online
The purpose of the Council for Play and Game Studies (CPGS) is to help composition teachers and researchers network their research and pedagogical interests in using games to teach rhetoric and writing. CPGS also hosts Cs the Day, an interactive scavenger hunt at CCCC. CPGS currently has two officer positions open for the 2020-21 year,… Read More Officer Positions Open!
Dear CPGS Community, We hope that this letter finds you and yours healthy and safe. Although this hope has long become platitudinous, we continue to say it with sincerity simply because we seem to face anger, frustration, pain, loss, and uncertainty every day. On August 23, 2020, in Kenosha, Wisconsin, a city not far from… Read More Questions from Within Solidarity
As most of you know, the Council for Play and Game Studies (CPGS) has decided to cancel our Friday business meeting at CCCC this year in deference to the NAACP travel ban for the state of Missouri. In lieu of the business meeting, we have prepared a series of videos which will be circulated next… Read More CCCC 2018 news and updates
If you would like to take graduate courses in game design and/or play and games studies but don’t know where to start, here are some programs that specialize in studying games and game development: Clemson University: Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design Rhetorics, Communication, and Information Design is interested in an overall balance of ecologies in… Read More MA/PHD Play and Game Studies Programs
If any graduate students are looking for an excellent ongoing opportunity for networking and collaborative work, the HASTAC Scholars program is currently accepting applications for their 2018-2020 cohort. This initiative created by the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory (HASTAC), is built upon a community of emergent graduate and some undergraduate students involved… Read More Apply to the HASTAC Scholars Program!
Southwest PCA is accepting proposals beginning Oct. 15 for game scholarship under the Game Studies, Culture, Play, and Practice Area. This is a wonderful conference as all of the game panels are in the same room, which creates the sense of an ongoing scholarly conversation about games. The Game Studies, Culture, Play, and Practice Area… Read More Southwest PCA: Game Studies, Culture, Play, and Practice
Teaching Media Quarterly currently has a call out for lesson plans that incorporate video games: “For this upcoming issue, the editors of Teaching Media Quarterly seek lesson plans that explore how media and communication instructors might approach the study of digital games as an increasingly important element of the global media landscape.” Not only is… Read More Teaching Media Quarterly Seeking Lesson Plans
Announcement! We are extending the deadline for nominations for the CCCC Council for Play and Game Studies’ two open positions: Assistant Chair and Graduate Student Representative. The duties of the positions are listed below. All interested parties are asked to send a 150-word bio/interest statement to our email address by April 7th. If you are interested in nominating a… Read More Open Positions