CFP: [Cultural-Historical] Gaming Theory and Culture (10/31/07; ICFA, 3/19/08 â 3/23/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Lucas
contact email: 
barblucas@yahoo.com

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Video Game Theory and
Culture for the 29th Annual International Conference on the Fantastic in
the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 29 is on the sublime in the fantastic, and while papers
relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to
this call will be considered. The conference will be held in Orlando,
Florida, from March 19 - 23, 2008 at the Marriott Orlando Marriott
Hotel. For more information and updates about the conference, please
visit www.iafa.org.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

Virtual environments and bodies
Gaming communities
Avatars
Performance
Role-playing
Narrative structure and strategy
Online gaming
The economics of gaming
Game-specific language, how communication evolves for and out of the
medium
Immersion
Gaming psychology
Differences in gamer engagement with game based on medium (e.g., table
top, visual online, textual online, etc.)
Games and learning
Game genres and series
Representations of self/identity in online games, MUSHes, etc.
Gender and sexuality in games/gaming

Any games based on fantasy or science fiction, or horror premises,
including media tie-ins, for any electronic platform as well as online
games (even ones that are mostly text based, e.g., MUSHes, etc.).

If you are interesting in submitting a paper, proposals should include a
500-word abstract and appropriate bibliography indicating the project's
scholarly or theoretical context. Be sure to include current/working
contact information (snailmail AND email addresses). Also note whether
your presentation would require audio-visual equipment.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Barbara Lucas, Division Head
Community and Culture in the Fantastic Division
DFS
31225 Bainbridge Road, Suite M
Solon, OH 44139
barbedwriting_at_yahoo.com

The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2007. However, proposals
will be reviewed and accepted as they are received.

You can review all conference information at the IAFA website:
www.iafa.org. Bookmark the site to keep checking back for updates. For
information and updates specific to the Community and Culture Division,
visit http://community.livejournal.com/ccfantastic/.

Please feel free to forward this call to other listservs and individuals
who might be interested.

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Received on Sun Sep 16 2007 - 15:21:23 EDT

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches