Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction Themed Issue: Digital Games and Interactive Media

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Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction

Deadline for inclusion in our second issue: February 17th, 2014.

We are now soliciting articles for the third, and for subsequent issues of the Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction. The Eaton Journal of Archival Research in Science Fiction is a peer-reviewed, open-access, online journal hosted by the University of California at Riverside, affiliated with the UCR Library’s Eaton Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy. Graduate student editors run the Eaton Journal, with scholarly review provided by an interdisciplinary executive board made up of SF scholars, research librarians, and archivists.

For issue number three, we are proposing a special focus on digital games and interactive media. We are particularly interested in papers that consider what it means to include interactive digital media in the SF archive and what it means to use digital texts and game experiences as part of your own research materials. Prospective topics might include: the challenges of seeking out these materials for your work, how digital games themselves incorporate knowledge archives as subject material (ex: as codex or lore), the challenges of comparative gaming analysis across multiple platforms, the differences between gaming fans and gaming fan cultures and other fan communities, the monetization of gaming archives (ex:, abandonware), the difficulties of archiving materials from obsolete platforms, or accessing and archiving production histories of digital media.

We are looking for papers that either discuss these issues directly from a methodological perspective or papers whose critical arguments are driven by archival work in digital gaming and interactive media.

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Deadline for inclusion in our third issue: February 17th, 2014.

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