The Taming of Affect: Affect, Immersion and Video Games

deadline for submissions: 
March 31, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
contact email: 

The Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS), published by the Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen, Hungary is soliciting essays for a thematic bloc on affect and immersion in video games. As the only undisrupted periodical sequence devoted exclusively to English and American Studies in Hungary from 1963 on, HJEAS is indexed on the MLA Bibliography, its citations compiled by SCOPUS, and has a worldwide readership due to its availability on JSTOR and ProQuest.

The The Taming of Affect: Affect, immersion and video games thematic bloc is collecting essays of 6-8.000 words exploring the possible intersections between game studies as an academic discipline and the scholarly focus of affect theory on embodied emotions, moods and sensations with a focus on the features of the medium that set it apart from other, representational and non-simulational media, such as immersion, interface and the possibility and capacity of failure. HJEAS would be pleased to present a set of essays that address the complex relationship of the highlighted terms either from a theoretical perspective or by empirical case studies.

To express interest and to give HJEAS the chance to compile a selection of various topics and approaches, please send 300-350-word proposals by 31 March 2022 to the editors of the thematic bloc: Zsófia Orosz-Réti at, and Norbert Krek at,as well as the Editor-in-Chief, Professor Donald E. Morse at Decisions will be made by 15 April 2022.

The thematic bloc is scheduled for publication in 2023, therefore finished essays (double spaced with parenthetical citations using Works Cited following the MLA Handbook 7th edition) will be expected by 15 August 2022.