Video Game Studies (11/10/02; PCA/ACA, 4/16/03-4/19/03)

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Sent: Monday, October 14, 2002 10:58 PM
Subject: CFP: Video Game Studies (11/10/02; PCA/ACA, 4/16/03-4/19/03)

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Dear Video Game Enthusiasts/Academics:

The Video Game Studies area of the Popular Culture Association invites
papers/panels on video games and video game studies for the Popular Culture
Association/American Culture Association National Conference to be held
April 16-19, 2003 at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel. All topics on video
games and video game studies will be considered.

Possible paper or panel topics may include but are not limited to the

Current trends in Video Games/Video Game Studies
Connections between Video Games and Film
Digital Rhetoric and Video games
Violence and Video Games
Gender and Video Games
Race and Video Games
Class and Video Games
Genre and Video Games
Intersections Between Video Games and Anime
Video Games and Culture
Video Games as Contemporary American Literature
International Video Game Studies
Teaching Video Games

Your 100-word (or longer) abstract/proposal must be received by November 10
(this means last minute proposals must be sent via-e-mail). Please send all
correspondences to or: Nathan Garrelts, 235 Ernest Bessey
Hall, Department of American Thought and Language, Michigan State
University, 48824. Please also include the Title of Presentation, Name,
Affiliation, Street Address, City, State, Zip, e-mail address. This
information will be used in the program and to mail your conference

More information about the conference can be found at: and Note:
You may not find this area listed on the official websites, as it was
recently added. However, if everyone is prompt with their submissions we
will make the deadline for the official program and not be relegated to the

With your help I believe that this can be a successful area at the PCA/ACA
conference and eventually become an annual happening. Please contact me if
you have any questions, concerns, comments, etc. This is a great venue, a
great audience and a great topic! Hope to see you there!

Nathan Garrelts
Video Game Studies Area Chair

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