Seeking Research Assistants (in Norwegian)

GTA leader professor Kristine Jørgensen is looking for research assistants in two projects; one associated with the Games and Transgressive Aesthetics project: Stillinger som vitenskapelig assistent (timebasis) Ønsker du en fleksibel studiejobb som kan kobles til ditt eget masterprosjektet? Er Continue reading Seeking Research Assistants (in Norwegian)

New GTA related project: Videogame player experiences of game culture as a political arena

Game culture is sometimes described as a contested space. As games have matured as a medium, more games are addressing political and value-oriented topics. As game culture become a more diverse space, discussions about whose what games are and who Continue reading New GTA related project: Videogame player experiences of game culture as a political arena

Call for Papers: Special issue on the Taboos of Game Studies in G|A|M|E

Call for Papers: The Taboos of Game Studies (extended abstract deadline Feb 24, 2020) Editors: Kristine Jørgensen (University of Bergen) and Riccardo Fassone (University of Torino) The next issue of the Italian journal of game studies G|A|M|E (http://gamejournal.it/) welcomes contributions Continue reading Call for Papers: Special issue on the Taboos of Game Studies in G|A|M|E

Check your bestiaries: Politics of Monsters in Video Games (Monster show hits the road, part 3)

In March 2019, I made a trip to several U.S. cities. At most of the stops, I was promoting my book Gaming the Iron Curtain, which has little to do with monsters, although it is about transgressions – namely the Continue reading Check your bestiaries: Politics of Monsters in Video Games (Monster show hits the road, part 3)

Monster show hits the road, part 2: Terror in Toronto & Macabre in Moscow

It is about time to post an update on my monster research. This Spring, I travelled to conferences to share my research about monsters, and to discuss and develop it with an international roster of colleagues. And once again, I Continue reading Monster show hits the road, part 2: Terror in Toronto & Macabre in Moscow