St Andrews 2

Literature and Video Games: Beyond Stereotypes

An interdisciplinary Leverhulme International Network event hosted by University of St Andrews
20-21st June 2018

Organised by Prof. Margaret-Anne Hutton (Univ. of St Andrews Modern Languages; Leverhulme Network P.I.); Prof. Gregor White, Dr Robin Sloan and Dr Dayna Galloway (Abertay Univ., Dundee), Dr Matthew Barr (Univ. of Glasgow)

with

Rhianna Pratchett
Christopher Brookmyre
Judy Tyrer http://www.everjane.com/
Simon Meek http://www.thesecretexperiment.co.uk/ 

Registration

The event if free but places are limited. Please register via Eventbrite

Programme & Abstracts

Day One: 20th JuneDay Two: 21st June

9.00-10.15 (Arts Building Lecture Theatre): Introduction to the event (Margaret-Anne Hutton)

Introduction to the Game Jam (Dayna Galloway / Robin Sloan)

Game Jam theme: Rhianna Pratchett and Don Paterson in conversation (with Robin Sloan, Dayna Galloway and Matthew Barr)

10.15-10.45: Coffee

10.45-11.45 Parallel activities:

Arts Lecture Theatre: Game Think 3.0

Angie Spoto: ‘Not Geek Enough: Crafting a Ludic Novel for the Non-Credentialed Nerd’

Steven Harvie: ‘The Video Game Avant-Garde?’

Alison Bown: ‘Playable text in sonic worlds: how language and sound can be combined to make bookish games’

Cailean McBride: ‘Focalisation and character ‘ownership’ in Literature and Games’

Arts Seminar Rooms 1-6: Game Jam
Ideas generation and concept development

12.00-1.00 (Arts Lecture Theatre): Christopher Brookmyre

1.00-2.00: Lunch

Parallel activities:
2.00-7.00: Game Jam
Game development

2.00-3.15:
Robert Gallagher: ‘Interactive Friction: Narrative Games and the Age of Information’

James Butler & Rebecca Hutcheon: ‘Narrative Education Exploration Systems (NEES): Engaging pupils through creative gaming literary adaptations’

3.15-4.00: Tea

4.00-5.00:  (Arts Lecture Theatre):

Dayna Galloway and Mona Bozdog: ‘Worlds at our fingertips. Navigating the multiple readings of walking simulators’
Claudia Rossignoli: ‘Playing with God: Dante’s otherworlds in the digital age’

5.00-6.00 (Arts Lecture Theatre): Simon Meek
Presentation of the Beckett project + Q& A

6.30-8.30: Byre Studio Theatre
A L Kennedy short story Masterclass

Access the Short Stories A L Kennedy will be discussing: Story 1 | Story 2 | Story 3 | Story 4 (all pdf)

9.00-10.15: Parallel activities
Game Jam: Game development

Arts Lecture Theatre
Espen Aarseth: ‘Novel Experiences: Massive Singleplayer Games as a Literary Genre

Ted Bergman: ‘Gameplay, Don Quixote, and the Active Deconstruction of Literary Genres’

10.15-10.45: Coffee

Parallel activities

10.45-1.15: Game Jam: game development

10.45-12.15: Game Think
Alicia Copeland: ‘Creating Worlds with Words’

Jacob Wayne Runner: ‘‘My guise doth not incur thy trust’: Archaic Language as an Element of Game Localisation’

Sally Bushell: ‘Spatialising and Visualising the Literary Text: The Chronotopic Ground Project’

Kieran Wilson: ‘Inaccurate Guides and Spurious Parables: The Unreliable Narrator in the Games of Davey Wreden’

Emma Reay: ‘Critical Ekphrasis: Appraising the Poetic Power of Children’s Video Games’

Jaime Harrison: ‘“The li’l goombas of the web, need to be stomped back to where they came from”: Virtual Worlds and Video Game Intertextuality in Thomas Pynchon’s Bleeding Edge

12.15 -1.15 (Arts Lecture Theatre): Judy Tyrer in conversation with Katie Garner

1.15-2.00: Lunch

Parallel activities

2.00-5.15: Game Jam: game development and preparation of presentations

2.00-3.15
Darshana Jayemanne: ‘Chronotypology: A Comparative Approach to Videogame Narrative’

Esther MacCallum Stewart & Nia Wearn: ‘“Case 88: Once Upon a Crime” Defining Hidden Object Games as Literary Narratives’

3.15-4.00 Coffee

4.00-5.15  Andy Payne
Presentation of the Animal Farm project + Q& A

5.30-6.30: Game Jam Presentations

For further information please contact Prof. Margaret-Anne Hutton at mh80@st-andrews.ac.uk