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The Digital Literacy and Communications lab is pleased to announce that a National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded it with Humanities Initiative Grant for a yearlong initiative on “Integrating Storytelling & Critical Game Studies into the Curriculum.”

The initiative aims to provide faculty and graduate instructors with training and resources to teach and research with games, and will culminate in a proposal to establish a minor in Critical Game Studies. Critical Game Studies brings rhetorical and literary theories together with feminist studies, queer studies, postcolonial studies and ethnic studies to investigate how narrative structures in games are shaped by societal power structures and cultural representations. 

The initiative will be head by DLC Director Dr. Courtney Rivard and guided by a faculty administrative committee including: Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Dr. Danielle Christmas, Dr. Jordynn Jack, Dr. Michelle Robinson, Dr. Guillermo Rodríguez-Romaguera.

Please stay tuned for more information on this exciting new initiative.