Video Game Narratives

ENG-L 210 — Fall 2022 — Themester

Days and Times
TuTh 11:30 AM–12:45 PM
Course Description

Video games are relative newcomers as narrative vehicles yet play an increasingly
prevalent role in American culture and as a communicative media. This course interrogates what stories are possible through and as video games. Under that lens, we will examine how video games perpetuate, challenge, or complicate ideas of race and identity in the United States. This course will introduce students some of the foundational skills in literary and textual analysis and consider what the medium might hold for the future of narrative.

Multiple course titles or topics are listed under this course number; choose section 31879 with A Varon.

Instructor: Dr. Alberto Varon