I have been invited to speak as part of The Five College Digital Humanities (5CollDH) Lecture Series. I will be headed to Smith College in Northampton, MA on November 21, 2014. My talk is titled “(Un)loving Mechanics: Queerness and Straightwashing in Digital Games.” Many thanks to Marisa Parham, Kimberly Bain, Five Colleges DH, and Smith for their interest, support, time, and hospitality.
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Dr. Edmond Y. Chang is an Assistant Professor of English at Ohio University. His areas of research include technoculture, race/gender/sexuality, video games, RPGs, and LARP, feminist media studies, cultural studies, popular culture, and 20/21C American literature. He earned his Ph.D. in English at the University of Washington. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on queer American literature, speculative literature of color, virtual worlds, games, and writing. Recent publications include “Drawing the Oankali: Imagining Race, Gender, and the Posthuman in Octavia Butler’s Dawn” in Approaches to Teaching the Works of Octavia E. Butler, “Playing as Making” in Disrupting Digital Humanities, and “Queergaming” in Queer Game Studies. He is completing his first book on algorithmic queerness and digital games tentatively entitled Queerness Cannot Be Designed. View all posts by edmondchang