[Air-L] Final call: PhD course, IT University of Copenhagen, May 26-28

T.L. Taylor tltaylor at itu.dk
Tue Apr 27 03:58:21 PDT 2010

The IT University of Copenhagen will be offering a PhD course 
entitled, "Acting together on technological playing fields: Computer 
games, e-sports, and team play" from May 26-28. The course will focus 
on exploring the artefacts, structures, practices and cultures of 
team-based computer games through a sociology of games and sports. 
Students will share their research on the subject and discuss/engage 
with a collection of literatures and questions related to team games 
with the purpose of gaining some analytical and methodological tools 
to critically think with throughout the remainder of their research. 
The course will be taught of several scholars working specifically in 
the area of team play, e-sports, and the sociology of sports.

T.L. Taylor (IT University of Copenhagen)

Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson (University of Exeter) - "Lived-body 
experiences of sport and games: Phenomenological perspectives"

Henry Lowood (Stanford University) - "Players, athletes, and art"

Garry Whannel (University of Bedfordshire) - "Look Out!  Some 
problems of method and theory for Screen Studies and Games Studies"

Belinda Wheaton (University of Brighton) - "Understanding 
alternative/extreme/lifestyle sport cultures: theoretical and 
methodological considerations"

We are also very excited to have built into the course a quite unique 
final day (May 28) consisting of a free public workshop on pro-gaming 
with an exciting group of e-sports professionals 

Full details about the course can be found at 
http://www1.itu.dk/sw132466.asp, including info on how to apply. 
Please feel free to distribute widely and drop a line with any 

Look forward to seeing some of you in Copenhagen!


T.L. Taylor, Associate Professor
Center for Computer Games Research
IT University of Copenhagen
Rued Langgaards Vej 7, 2300 Copenhagen, Denmark
+45 7218 5035 (tele) / +45 7218 5001 (fax)
tltaylor at itu.dk / http://www.tltaylor.com

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