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