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Gender Play/Playing with Gender

April 17, 2015 - April 18, 2015

April 17 – 18, 2015
Rutgers Media Studies Conference
Extending Play: The Sequel
-Session IV Panel Highlight-
Gender Play/Playing with Gender
Heidi Boisvert, Myfanwy Ashmore, Gillian Smith
Chairs: Meredith Drum and Kat Griefen

Saturday, April 18, 2015 – 1pm
Livingston Campus Center – 84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854

This panel of artists and scholars, seminal voices in the field of gaming, will present their research and creative practice in relation to gender and video games. Panelists will address forces of exclusion and marginalization including sexually themed violence in games and gender-based harassment in and outside of game worlds. Tactical responses to these challenges, including deconstructing, hijacking and re-purposing game objects, will be discussed and debated. Considering the context of the Extended Play conference and specifically this year’s iteration, “the sequel,” related themes to be considered also include gendered performativity or how Judith Butler’s “stylized repetition of acts” play out in-game worlds and non-binary or transgressive representations of gender and identity in games. The panelists will address various possibilities for diverse design, content and play experiences that broaden the field of players and makers.

Information / Schedule / Registration
* Gender Play/Playing with Gender panel information will be available on Extended Play website soon.*

Extending Play: The Sequel is a Geek Week affiliated event, and is organized by the Department of Media Studies/ School of Communication and Information, and Rutgers Student Life.
Gender Play/Playing with Gender
panel organized by the Women and the Arts Collaborative, and sponsored by the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion.



April 17, 2015
April 18, 2015
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Livingston Campus Center
84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854 United States


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