We invite you to submit an abstract to be considered for the Fall quarter workshop on the theme “Playing in Relation” curated by Prof. Patrick Jagoda (English). This workshop invites conversations about different cultural forms and technological platforms of play, including videogames, analog games, virtual worlds, toys, performances, playgrounds, and make-believe. How does play open up questions about affect, imagination, desire, and precariousness, especially among people at play together? How do various types of play — from power plays to sexual play to playing with identity — emerge from different cultural forms and impact understandings of gender and sexuality?
Graduate students are encouraged to present working chapters of dissertations, master’s theses, and papers that are being prepared for publication. The abstract should be between 250 and 500 words. Please also note your departmental affiliation, program year, and any dates in which you will not be available to present.Materials should be submitted to GSSWorkshop@gmail.com no later than Wednesday, September 9th.