CDHI Lightning Lunch: Games Studies and the Purpose of Play

When and Where

Tuesday, September 19, 2023 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm


Felan Parker
Christine Tran
Shanmugapriya T


Please join us on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 12 pm for University of Toronto’s Critical Digital Humanities Initiative’s (CDHI’s) first Lightning Lunch of the 2023–2024 academic year centred on the intersections of digital humanities and games studies.

Lightning Lunches are short meetings over lunch featuring the work of three scholars on a theme in current critical digital humanities scholarship. Joining us for this panel are Felan Parker is Associate Professor at St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto and co-PI on the Swarming Comic-Con SSHRC Insight Grant. His research interests include media industries and cultures with specific focus on games, digital media, and film. Christine Tran is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Information. Their research interests include cultural studies of live video platforms, media studies, and game studies. Shanmugapriya T is a Digital Humanities Postdoctoral Scholar at the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies (HCS). Her research and teaching interests include an interdisciplinary focus in the areas of digital humanities, digital environmental humanities, and digital literature and games. Her expertise lies in building and applying digital technologies for historical and literary research, with a specific focus on text mining, digital mapping, and digital creative visualizations.

This event will be virtual. Please register on Zoom.



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