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AAR Annual Meeting
Denver, CO
November 17-20, 2018

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Video Gaming and Religion Seminar

Statement of Purpose: 

Just like films helped to illuminate and expose the religiosity of the twentieth century, video games now depict the religious within the twenty-first century. “Video games” describes electronic forms of play across all platforms, from personal computers, consuls to mobile devices. Often in the religious studies video gaming is not taken seriously. We aim to correct this by establishing and maintaining a multidisciplinary network for the discussion of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of religion and video gaming. We will collect, systematize and develop the various recent multidisciplinary approaches to research and teaching. We have two specific deliverables for the end of the five-year period. First, we will craft an edited volume, tentatively titled Video Games and Religion: Methods and Approaches that will bring together the cutting edge work of leading scholars in this emerging field. Second, we will publish our results from our seminar in a special issue of the online journal gamevironments.

Call for Papers: 

Next year the Video game and Religion Seminar will, for our single session, host a prearranged roundtable on religion, cultural heritage in Asia.

For more information please contact Gregory Grieve (UNC Greensboro, or Kerstin Radde-Antweiler (Universität Bremen,
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