Draft of an (undergrad) archaeogaming thesis

As many of you know I’ll be beginning my anthropology honours thesis writing come September 10th. As such I’ve written down/sketched out a bit of an outline of what I’d like the next 8 months to look like, and before I submit my final draft of this document to my supervisors (@kbiittner and @sarahshulist) I’d love to get your feedback! What readings am I missing? Are there other projects I should spend my time on? Other comments or concerns? Let me know @mxmoireabh or through the comments!


Archaeogaming (September – mid October)
Readings:

Assignments:

  • Summary of intent: “Why study linguistic archaeogaming?”/self orientation (20%)
  • Ethics statement: (5%)
  • Book review: Archaeogaming (10%)

Video Games as Linguistic Artefacts (Material Paratexts) (mid October – mid November)

Readings:

  • smth on Chaine Operatoire
  • A Geology of Media (Jussi Parikka)

Assignments:

  • Case study: Eternal Dagger (10%)

Video Games as Linguistic Artefacts (Digital Narratives) (mid November – mid December)

Reading:

  • The Phenomenology of Real and Virtual Places (Erik Malcolm Champion)

Assignments:

  • Book or article review (10%)

Conlangs in Games (January)

Readings:

  • Conlanging

Assignments:

  • Presentation: 30 minute presentation on conlangs in games (5%)

Video Game Translation (February)

Readings:

  • Game Localization: Translating for the Global Digital Entertainment Industry (Minako O’Hagan)

Assignments:

  • Case study: History of the Super Comboy (10%)

Summary (March – mid April)

Assignments:

  • Research paper: “How may or is the language of and in videogames studied archaeologically?” (20%)
  • Presentation: 1 hour presentation of research (10%)
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