Advanced Expository Writing

W350 — Spring 2022

Justin Hodgson
Days and Times
11:30a - 12:45p TR (3 CR)
Course Description

Topic: Rhetoric, Play, and Games

Games (whether video, board, card, etc.) raise issues related to identity performance, narrative theory, and new media practices. What are the rhetorical possibilities that emerge with games? This course will take up questions of rhetoric, play, and games including theories of play, gaming communities, and games designed to make critical or cultural commentary. Along the way, students will read and write about games as well as play games. In fact, playing will be a central part of this course: in this class you will use your play and gaming experiences to inform your research, writing, and (digital) making activities.