Green Gaming. Vorschläge für eine Ökokritik des Computerspiels

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Game Studies is an interdisciplinary field of research in which a wide variety of approaches and research questions have been formulated. Although environmentalists have repeatedly problematized the treatment and depiction of animal life in computer games, there exist only a very limited number of ecocritical approaches to the medium. This contribution gives an overview of said approaches and relates it to the by-now established ecocritical approach to literature, in order to sketch a method for a generalizable ecocritical approach to computer games. The proposed heuristic matrix is meant to highlight games' potential for provoking engagement with ecological questions and to demonstrate the medium-specific ways of engaging with encounters of with the non-human environment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiteratur und Ökologie : Neue literatur- und kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven
EditorsChristiane Solte-Gresser, Claudia Schmitt
Place of PublicationBielefeld
PublisherAisthesis Verlag
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)978-3-8498-1102-0
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventLiterature and Ecology: Triennial Conference of the German Comparative Literature Association - Campus Saarbrücken, Saarbrücken, Germany
Duration: 10 Jun 201413 Jun 2014


ConferenceLiterature and Ecology
LocationCampus Saarbrücken
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