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Senior Projects Spring 2016

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Reading Playfully: A New Branch Of Criticism For The Digital Age, Enzo Cnop Jan 2016

Reading Playfully: A New Branch Of Criticism For The Digital Age, Enzo Cnop

Senior Projects Spring 2016

This senior project applies the tools of traditional literary analysis to video games. Through this frame, it seek to foster a type of video game literacy amongst its readers. Each chapter corresponds to what it’s author sees as a foundational aspect of literature. The first chapter, ‘Perspective’, puts Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness into contact with The Last of Us (2013), and explores how each work uses medium specific mechanisms to alienate their protagonists. The second chapter, ‘Setting’, surveys the relationship between Thief (1999) and Edgar Allen Poe’s short story, ‘The Fall of the House of Usher ...