199. Digital Queers, Queering the Digital: Gaming, Programming, Performance
Sunday, 10 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m., Northwestern–Ohio State, Chicago Marriott
Program arranged by the Division on Gay Studies in Language and Literature
Presiding: Martha Nell Smith, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
Speakers: Thom Bryce, York Univ.; Edward Chamberlain, Univ. of Washington, Tacoma; Edmond Chang, Drew Univ.; Kimberly Hall, Univ. of California, Riverside; Hannele Kivinen, York Univ.
Responding: Marilee Lindemann, Univ. of Maryland, College Park
This roundtable analyzes queer online performances that critique the exclusionary practices of dominant American culture, queering codes in game programming, and queer approaches to new media to make visible that opportunities afforded by queer bodies extend well beyond remembering Alan Turing, the gay iconic code breaker cited by some as historical proof of digital humanities diversity.
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