Call For Papers: Books and Journals

Reopening CFP: Liberate Me Plenty – The Queer and Now of Digital Gaming

After having gone through an initial round of accepting chapters, MultiPlay is reopening their call for abstracts for Liberate Me Plenty:  The Queer and Now of Digital Gaming.  This book centres on queer embodiment in/and videogames, and so far includes themes on cosy gaming, feminist glitches and compulsory bisexuality, among others.  

Abstracts of 300 words, along with 100 word author biographies, should be sent to networkmultiplay@gmail.com by Friday the 28th of October.  Please use the heading ‘LMP Abstract Submission’ when sending.  Final chapters will be 6,000 words.

We are looking for novel perspectives on how queerness and videogaming can be considered and, as such, this CFP is particularly aimed at early-career researchers, both domestic and international.

Prompts that may be used to inspire such work include;

  • Interactions between (dis)abled bodies and video game technologies/artefacts
  • The monstrous ‘other’
  • Straight time, queer play and challenging temporalities
  • Gender expression through/and digital play
  • Video games as alternative sites of pleasure/sexual labour
  • Intersectionality as viewed from the digital perspective
  • Queer desire in the dating simulation
  • Mods as subversion
  • The queer divide between the physical/digital
  • Camp and video games

If you have any further questions regarding this please contact networkmultiplay@gmail.com.