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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
This project seeks to better understand representations of and interactions with postcolonial and global south identities via trauma narratives as they are encountered in new media, particularly videogames. Building on previous research on interactive media and narratological structure both in and out of trauma studies, I investigate the ways of representing trauma narratives within videogames, challenge existing models of understanding trauma narratives in videogames by bringing postcolonial and global south narratives into consideration, and present a different model and method of analysis for such narratives based on prior media that considers the ethics of rhetorical engagement with the content and the medium.
Olive, Jennifer, "Playing for Whom? Understanding Empathy and Trauma in Postcolonial and Global South Videogame Narratives through Witnessing." Dissertation, Georgia State University, 2020.
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