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7-09-2008 @ 7:34AM
What's really cool is that I actually wrote an essay for a fourth-year Women's Studies course on WoW, feminism and colonialism about a year and a half ago. The interviewee's topic is really similar to what I wrote, but even better, because she was able to fit the Undead and Belfs into her "other" scheme in a way that I really wasn't able to - but then again, I submitted the essay only about a month before BC came out. She also referenced one of the same academics (Nakamura) that I did, which is neat.I'm excited that I can think along the same line as much more experienced academics. I'm also wondering if her research covers the assumed heteronormativity present in the game's flirt emotes, and the body politics inherent in character creation. I'd love her insights into the subject.
7-12-2008 @ 4:49PM
Check out Hilde Corneliussens chapter in the same book for comments on heteronormativity and gender-
7-15-2008 @ 5:58AM
Glad you liked the interview, and I'm curious as to how your prof liked your paper! As Torill mentioned in her comment, Hilde Corneliussen's chapter covers gender issues, although I do mention the latent homophobia inherent in the depiction of the Belf males (especially their Pussycat Dolls joke).Keep on writing about WoW, and I'll keep an eye out for you in the journals! :)
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