Workshop Programme

Video Games at the Intersection of Postcolonialism, Postcommunism, and Globalisation

September 19, 2021, GMT +3 (Bucharest Time)

Online Workshop Programme

Panel 1 (Post)colonial IntersectionsPanel 2 – Colonizing Other WorldsPanel 3 – Variations of Colonialism: Postcommunism
11:00 – 11:30 Aline Job – “Representation Troubles of Women in Video Games: Colonial Gender Hierarchy”13:00 – 13:30 Angshuman Dutta – “Colonising Space: Terra Nullius and No Man’s Sky15:00 – 15:30 Ştefan Baghiu – “Primordialism and the World System: Assassin’s Creed Between History and Fiction”
11:30 – 12:00 Ryan Kerr – “Shenmue II, Postcolonialism, and the Rise of Neoliberalism”13:30 – 14:00 Karina Pătrăşcanu – “Posthumanist Concernsin the Colonial Construction of Human Occupation of Outer Space in the Science Fiction Video Game EVE Online15:30 – 16:00 Andrei Zănescu – “Counter-Balkanism in the Witcher: A Simulation of Cultural Identity”
12:00 – 12:30 Nicoleta Bleiu – “Post-colonial Representations of Trauma and Cultural Anxieties in Video Games Inspired by the Game of Thrones World”14:00 – 14:30 Andrei Nae – “Colonial Perpetuation in the Silent Hill series”16:00 – 16:30 Andrei Călinoaia – “Self-Exoticizing Iterations of Postcommunist Trauma in Black: The Fall

The workshop will be hosted on Zoom. Attendees are asked to email one of the project’s collaborators, Ruxandra Gîdei, at in order to request the Zoom meeting link. The link will be provided 24 hours prior to the workshop.

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