CfP: The 100 Greatest Video Games & The 100 Greatest Video Game Characters

The field of game studies has grown substantially since the turn of the century, and yet the field lacks a rigorous reference collection on the cultural significance of video game franchises or characters. To bridge this gap, we are seeking essays for two companion edited collections: the first is on the cultural and historical significance of 100 video game franchises; the second is on the cultural and historical significance of 100 video game characters. These two edited collections will be published by Rowman & Littlefield in early 2017.

Robert Mejia (State University of New York, Brockport), Co-Editor
Jaime Banks (West Virginia University), Co-Editor
Aubrie Adams (University of California, Santa Barbara), Co-Editor


The complete CFPs can be found at the following links.
***Note that the call has been updated with strikethroughs to indicate which characters/franchises have already been submitted. A strikethrough does not mean you can’t submit a proposal, simply that there will be competition for that character or franchise.
The 100 Greatest Video Games:
The 100 Great Video Game Characters:

Deadline for Abstracts: November 1st, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: December 1st, 2015
Full Essays Due: January 15th, 2016

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