Fun and Games in a Writing World: Online Spaces and their Intersection with Professional Practices

Session abstract or description: 

Games, computers, and writing share a long list of intersections for scholars, whether as hobbies, obsessions, and/or places of study. This panel will demonstrate how essential it is to understand online communities, not only as sites of research, but as spaces for growth. By looking at the creation and maintenance of safe spaces, how gender and bodily identity impact writing practices, and the strategies (and warnings) we can learn from gaming, we will identify a number of ways of using online communities to improve our work performance and mental health as educators and human beings.

Session type: 
Panel
Session hashtag: 
c11
Session room: 
Davis 1129
Session time: 
Concurrent Session C