Sunday, November 07, 2004

The Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Workshop

Friday, November 12, 2004
Humanities 1500

kicking ass and taking names:
performing masculinity in grand theft auto: San Andreas
a talk by Derek Burrill, Professor of Media and Performance, UCR
The talk will confront the ways in which the player must perform specific types of masculinity in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and how these masculinities and subject positions, in general, are manufactured by the game’s genre, structure, and narrative.

Followed by a roundtable discussion. The discussion will include a reception study of the game conducted through surveys at the November 3rd Test Drive event, a digital hijacking of the game's audio, and a graduate panel presenting multiple critical reactions to the game, followed by time for audience feedback.