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Game Studies

Series Editors
Jan Rune Holmevik and Cynthia Haynes
Clemson University

The Game Studies Series publishes research that constitutes the mixed realities that emerge through play, rhetorical knowledge, game design, community, and code. Such research investigates artistic and literate forms traditionally, and this book series aims to augment these forms with examinations of electrate and literate play. Writing about play should, in other words, be grounded in playing with writing—not to mention game theorizing inside games. The distinction between play and reflection, as Stuart Moulthrop argues, is a false dichotomy. Cultural artifacts that are interactive, that move, that are situated in real time, call for inventive means of creating new traction in the field of game studies. The series publishes research that produces such traction through innovative processes that move game studies forward across its own limiting surfaces (surfaces that create static friction). The series exemplifies extreme points of contact where increased traction might occur.

Eric Pankey Featured on Poetry Daily

Eric Pankey, author of Dismantling the Angel, was the featured poet on Poetry Daily, 24 August 2014. Congratulations, Eric!

Bump Halbritter and Mics, Cameras, Symbolic Action Receive Distinguished Book Award


We're pleased to announce that Bump Halbritter's Mics, Cameras, Symbolic Action: Audio-Visual Rhetoric for Writing Teachers (Parlor Press, 2012) is the winner of the 2013 Distinguished Book Award from Computers and Composition. Bump received the award at the Computers and Writing Conference hosted at Washington State University on 6 June 2014.

Announcing the Winner of the New Measure Poetry Prize 2013 & Fall 2014 Free Verse Editions

Monica Berlin & Beth Marzoni, No Shape Bends the River So Long

2013 New Measure Poetry Prize Winner
Selected by Carolyn Forché

No Shape Bends the River So Long meanders through the American landscape in search of site and relic, home and away-from-home. Part meditation on our tenuous position in the natural world and part interrogation of that relationship, these poems map what any place records and what it has erased. Weathered by obsolescence, chance, complacency, and awe, they carve out a new idiom for how we go on. Monica Berlin and Beth Marzoni’s collaborations have been published or are forthcoming in Colorado Review, New Orleans Review, DIAGRAM, Better: Culture & Lit, Meridian, TYPO, Quarterly West, and Vela.

AWP Off-Site Reading: Free Verse Editions/Horseless Press

Friday, Feb. 28, 5.00 – 6.30pm

Red Velvet Lounge, Rendezvous
2322 2nd Avenue in the Heart of Belltown Seattle

Join Free Verse Editions and Horseless Press poets--Jennifer Atkinson, Molly Bendall, Emily Carr, Adam Clay, Tim Earley, Ger Killeen, Christopher Kondrich, Dawn-Michelle Baude, Eric Pankey, Brittany Perham and Siobhan Scarry—for a sterling set of readings.

Drinks & fine food in plush surroundings!

Coming Soon in 2014

  • Gullevic, Summoned
  • Lavazzi, Off the Page
  • Biaz, The Invention of Dying
  • Crable, Transcendence by Perspective: Meditations on and with Kenneth Burke
  • Reiff, et al., Ecologies of Writing Programs: Profiles of Writing Programs in Context
  • Hanson, Haptic Visions: Rhetorics of the Digital Image, Information, and Nanotechnology
  • Rice, Florida
  • Dobrin, Writing Posthumanism, Posthuman Writing
  • Wiederhold, Expel the Pretender: Rhetoric Renounced and the Politics of Style
  • Morey and Tinnell, Augmented Reality: Innovative Perspectives Across Art, Industry, and Academia
  • Veblen, The Instinct of Workmanship and the State of the Industrial Arts
  • Gilson, Out of Sequence: The Sonnets Remixed

Rational Rhetoric wins Olson Award

Cover of Rational RhetoricDavid J. Tietge's Rational Rhetoric: The Role of Science in Popular Discourse has been named the winner of JAC's Gary A. Olson Award for most outstanding book in rhetorical and cultural theory. -- 26 May 2010.

The New Measure Poetry Prize 2014

Parlor Press's poetry series, Free Verse Editions, is pleased to announce the fifth annual New Measure Poetry Prize, which will carry a cash award of $1,000 and publication of an original, unpublished manuscript of poems. Up to four other manuscripts may be accepted for publication by Free Verse Editions editors. Submit a manuscript of at least 54 pages with a $28 entry fee between March 1 and June 30, 2014. The window for the 2015 competition will open on 1 March 2015. The judge for 2014 was Jon Thompson.

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