April 10 – Kimberly Lau: “Camping Masculinity”

April 10 – Kimberly Lau: “Camping Masculinity”

“Camping Masculinity”

Kimberly Lau’s work explores some of the ways that World of Warcraft engages masculinity in play through the convergence of player practices, game designers, and the ongoing interaction between the two.  Reading invocations of hypermasculinity, Lau investigates how everyday “camp” practices might open up alternative spaces and forms of masculine sociality.

Kimberly Lau is Professor of Literature at UCSC.