Unlimited Players: The Intersections of Writing Center and Game Studies (Paperback)
The collection opens with theoretically driven chapters that approach writing center work through the lens of games and play. These chapters cover a range of topics, including considerations of identity, empathy, and power; productive language play during tutoring sessions; and writing center heuristics. The last section of the book includes games, written in the form of tabletop game directions, that directors can use for staff development or tutors can play with writers to help them develop their skills and practices.
No other text offers a theoretical and practical approach to theorizing and using games in the writing center. Unlimited Players provides a new perspective on the long-standing challenges facing writing center scholars and offers insight into the complex questions raised in issues of multimodality, emerging technologies, tutor education, identity construction, and many more. It will be significant to writing center directors and administrators and those who teach tutor training courses.
Stephanie Vie is associate dean of the Outreach College at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa and a former writing center director at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Her work has appeared in many journals, and she is the editor or coeditor of the books The Pokémon Go Phenomenon, Social Writing/Social Media, and e-Dentity. She is the 2016 recipient of the Computers and Composition Charles Moran Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Field.
“This collection nicely complements new scholarship in writing center studies focusing on new media composing and multimodality and provides incredibly useful language and perspectives for approaching writing center consultations and tutoring sessions.”
—Janine Morris, Nova Southeastern University
“Ryan and Vie have assembled the first essay collection that specifically applies game theory to writing center work. Intriguing, practical, and timely, this collection is a must have.”