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Saturday, October 17 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Board Games From Pop Culture

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Board games are more popular than ever; over the last 10 years board game sales have been rising 10 to 20 percent per year. But in an increasingly-complex mediated world, and as the digital has become the buzzword of the decade, how to make sense of this meteoric increase in popularity of such low-tech entertainment? In my research, I've explored the relationship between media products and the board games that are based on them ("paratextual board games"), and in this talk, I'll look at some of the ways that these board games slip into our contemporary media environment.

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Dr. Paul Booth

Dr. Booth is an Associate Professor of Media and Cinema Studies/Communication Technology in the College of Communication of DePaul University.

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Brendan Riley

Dr. Riley is the Coordinator of Professional Writing and an Associate Professor of English at Columbia College Chicago. He is also Executive Director of Operations for the Popular Culture Association (pcaaca.org).


Saturday October 17, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Track Room 1 Block 37 3rd Floor

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