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Bernard Perron – Jacques Henriot: the Ace of Heart of French Play Studies
June 25, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The Center for Computer Games Research invites you to a talk by Bernard Perron on Tuesday, the 25th of June, at 15:00 in Aud 3.
Bernard Perron is Full Professor of Cinema and Video Game at the University of Montreal, Canada. He has written Silent Hill: The Terror Engine (2012) in the Landmark Video Games book series he is co-editing. He has edited Horror Video Games: Essays on the Fusion of Fear and Play (2009). Among others, he has also co-edited The Video Game Theory Reader I (2003), The Routledge Companion to Video Games Studies (2014), and Video Games and the Mind: Essays on Cognition, Affect and Emotions (2016).
The talk, titled Jacques Henriot: the Ace of Heart of French Play Studies, will explore the works of French philosopher Jacques Henriot, who became in, in 1983, the founder of the first graduate program in the sciences of play at Université Paris 13. While his famous compatriot Roger Caillois has also dealt with the psychological attitudes needed to play a game, this attitude was at the center of Henriot’s thoughts. For Henriot, “playing” has always been more important than “game”. Although his two books “Le Jeu” (1969) and “Sous couleur de jouer: la métaphore ludique” (1989) are not translated, he is a theoretician deserving to be known.
The talk will take place in Aud 3, on the 25th of June, at 15:00.
Hope to see you there!