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Semana
1
2 horas para concluir

Game on! The History and Theory of MMOs

The course opens with a brief look at gaming culture and history, then introduces the chief game we will study, Turbine's "The Lord of the Rings Online." We then look at some key concepts in game theory such as remediation and Jesper Juul's treatment of rules and game design from his book "Half-Real: Video Games between Real Rules and Fictional Worlds." We end by considering games as journeys using Constantine Cavafy's poem "Ithaca."For details about this week's Readings, go to the Syllabus page in your Resources tab. ***For details about this week's Readings, go to the Syllabus page in your Resources tab....
9 vídeos (total de (Total 94 mín.) min), 1 leitura, 2 testes
9 videos
Games as Culture5min
LOTRO Gameplay: Epic Quest Line, Book 112min
Remediation11min
Types of Video and Computer Games12min
A Brief History of Games9min
Juul: Emergence and Progression15min
Juul: Rules and Fiction11min
Cavafy's "Ithaca"7min
1 leituras
Course Overview10min
2 exercícios práticos
Week 1 Standard Quiz (All students complete this quiz)18min
Week 1 Honors Quiz (Honors students complete the Week 1 Standard Quiz and this quiz)4min
Semana
2
4 horas para concluir

LOTRO and Tolkien

After an overview of storytelling modes, we turn to Tolkien and his work. We then examine the role of quests in games and literature. Finally, we introduce romance and lyric literature using Robert Browning's poem "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came." ***For details about this week's Readings, go to the Syllabus page in your Resources tab....
10 vídeos (total de (Total 113 mín.) min), 3 testes
10 videos
LOTRO Gameplay: Frodo and the Prancing Pony9min
Tolkien's Life and Works10min
Tolkien's Popularity8min
Themes in Tolkien's Writing14min
Quests as Structural Elements of Games12min
The Quester and the Quest9min
Part 1: Roland's Psyche6min
Part 2: Elements of the Quest Romance15min
Part 3: The Poem's Lyric Nature15min
2 exercícios práticos
Week 2 Standard Quiz (All students complete this quiz)16min
Week 2 Honors Quiz (Honors students complete the Week 2 Standard Quiz, this quiz, and the Week 2 Peer Review)4min
Semana
3
2 horas para concluir

Romance and Realism

This week we journey into the Mines of Moria, comparing a scene in Tolkien's novel, Peter Jackson's film, and "The Lord of the Rings Online." Then it's back to romance literature to delve into the intricacies of allegory, plot, theme, and character. The week closes with a look at John Keats' haunting ballad, "La Belle Dame sans Merci." ***For details about this week's Readings, go to the Syllabus page in your Resources tab....
13 vídeos (total de (Total 129 mín.) min), 2 testes
13 videos
Genres of Romance 4min
The Romance Circle 14min
Allegory Defined 11min
Tolkien on Allegory15min
Genre and Plot Forms8min
Lost in an Episodic Plot10min
Wandering and Doubling in Romance7min
Issues of Theme and Content8min
Flat vs. Round Characters12min
Daemonic Characters and Romance Character Systems7min
Keats, "La Belle Dame sans Merci" I 7min
Keats, "La Belle Dame sans Merci" II 10min
2 exercícios práticos
Week 3 Standard Quiz (All students complete this quiz)12min
Week 3 Honors Quiz (Honors students complete the Week 3 Standard Quiz and this quiz)6min
Semana
4
4 horas para concluir

Space and Time in Three Media

Week 4's initial focus is our natural concepts of space and time, and how these dimensions inform the "storyworld" of a narrative. We then examine how directors, authors, and video game developers use these innate frameworks to tell stories, invoking Seymour Chapman's book "Film and Discourse: Narrative Structure in Fiction and Film." Close attention is paid to the mechanics of point of view, and how its use allows artists to connect with audiences. ***For details about this week's Readings, go to the Syllabus page in your Resources tab....
10 vídeos (total de (Total 75 mín.) min), 3 testes
10 videos
Storyworlds5min
Spatial Issues in Film 8min
Gameplay: Spatial Issues in Immersive Games (Stone Trolls)9min
Point of View in Novels and Films 14min
Point of View in Games7min
Temporal Order I: Introduction 7min
Temporal Order II: Film3min
Temporal Order III: Painting 2min
Temporal Order IV: Gaming 8min
2 exercícios práticos
Week 4 Standard Quiz (All students complete this quiz)14min
Week 4 Honors Quiz (Honors students complete the Week 4 Standard Quiz, this quiz, and the Week 4 Peer Review)6min
Semana
5
2 horas para concluir

Pwning Spenser’s Faerie Queene

Hold on tight as we plunge into a discussion of Edmund Spenser's "The Faerie Queene," one of the greatest romance poems in English. You will see for yourself how deep the vein of romance is when you read this story of knights, castles, an evil seductress, and an indomitable heroine. Then watch how a group of students remediated the same story in a video game they created: "Faerie Queene Online." ***For details about this week's Readings, go to the Syllabus page in your Resources tab....
7 vídeos (total de (Total 87 mín.) min), 2 testes
7 videos
Spenser, the Man and the Poet 5min
The Faerie Queene, Book III, Canto 1, Stanzas 1-712min
The Faerie Queene, Book III, Canto 1, Stanzas 8-1910min
The Faerie Queene, Book III, Canto 1, Stanzas 20-4014min
The Faerie Queene, Book III, Canto 1, Stanzas 41-67 15min
Gameplay: Faerie Queene Online18min
2 exercícios práticos
Week 5 Standard Quiz (All students complete this quiz)18min
Week 5 Honors Quiz (Honors students complete the Week 5 Standard Quiz and this quiz)2min
Semana
6
4 horas para concluir

The Holy Grail: A Good End Game

Since Aristotle, the one constant in the study of narrative has been the analysis of beginnings, middles, and ends. As is appropriate for our last week, we spend much of our time examining how Tolkien takes leave of his readers at the end of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. The final stage of MMOs--when your character has maxed out and completed all the quests--has always presented challenges to game makers. Although LOTRO continues to take us on our journey toward Mordor, it cannot escape the challenge of creating end-game material for advanced players. We look at two attempts to include advanced players in the events of Western Rohan and Helm's Deep. Finally, we ponder what comes after the end, as we read Alfred, Lord Tennyson's poem, "Ulysses." ***For details about this week's Readings, go to the Syllabus page in your Resources tab....
9 vídeos (total de (Total 96 mín.) min), 3 testes
9 videos
Beginnings, Middles, and Ends II 8min
Fellowship's End 14min
The Many Ends of The Lord of the Rings I9min
The Many Ends of The Lord of the Rings II 10min
Gameplay: Helm's Deep and the Breaking of Isengard9min
Quest's End: Tennyson's "Ulysses" I11min
Quest's End: Tennyson's "Ulysses" II15min
Optional: Valedictory Video5min
2 exercícios práticos
Week 6 Standard Quiz (All students complete this quiz)18min
Week 6 Honors Quiz (Honors students complete the Week 6 Standard Quiz, this quiz, and the Week 6 Peer Review)2min
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por GDJun 17th 2016

An interesting course for anyone who likes lord of the rings online, fantasy (modern and presents), literature, video games, and/or movies! It's the ultimate combination for maximum nerddom!

por AMFeb 20th 2018

It was very interesting and fun. I liked the literature and examples of the workshop, it was very interesting and It did awaken a much slept passion for poetry and romance.

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Sobre Universidade Vanderbilt

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