Poetik und Politik der Fantasy am Medium Videospiel
In this study, the author develops a poetics of fantasy that calls into question the common interpretation of the genre as politically reactionary and aesthetically dull. On this basis, he argues that the video game has a specific affinity to the genre of fantasy, and he substantiates this thesis by analyzing artistically outstanding games such Dark Souls, Skyrim, and Hellblade.
KeywordsFantasy; game studies; genre theory; Tolkien research
ISBN9783110695380, 9783110693645, 9783110695427
Publication date and placeBerlin/Boston, 2020