“I am with you!” Body genres, empathy, and video games

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dc.contributor.advisor Kavka, M en
dc.contributor.author Grubner, Stephen en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-02T22:31:56Z en
dc.date.issued 2018 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/45039 en
dc.description Full Text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract This thesis applies Linda Williams’ film theory of body genres across media to video games, resolving the similarities between filmic genres (horror and melodrama) with their game counterparts. Williams’ theory is fleshed out to establish genre conventions, while also proposing that the audience’s own feelings of empathy area driving force behind corporeal engagement. The theory is then expanded beyond the three initial theories proposed by Williams (pornography, horror, and melodrama), to include both ‘zombie’ and ‘superhero’ genre texts. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99265118013602091 en
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dc.rights Restricted Item. Full Text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/nz/ en
dc.title “I am with you!” Body genres, empathy, and video games en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline Media, Film and Television en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Masters en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.elements-id 758500 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-12-20 en


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