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Semaine
1
2 heures pour terminer

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.

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9 vidéos (Total 94 min), 1 lecture, 2 quiz
9 vidéos
Games as Culture5 min
LOTRO Gameplay: Epic Quest Line, Book 112 min
Remediation11 min
Types of Video and Computer Games12 min
A Brief History of Games9 min
Juul: Emergence and Progression15 min
Juul: Rules and Fiction11 min
Cavafy's "Ithaca"7 min
1 lecture
Course Overview10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Week 1 Standard Quiz (All students complete this quiz)18 min
Week 1 Honors Quiz (Honors students complete the Week 1 Standard Quiz and this quiz)4 min
Semaine
2
4 heures pour terminer

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.

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10 vidéos (Total 113 min), 3 quiz
10 vidéos
LOTRO Gameplay: Frodo and the Prancing Pony9 min
Tolkien's Life and Works10 min
Tolkien's Popularity8 min
Themes in Tolkien's Writing14 min
Quests as Structural Elements of Games12 min
The Quester and the Quest9 min
Part 1: Roland's Psyche6 min
Part 2: Elements of the Quest Romance15 min
Part 3: The Poem's Lyric Nature15 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Week 2 Standard Quiz (All students complete this quiz)16 min
Week 2 Honors Quiz (Honors students complete the Week 2 Standard Quiz, this quiz, and the Week 2 Peer Review)4 min
Semaine
3
2 heures pour terminer

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.

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13 vidéos (Total 129 min), 2 quiz
13 vidéos
Genres of Romance 4 min
The Romance Circle 14 min
Allegory Defined 11 min
Tolkien on Allegory15 min
Genre and Plot Forms8 min
Lost in an Episodic Plot10 min
Wandering and Doubling in Romance7 min
Issues of Theme and Content8 min
Flat vs. Round Characters12 min
Daemonic Characters and Romance Character Systems7 min
Keats, "La Belle Dame sans Merci" I 7 min
Keats, "La Belle Dame sans Merci" II 10 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Week 3 Standard Quiz (All students complete this quiz)12 min
Week 3 Honors Quiz (Honors students complete the Week 3 Standard Quiz and this quiz)6 min
Semaine
4
4 heures pour terminer

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.

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10 vidéos (Total 75 min), 3 quiz
10 vidéos
Storyworlds5 min
Spatial Issues in Film 8 min
Gameplay: Spatial Issues in Immersive Games (Stone Trolls)9 min
Point of View in Novels and Films 14 min
Point of View in Games7 min
Temporal Order I: Introduction 7 min
Temporal Order II: Film3 min
Temporal Order III: Painting 2 min
Temporal Order IV: Gaming 8 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Week 4 Standard Quiz (All students complete this quiz)14 min
Week 4 Honors Quiz (Honors students complete the Week 4 Standard Quiz, this quiz, and the Week 4 Peer Review)6 min
Semaine
5
2 heures pour terminer

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.

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7 vidéos (Total 87 min), 2 quiz
7 vidéos
Spenser, the Man and the Poet 5 min
The Faerie Queene, Book III, Canto 1, Stanzas 1-712 min
The Faerie Queene, Book III, Canto 1, Stanzas 8-1910 min
The Faerie Queene, Book III, Canto 1, Stanzas 20-4014 min
The Faerie Queene, Book III, Canto 1, Stanzas 41-67 15 min
Gameplay: Faerie Queene Online18 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Week 5 Standard Quiz (All students complete this quiz)18 min
Week 5 Honors Quiz (Honors students complete the Week 5 Standard Quiz and this quiz)2 min
Semaine
6
4 heures pour terminer

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.

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9 vidéos (Total 96 min), 3 quiz
9 vidéos
Beginnings, Middles, and Ends II 8 min
Fellowship's End 14 min
The Many Ends of The Lord of the Rings I9 min
The Many Ends of The Lord of the Rings II 10 min
Gameplay: Helm's Deep and the Breaking of Isengard9 min
Quest's End: Tennyson's "Ulysses" I11 min
Quest's End: Tennyson's "Ulysses" II15 min
Optional: Valedictory Video5 min
2 exercices pour s'entraîner
Week 6 Standard Quiz (All students complete this quiz)18 min
Week 6 Honors Quiz (Honors students complete the Week 6 Standard Quiz, this quiz, and the Week 6 Peer Review)2 min
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par 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!

par 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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