Aug 5, 2020
S1E05 Games with Dr. Jason Hawreliak
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Like most people, you might be playing a lot of games these days: board games, video games, or games on your phone. But have you thought about how those games communicate meaning? In this episode we speak with Dr. Jason Hawreliak from Brock’s Centre for Digital Humanities, about how games communicate meaning and even propaganda.

Listen on to hear more about Animal Crossing, Call of Duty, and the field of game studies. 

Find a full transcript at



Multimodal Semiotics and Rhetoric in Videogames (Routledge 2018)

Playing video games can ease loneliness during the coronavirus pandemic (with Aaron Langille and Charles Daviau; The Conversation)

Humanities champions honoured at spring symposium (Brock News)

Centre for Digital Humanities, Brock University



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Foreword is hosted and produced by Alison Innes for the Faculty of Humanities at Brock University.

Sound design and editing by Serena Atallah. Theme music is by Khalid Imam.

Special thanks to Brock University’s MakerSpace and Brock University Marketing and Communications for studio and web support.

This podcast is financially supported by the Faculty of Humanities at Brock University.

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