Centre for Critical Thought, University of Kent, Canterbury (UK); Dept of English, University of Malta (Malta)
|Research interests relevant to game philosophy||
My PhD research focused on comedy and its countercultural potential. I have taught as an Assistant Lecturer in the School of Arts (University of Kent), and currently lecture at the University of Malta, where I draw together my interests in different media. I lecture in the English department, as well as being an occasional guest lecturer in the Institute of Digital Games (University of Malta). In particular, I focus on comedy in games. My background is in literature and law, and I am also interested in exploring the applicability and potential contribution of certain critical and literary approaches to game studies. I have published a paper on comedy in adventure games, drawing upon theories of comedy and parody, including Bergson and Bakhtin. I have also co-written a chapter in the volume Deadpool and Philosophy, in which the videogame is considered from a perspective indebted to Derrida’s writings on law and deconstruction, and am interested in further exploring the potential of these approaches. I was a member of the local organising team for the 2016 Philosophy of Computer Games conference, and participated in a discussion panel on Comedy and Games in the 2017 PoCG conference. .
|Publications and presentations relevant to game philosophy||
‘Self-Reflexivity and Humour in Adventure Games’ (Game Studies 15.1, 31 July 2015)
comedy; parody; deconstruction; Derrida
Krista Bonello R. Giappone
law, English literature, drama, game studies, social sciences (Masters in higher education)