Ludic Literature and Literary Games

Ludic Literature Literary Games

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The transformation of popular literature and children’s literature into giant franchises of book, film and game is a commonplace event in contemporary culture

It is less common to find similar transformations of canonical literary texts. This one day conference will show how literary treasures such as unique manuscripts in the British Library archive might be re-imagined through drama, film and videogame by students and young people. It will feature game-play, film and drama demonstrations, and talks by academics, educators and curators with different takes on how such transformations happen and what they mean.

This event is suitable for researchers and educators in literary studies, game studies, media studies, film studies, mediaeval studies; librarians, curators and archivists in the GLAM sector.

Keynote speakers include: 

Professor Ian Bogost, Georgia Institute of Technology; and, 

Professor Andrew Prescott, Theme Fellow, AHRC Digital Transformations.

This day marks the end of Playing Beowulf: Gaming the Library, a project conducted by UCL Education and English, in partnership with the British Library and University of Sydney, supported by the AHRC’s Digital Transformations programme. Find out more about the project


Sponsors – Left to right: Arts & Humanities Research Council; UCL; British Library; The Unversity of Sydney


Name: Ludic Literature and Literary Games
Where: Conference Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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When: -
Price: Full Price: £50.00
Senior 60+: £20.00
Student: £20.00
Registered Unemployed: £20.00
Under 18: £20.00
Friend of the BL: £20.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546