About Us

GamesLit 2019

Games and Literary Theory Conference (GamesLit) is an annual conference for scholars of literature interested in expanding the scope of literary theory, and game scholars concerned with adapting the methodological and theoretical approaches of literary theory for the study of games.

Previous conferences were held in Malta (2013), Amsterdam (2014), New Orleans (2015), Kraków (2016), Montreal (2017) and Copenhagen (2018). Presidency University, Kolkata is honoured to host the first international games conference in India.

About Presidency University

Presidency University has a unique place in history. It was one of the first institutes of Western-type higher education in Asia. In 1817, a group of enlightened Indians and Englishmen set up the Hindoo College.This was taken over the British Government in 1855 as the College of the Bengal Presidency, and placed in 1857 under the newly founded Calcutta University.

Over the next hundred years and more, Presidency College was Bengal’s pre-eminent centre of higher learning. Although a constituent college of Calcutta University, it preserved a tradition of research matched by few universities in India. This gave a unique dimension to its undergraduate teaching. The formal establishment of Presidency University in July 2010 allows it to refashion its venerable traditions and continuing strengths into a leading institution of the future. Presidency has recently completed its bicentenary and boasts Nobel laureates and many eminent personalities among its alumni.

Programme Committee

Programme Chair

Carl Therrien, University of Montreal

Programme Committee

Hans-Joachim Backe, ITU Copenhagen

Tomasz Majkowski, Jagiellonian University, Krakow

Local Organising Committee

Souvik Mukherjee, Presidency University, Kolkata

Debanjana Nayek, Presidency University, Kolkata.

Student volunteers: Souvik Kar, Preeshita Biswas and Gargi Ghoshal (PG2), Sourav Chattopadhyay, Debanjan Mahapatra and Nikita Mehta (UG 3) and Aritro Bhattacharya (UG1)

We also express our heartfelt thanks to all those in the Games Studies community who helped with the peer-review process.