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Dr. Luke Arnott

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Luke Arnott holds a BA in History and Classics from McGill University (2004), and an MA in Comparative Literature (2008) and a PhD in Media Studies from the University of Western Ontario (2015). He has a standing appointment in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies and teaches courses in the MIT, Digicomm, and CAP programs.

Luke has developed and taught courses such as MIT 3371/DIGICOMM 3206 "From Arcades to Esports: Video Game Culture, Technology and Industry," MIT 2185 "The Story of Play: Why Games Matter," and DIGICOMM 3307 "Livestreaming: Theory and Practice."

In addition, Luke has also taught MIT 3200 "Rebels and Rogues: Outlaws in Culture and Theory," MIT 2153 "Entertainment Industries and Popular Culture," MIT 2155 "Social Media, Virtual Gaming and Networked Life" and MIT 3901 "Getting the Message Out: Activism and Mainstream Media."

You can follow Luke (as Doc Arnott) on Twitter and Twitch.

Luke's published research is focused on genre theory and the epic, specifically its manifestation in new narrative contexts in media such as video games and comic books. His scholarly publications include:

 


DIGICOMM 2002 Virtual Worlds 2023 Winter DIGICOMM 3206 From Arcades to eSports: Video Game Culture, Technology, and Industry 2021 Fall , 2021 Winter , 2020 Winter DIGICOMM 3307 Special Topics in Digital Communication: Live Streaming: Theory and Practice 2023 Winter , 2022 Winter MIT 2153 Entertainment Industries and Popular Culture 2017 Fall , 2016 Fall , 2016 Winter MIT 2155 Social Media, Virtual Gaming and Networked Life 2020 Winter , 2019 Winter , 2018 Winter MIT 2185 Special Topics in MIT: The Story of Play: Why Games Matter 2022 Fall , 2021 Fall , 2019 Fall MIT 3200 Rebels and Rogues: Outlaws in Culture and Theory 2018 Fall , 2015 Fall , 2015 Winter , 2014 Fall , 2013 Fall MIT 3371 From Arcades to eSports: Video Game Culture, Technology, and Industry 2022 Fall , 2021 Fall , 2021 Winter , 2020 Winter , 2017 Fall , 2016 Fall , 2015 Fall , 2015 Winter (2 sections)