Presentations and Publications


Brown, A. and Stenros, J. (eds.) 2018. Adult Play Special Issue. Games and Culture. 13 (3). Pp. 215-321.

Brown, A. and Gallagher, R. 2018. ‘Gaming and Sex’ in Nixon, P. and Düsterhöft, I. K. (eds) Sex in the Digital Age. New York: Routledge.

Brown, A. and Bidara, R. (eds). 2017. Transactions of the Digital Games Research Association Special Issue. ToDiGRA 3(2).

Brown, A. 2017. ‘Videogames and Sex‘ in Smith, C., Attwood, F. and McNair, B. (eds) The Routledge Companion to Media, Sex and Sexuality. New York: Routledge.

Harviainen, J.; Brown, A. M. L. and Suominen, J. (2016) ‘Three Waves of Awkwardness: A Meta-Analysis of Sex in Game Studies’, Games and Culture, 11(3).

Brown, A. (2015). Sexuality in Role-Playing Games. New York: Routledge.

Mortensen, T.E., Linderoth, J. and Brown, A. (eds) (2015). The Dark Side of Game Play. New York: Routledge.

Brown, A. (2015). ‘Towards a Taxonomy of Sexy Analogue Play’, Analogue Game Studies, 2(5).

Brown, A. and Berg Marklund, B. (2015). ‘Animal Crossing: New Leaf and the Diversity of Horror in Video Games’, proceedings of the 8th Digital Games Research Association conference. 14 May 2015.

Brown, A. (2015). ‘Awkward: The importance of reflexivity in ethnographic methods’. In Lankoski, P. and Björk, S., eds. Game Research Methods: An Overview. ETC Press. Ch. 6.

Brown, A. (2015). “He is Coming to the Wedding”: Exploring Narratives of Love and Friendship Among Erotic Role Players in World of Warcraft. In Enevold, J. and MacCallum-Stewart, E. (2015). Game Love. McFarland & Company. Ch. 7.

Jones, M. and Brown, A. (2014). ‘Expediency and Expendability: An Exhumation of the Morality of Necromancy’. In Robichaud, C., ed. Dungeons and Dragons and Philosophy. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell. Ch. 11.

Brown, A. (2013). ‘‘I Put on my Robe and Wizard Hat’: A brief introduction to erotic role play (and the questions it raises)’. First Person Scholar (Blog).

 Brown, A. (2012). ‘‘No One-Handed Typing’: An exploration of cheats and spoilsports in an erotic role play community in World of Warcraft’Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds, 4(3).

Brown, A. (2011). ‘Players and the Love Game’, proceedings of the 5th Digital Games Research Association conference. 17 September 2011.

Brown, A. and Temple, E. M. (2011). ‘A Feminist Critique of Outdated Constructions of Gender: A response to Zucker et al. (1999)’. Psychology of Women Section Review. 13 (1).

Perry, N., Mitchell Kay, S., Brown, A. (2007) “Continuity and Change in Home Literacy Practices of Hispanic Families with Preschool Children” in Early Childhood Development and Care. Volume 178, issue 1.

Presentations, Conferences, and Talks

Medieval Performance and Child’s Play: The Difficult Task of Preserving English Cultural Heritage through Games’, paper given at Game History Symposium, UQAM Annexe, Montréal, QC, CA, 28-30 June 2016.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf and the Diversity of Horror in Video Games’, paper given at the 8th Digital Games Research Association conference, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, DE, 14-17 May 2015.

‘Sex as Play’ talk given and invited commentator at Adult Play Seminar, University of Tampere, Tampere, FI. 11-12 May 2015.

‘Virtual Ludic Sexuality and the Home’ talk given at AHRC funded expert workshop ‘Culture, Value, and Attention at Home’, at Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, UK. 22 May 2014.

‘Sex and Games’ invited guest lecture at The University of Skövde, Skövde, Sweden. 13 May 2014.

‘The Puberty of Games Studies’ paper presented at Critical Evaluation of Games Studies Seminar at the University of Tampere. Tampere, Finland. 28-29th April 2014.

‘Creativity, Companionship, and Masturbation: Overturning stereotypes of erotic role players in World of Warcraft.’ Early Career Research Seminar, School of Social Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. 6 November 2013.

‘Defragging the Methodology of Games Studies’ panel chair at 6thAnnual Digital Games Research Association conferences at Georgian Terrace Hotel. Atlanta, Georgia, USA. 26-29th August 2013.

‘Threesomes, Waterfalls, and Healing Spells: The utility of magic, fantasy, and game mechanics in erotic role-play in World of Warcraft’ paper presented at Role Playing in Games Seminar at the University of Tampere. Tampere, Finland. 10-11 April 2012.

‘‘It Will Keep its Hands to Itself, Won’t It? NPC disciplinary responses to ‘evil’ player actions in Skyrim and transition to the mimicked Panopticon.’ The Darkside Panel, Nordic DiGRA, University of Tampere, 8th June 2012.

‘Show Me the Game Love!’ workshop leader at Under the Mask, University of Bedfordshire. Luton, UK. 13th June 2012.

 ‘Revisiting the Issue of Avatar Rape: Comparing past findings with new research from erotic role play communities in World of Warcraft’ paper given at Console-ing Passions, Suffolk University. Boston, Massachusetts, USA. 19-21 July 2012.

‘Players and the Love Game’ presentation for the 5th Annual Digital Games Research Association conference at Utrecht School of the Arts. Hilversum, Netherlands. 14-17th September 2011.

‘‘He’s Coming to the Wedding’: Exploring narratives of love and friendship among erotic role players in World of Warcraft’presentation at Lund University. Lund, Sweden. 14-18 November 2011.

‘Lesbian Elves and Goblin Sex Machines’ presentation at Under the Mask, University of Bedfordshire. Luton, UK. 2nd June 2011.

‘No One-handed Typing’ presentation at Multi.player, University of Hohenheim. Stuttgart, Germany. 21-23rd July 2011.

‘The Future of Confusion’ a presentation on cybergoth culture given to Sociology of Popular Music second year undergraduate class at The University of Manchester. Manchester, UK. 18 March 2011.

‘‘What was your motivation to have your character raped and then eaten?‘: Ethical and methodological challenges to online and video game research’ presented at a sociology PhD student seminar at The University of Manchester. Manchester, UK. 15th November 2010.

‘Romancing the Avatar: A sociological look into how group dynamics influence the sexuality of play’ presented at a sociology PhD student seminar at The University of Manchester. Manchester, UK. 26 April 2010.

‘‘I am Druid, Hear Me Roar!’ Introducing young women in gamer grrl communities’ presented at Young Feminisms PhD seminar at The University of Manchester. Manchester, UK. 11 May 2010.

‘Huizinga’s concept of a ‘magic circle’ of gaming applied to a massive multiplayer context’ presented at Playthings… at The University of Manchester. Manchester, UK. 4th November 2009.

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