Continuing on with our series of video in video game criticism, this month, I have Sam Gronseth, the Game Professor of the YouTube channel Games as Literature, on to talk.
Sam Gronseth taught a class to teach literary analysis using video games instead of novels or short stories for several charter schools. He then turned those lesson plans into a YouTube channel. His videos are filled with accessible explanations, from basic 101 concepts to understanding the deeper meaning of video games. In addition, he has created Literary Analysis videos that go in-depth on a specific title. We talk about that original class, the struggle of keeping up a schedule for a hobby, and the pleasure that teaching and video making have given him.
Games as Literature YouTube Channel
Games as Lit. 101 – Literary Analysis – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Games as Lit. 101 – Literary Analysis – Bioshock
Games as Lit. 101 – Literary Analysis – Gears of War Trilogy
Games as Lit. 101 – Literary Analysis – The Stanley Parable
Gaming Symposium YouTube Channel
Opening Theme: ‘Close’ by The Alpha Conspiracy
Closing Theme: ‘Wishing Never’ by The Alpha Conspiracy