Thesis on Visual Novels

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#1 by Ezezin
2023-03-12 at 20:04
< report >Last year, a master degree thesis about Visual Novels as a game genre using social studies, platform studies and fan studies (fan culture) was published. This thesis uses VNDB as reference for its social studies.

[To my fellow classmate, if you are reading this, thanks a lot for the link :) ]Last modified on 2023-03-12 at 21:34
#2 by dostedt
2023-03-12 at 21:06
< report >That's neat! I'm not all that familiar with the Singaporean uni system, but I wonder what major could allow someone to write about this. Regardless, novel research into the VN community is something that would be very interesting. I wonder if he's going to go for a PhD. Could you imagine a full blown PhD dissertation about VNs?
#3 by AmanoKaze
2023-03-13 at 01:45
< report >As someone who just finished his thesis, it must've been fun doing this on the topic that is basically your hobby. also #2, the major is communcation and new media (arts department), it says so on the documentLast modified on 2023-03-13 at 01:53
#4 by Yorhel
2023-03-13 at 06:20
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Could you imagine a full blown PhD dissertation about VNs?
I recently spoke with someone who did exactly that. His dissertation should be published in a few months.
#5 by dostedt
2023-03-13 at 07:38
< report >#3 I see. I didn't see it until after I made the post.

#4 Wow! That's something to look forward to. I hope it gets linked here on VNDB somewhere after it's published. It could be an interesting read. I myself am going for a PhD in a few years, but in a completely different field. I almost wish I could do mine on VNs or something similar when the time comes... Regardless, it will be nice to see more actual scholarly work about this medium.

What I really wish is to see the reaction from a reviewer in an academic journal who knows nothing about the medium having to get a basic understanding about it. It's a shame that we will never get to see it since that part doesn't get published. I just imagine some old man in academia needing to read someone meticulously explain what moege and nukige are, or what a fandisk made because a popular girl didn't get any route/h-scenes is. Another thought is if there is a dissertation defense or viva, imagine having to explain these things directly to a group of academics. It seems like a wild ride.


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