Brandon Essary

Associate Professor of Italian at Elon University

Email: dbessary@elon.edu

  • Ludic keywords: Video Games, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, games with complex narratives that demonstrate literary elements, game-based learning, gameful learning
  • Language keywords: Italian, Romance languages
  • Pedagogy keywords: SoTL, teaching language, culture, and literature with video games, medieval literature, space theory, sacred and profane theory

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Brandon is currently experimenting with teaching literature and language with and through video games with complex narratives in English and Italian. He applies this teaching intervention in upper-level Italian courses, capstone seminars for third- and fourth-year students, and first-year student seminars.

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