EDUCATION

2012-Present

PhD, English Language and Literature

University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

2008-2009

MA, English

Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

2003-2007

BA, English

Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

TEACHING

2018

ENGL109 Introduction to Academic Writing

          University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

2017

ENGL295 Social Media 

          University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

2016

ENGL208A Forms of Fantasy (English, University of Waterloo)

          University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

2015

ENGL208A Forms of Fantasy (English, University of Waterloo)

          University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

2009-2012

Professor, EnglisH
Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

2012

ENL2100 Communication for Construction Project Management (online)

CON8430 Computers & You 

          Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

2011

ENL0010 Introduction to Science Fiction

CON8430 Computers & You

          Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

2010

ENL0010 Introduction to Science Fiction

ENL1813 Communications I

ENL1819 Technical Writing

          Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

2009

ENL1813 Communications I

ENL1819 Technical Writing

          Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

 

RESEARCH EMPLOYMENT

2017

"Cobble Cards: Workshop" Game Design Camp.
Funded by The Games Institute, University of Waterloo

2016

“Cobble Cards: Workshop” Game Design Camp.
Funded by Stratford Campus, University of Waterloo

2015

“Alice and Schrodinger’s Excellent Adventure: A Location-Based Story”
Funded by Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum Nano Centre, University of Waterloo

2014

Games Institute Janes, cofounder.
Funded by the Games Institute, University of Waterloo.

PUBLICATIONS

Peer Reviewed

Vist, Elise. “Cyborg Games: Videogame Blasphemy and Disorientation.” Loading... 9.14 (2015). Web.

Khaled, Rilla, Pippin Barr, Robert Biddle, Brian Greenspan, and Elise Vist. “StoryTrek: Experiencing Stories in the Real World.” Proceedings of Mindtrek 2011. 2011.

Other Publications

Dungeons and Queers: Reparative Play in Dungeons and Dragons.” First Person Scholar. May 2018

Immersed in a fantasy world.” First Person Scholar. January 2016.

Actually, it’s about Aca-Fandom in Game Studies.” First Person Scholar. May 2015.

Book Review: Ethnography and Virtual Worlds: A Handbook of Method.” First Person Scholar. March 2015.

Book Review: Rise of the Videogame Zinesters.” First Person Scholar. January 2013.

Conference Presentations

2018

“Bromance to Romance in the NHL and Hockey Real Person Fanfiction” The Hockey Conference. Edmonton. July 5-7.

2017

“Soft (Hands), Hard (Bodies): Hockey RPF and the Queer Bodies of Sidney Crosby and Tyler Seguin” Sexuality Studies Association Congress. Toronto. May 27-29.

2016

“The Supernatural Family: Intimacy, Immersion, and Play at Creation Conventions” Fan Studies Network Conference. Norwich, England. June 25-26.

2015

Vist, Elise. “Bioware’s Dragon Age: Rewriting Medieval England.” Medievalism in Games Conference. UC Davis. California, USA.

Vist, Elise. “#GamerG4te and #GamerG4tors: Idiosyncratic Tags and the Creation of Intimate Publics on Tumblr.” CGSA: Congress. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

2014

“In the Spirit of Tolkien or Not.” Conference Paper: Pop Culture Association. Chicago.

2013

“Spaces Across: Negotiating Control in Locative Narratives.” Conference Paper: American Comparative Literature Association. Toronto, 2013.

“Anna Anthropy’s Videogame Blasphemy.” Conference Paper: Interface 2013. Ottawa, 2013.

2011

“Isolation U: Authority and Locative Narratives.” Conference Paper: Interacting with Immersive Worlds, Brock University, 2011.

OTHER SCHOLARLY WORK

INVITED ADDRESSES AND CAMPUS TALKS

2015

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Immersion?” Brown Bag Lecture. Games Institute. University of Waterloo. Ontario, Canada.

“Gender, Games, and Cobble Cards.” Guest Lecture. Play, Creativity and Child Development (REC 200), Professor Zara Rafferty

“Can we have a Bisexual Captain America?” Guest Lecture. Superheroes (ENGL108A), Instructor Sarah Gibbons

“Sex and Romance in Games.” Guest Lecture. Games and Gamers (SOC225). Professor Jennifer Whitson.

“Fan Studies Methodologies.” Guest Lecture. Introduction to Digital Media Studies (ENGL293), Instructor Emma Vossen. 

2014

Vist, Elise and Emma Vossen. “Fanworks and Fidelity: Lord of the Rings Lady Hobbits” Salon. Critical Media Lab. University of Waterloo. Ontario, Canada.

AWARDS

2016 Ontario Graduate Scholarship         $15,000

2016 President’s Scholarship                    $5000

2015 Ontario Graduate Scholarship         $15,000

2015 President’s Scholarship                    $10,000

2015 Graduate Research Scholarship      $7,000

2014 Ontario Graduate Scholarship         $15,000

2014 President’s Scholarship                    $10,000

2014    WK Thomas Graduate Award           $5,000

2014 James and Elise Devitt Award           $5,000

2013 Jack Grey Fellowship                        $5,000