Melanie Oberg (she/her) is a PhD Student and instructor in the department of English and Film at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on video game
design and narrative—particularly, what video games can ‘tell’ the player without the use of language. She received her MA from the University of Victoria with a focus on Let’s Play Videos, fan culture and the spectacle of gameplay. She is a recipient of The Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship and a three-time recipient of the Academic Graduate Excellence Scholarship.