2014-2018 University of Central Florida
PhD in Texts and Technology
Dissertation: Emergent Narrative: Stories of Play and Playing with Stories
Director: Anastasia Salter
2012-2014 McNeese State University
M.A. in English, May 2014
Thesis: Pixilated Magic: Finding the Literary in Video Games
Director: Rita Costello
2009-2011 McNeese State University
B.A. in English, May 2011, Magna Cum Laude
Academic Work Experience
2018-Present Assistant Professor, Nicholson School of Communication and Media, University of Central Florida
2014-2018 Graduate Teaching Associate, Freshman Composition, University of Central Florida
2015-2016 Adjunct Instructor, Freshman Composition, Valencia Community College – Osceola Campus
2014-2014 Peer Tutor, University Writing Center, University of Central Florida
2013-2014 Freshman English Composition Instructor/Graduate Assistant, McNeese State University
2011-2014 Professional Development Coordinator, Write to Excellence Center, McNeese State University
2009-2014 Writing Tutor, Write to Excellence Center, McNeese State University,
2011-2013 Midpoint Assessment of Academic Progress Writing Evaluator, McNeese State University
Fall 2015 Rhetorical Consultant, Waitr, Lake Charles, LA, 70669
Murnane, E. and Howard, K. (2018). “Stacking Magic: The Flexible Simplicity of Analog Rules.” Well Played, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 84-99.
Murnane, E. (2018) “A Model for Conscientious Play: The Moral Tightrope of StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void.” The Journal of Popular Culture, vol. 51. no. 1, pp. 236-54.
Murnane, E. (Forthcoming August 2018) “To Be the Very Best…You Gotta Pay: Motivation and Resources in Pokémon Go.” In Not Just Play: Essays on Motivations and Impacts of Pokemon GO. Edited by Jamie Henthorn, Andrew Kulak, Kristopher Purzycki, and Stephanie Vie. MacFarland Press.
Murnane, E. (2018). “Unraveling the Mortal Coil: Death and Stories of Play.” In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on the Foundations of Digital Games, Malmö, Sweden, August 7-10 2018 (FDG 2018), 10 pages. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3102071.3102088
2017-Present Editorial Review Board, Press Start, University of Glasgow
Moeller, L. and Murnane, E. “Entwined Storytelling: Bringing Interactive Creative Nonfiction into the Classroom.” (May 2018) Computers and Writing Conference, Fairfax, VA.
Moeller, L., Murnane, E., and Salter, A. “Weaving Nonlinear Tales: Constructing Ludic Narratives with Twine 2.X.” (May 2018) Computers and Writing Conference, Fairfax, VA. Half-day Workshop.
Moeller, L. and Murnane, E. “Echoes of Identity in Interactive Fiction: Empowering Students through Interactive Storytelling in Twine.” (April 2018) Our Digital Humanity: Storytelling, Media Organizing, and Social Justice, Bethlehem, PA.
Murnane, E. “Stay a While and Listen: Player Journaling and the Representation of Play” (March 2018) Society for Cinema and Media Studies Annual Conference, Toronto, Ontario.
Murnane, E. “Surrealist (video) Games.” (November 2017) HASTAC, Orlando, FL. Soapbox Talk.
Foley, C., Howard, K., Kretzschmar, M., Murnane, E., and Raffel, S. (November 2017) “Defining and Questioning the Terms ‘Casual’ and ‘Hardcore’ in Video Games.” HASTAC, Orlando, FL. Roundtable.
Murnane, E. and Howard K. (October 2017) “Stacking Magic: The Flexible Simplicity of Magic: The Gathering.” PCA South, Savanah GA.
Murnane, E. (August 2017) Doctoral Consortium, Foundations of Digital Games International Conference. Cape Cod, MA. Consortium Presentation.
Murnane, E. (August 2017) “‘And Then…He Shot Me in the Knee:’ An Analysis of Emergent Narrative in Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” Foundations of Digital Games International Conference. Cape Cod, MA. Poster Presentation.
Murnane, E. (April 2017) “A Model for Conscientious Play: The Moral Tightrope of StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void.” PCA/ACA National Conference. San Diego, CA.
Murnane, E. (March 2016) “From Euripides to the Zerg Hive: Sarah Kerrigan as a Modern Reimagination of the Medean Revenge Tragedy. “PCA/ACA National Conference. Seattle, WA.
Murnane, E. (February 2015) “The Shattered Minds of Kingdom Hearts.” 4th Annual UCF English Symposium. University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.
Murnane, E. (April 2014) “Understanding the Praxis”. Write to Excellence Center. McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA. Workshop.
Murnane, E. (March 2014) “Nobody Puts Trollfürst in the Corner.” Sigma Tau Delta International Conference, Savannah, GA. Short Fiction Presentation.
Murnane, E. (March 2013) “Moving Day” Sigma Tau Delta International Conference. Portland, OR. Short Fiction Presentation.
Murnane, E. (March 2010) “Managing the Slippery Comma” Write to Excellence Center. McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA. Workshop.
Murnane, E. (September 2010) “MLA” Write to Excellence Center. McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA. Workshop.
Graduate Presentation Fellowship, University of Central Florida, August 2017
William E. Brigman Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper in Popular Culture, March 2017
Dore Graduate School Distinguished First Year Composition Instructor Award: Spring 2014
Murnane, E. (2014) “The Setting Sun and Jasmine,” (Poem) The Arena, vol. 45.
Murnane, E. (2013) “I Promise This Is a Love Sonnet,” (Poem) The Arena, vol. 44.
Murnane, E. (2012) “Toothbrush,” (Poem) The Arena, vol. 43.
Murnane, E. (2012) “The Secrets in the Coffee,” (Short Fiction) The Arena, vol. 43.
Murnane, E. (2009) “Clique,” (Short Fiction) The Arena, vol. 40.
Video/Film/Multimdeia Projects Developed
Murnane, E. (2017) Three Hundred Days in the North (Narrative Photojournal), UCF. https://tandtprojects.cah.ucf.edu/~er397450/300days.html
Murnane, E. (2015) Regular Quest (Storytelling Web Project), UCF. https://tandtprojects.cah.ucf.edu/~er397450/home.php
You Can Stay Here (Pitch Piece) (2013) Preproduction Coordinator, Script Supervisor, Sternwood and MacGuffin
“The Law Center” (30 and 60 Second Television Spot), (2013) Director of Photography/Editor, The Southwest Louisiana Law Center
The Visitor from Parnassus (Filmed Play) (2012) Director of Photography/Editor, Sigma Tau Delta, Pi Zeta Chapter
“Undergraduate Scholar,” (Documentary) (2011) Director of Photography/Editor, McNeese State University
“Zombie MLA” (MLA Developmental Podcast) (2010) Writer/Lead Actor/Editor, Write to Excellence Center
“Meet Your Opportunity,” (Ad Campaign) (2010) Consultant, McNeese State University
East Stackton, (Short Film) (2010) Pre/Postproduction Coordinator, Script Supervisor, Sternwood and MacGuffin
University of Central Florida
Front End Design
Previsualization and Concept Development
Introduction to Writing Studies
Research in Writing Studies
Valencia Community College
McNeese State University
Introduction to Research Writing
Student Centered Peer Tutoring
Principles of Visual Learning, October 23, 2017, Anastasia Salter
Digital Rhetoric, March 3, 2017, Nicholas De Armas
Adobe Premiere Pro
Twine (Interactive Fiction/Hypertext)
Unity (Game Development – 2D)
2014-2018 Texts and Technology Graduate Student Organization, Colloquium Coordinator, University of Central Florida
2016-Present Popular Culture Association
2017-Present Society for Cinema and Media Studies
2010-2014 Member of Sigma Tau Delta, Pi Zeta Chapter, McNeese State University