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Use the GDC 2021 Session Viewer to browse and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by day, time, pass type, topic, and format. All registered attendees will be able to build their personal schedule directly within the event platform, once live early July 2021. All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Maddalena GrattarolaNarrative DesignerBroken Arms Games

Maddalena Grattarola is a scholar in Russian and American postmodern literature with a background in comparative literature, critical theory and media studies. She is an Associate lecturer at the London College of Communication, MA and BA in Games Design (UAL, UK), at the University for the Creative Arts, MA in Games Design (UCA, UK), and a Visiting Lecturer at Goldsmiths University of London (UK). Maddalena is the writer and narrative designer at Space Backyard, and she is a freelance narrative designer. Within the cultural association Game Happens, she is responsible for coordinating and curating the conference programs of the International Festival Game Happens and those of the partner events. Interested in analysing narrative video games through the lens of literary theories, she has given lectures about the intersection of literature and games, and conducted workshops on interactive storytelling and narrative design. Former editor at a publishing house, she co-founded the webzine Papille because she strongly believes in a transdisciplinary approach to video game criticism.