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Amy M. Green

Assistant Professor-in-Residence, English

Expertise: Video games, Gaming, Digital Narrative, Literature, Inspiring Students about Reading


Amy M. Green received her Ph.D in Literature from UNLV in 2009. She specialized in Shakespeare and 19th Century American Literature. Today, her work has evolved and she focuses on popular culture studies, especially with regards to literature, film, and video game analyses. She believes that more traditional analyses and interrogations — which are the hallmark of the liberal arts more generally — should also encompass our popular culture. She is especially interested in the expanding presence of video games as a compelling source of narrative, one that is necessarily participatory by nature. She includes whenever possible in her courses the study of digital narrative alongside more traditional forms of storytelling.

She has spoken about the importance of digital narrative in a successful TEDxUNLV talk, in an interview for KNPR’s State of Nevada program, and in a recent University Forum Lecture. She has also published articles focused on the analysis of digital narrative. She is an enthusiastic and engaging speaker and is always interested in sharing her thoughts about video games and their importance in public lectures, keynotes, or smaller round table discussions.


  • Ph.D., English, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • M.A., English, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • B.A., English, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Amy M. Green In The News

Nov 23, 2016

UNLV professor Amy Green has fought to ensure video games receive the literary recognition they deserve. Her goal has been realized at Lied Library, where students enrolled in her literature courses can now pluck award-winning games such as The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Fallout 4 off the shelves as easily as a compendium of Shakespearean sonnets.

Apr 12, 2016

Pong was introduced 44 years ago. The movement of a white digital ball back and forth across a TV screen fascinated the world.

Mar 29, 2016

From books, films and music to manuscripts and old copies of newspapers, students typically have access to broad array of information at their local campus library.

Articles Featuring Amy M. Green

Manuela Bowles sits at a table and reads
May 10, 2017

New graduate and author Manuela Bowles on rejection letters, Margaret Atwood, and building a career long before commencement.

scene from bioshock
Oct 2, 2015
Arts and Culture

English professor Amy Green on video games, digital storytelling, and player agency.

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