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IU Bloomington

Marco Arnaudo

Department of French and Italian

Expert Bio

Marco Arnaudo, a professor of Italian history at IU Bloomington, studies history and theory of board games. He is the author of many essays about games as well as a book about board games and narratology, “Storytelling in the Modern Board Game.” He is a published board game designer, known especially for his “Four Against the Great Old Ones.”

Arnaudo has a videoblog on YouTube in which he discusses board games and interactive fiction. His blog has more than 24,000 subscribers and over 9 million views. He is also the author of the book “The Myth of the Superhero,” published by Johns Hopkins University Press.

Areas of Expertise

Game studies; board games history and theory; interactive fiction; communication; social media; war history and theory of war; conflict simulation; american comics and pop culture; Italian literature, culture and art.