Session Title

Medieval Game Cultures (A Panel Discussion)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Game Cultures Society

Organizer Name

Serina Patterson

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of British Columbia

Presider Name

Betsy McCormick

Presider Affiliation

Mount San Antonio College

Paper Title 1

A Game for Two: Disguise and Friendship in Sir Thomas Malory's "Tale of Sir Tristram"

Presenter 1 Name

James Howard

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Emory Univ.

Paper Title 2

Romancing the Game in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Presenter 2 Name

Kimberly Bell, Julie Nelson Couch

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Sam Houston State Univ., Texas Tech Univ.

Paper Title 3

"Madame, je vous demande . . .": Literary Games and Poetic Competitions at the French Court

Presenter 3 Name

Vanina M. Kopp

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris

Start Date

14-5-2015 1:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 209

Description

From tournaments and chess to gambling and jeux-partis, medieval games were prominent in cultural imaginations across Europe. Games constituted a popular aspect of leisure in the Middle Ages, but we have only recently seen a rise in scholarly interest among medievalists. This session explores game phenomena in the Middle Ages, including historical trends, literature, and material artifacts, as constructs with cultural significance.

Organized by: Serina Patterson

Serina Patterson

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May 14th, 1:30 PM

Medieval Game Cultures (A Panel Discussion)

Bernhard 209

From tournaments and chess to gambling and jeux-partis, medieval games were prominent in cultural imaginations across Europe. Games constituted a popular aspect of leisure in the Middle Ages, but we have only recently seen a rise in scholarly interest among medievalists. This session explores game phenomena in the Middle Ages, including historical trends, literature, and material artifacts, as constructs with cultural significance.

Organized by: Serina Patterson

Serina Patterson