Session Title

Cultures of Play/Cultures at Play in Medieval Italy

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Italians and Italianists at Kalamazoo

Organizer Name

Akash Kumar

Organizer Affiliation

Columbia Univ.

Presider Name

Karina Feliciano Attar

Presider Affiliation

Queens College, CUNY

Paper Title 1

The Great Equalizers: Death and Humor during the Black Death of the Fourteenth Century

Presenter 1 Name

Ariana Ellis

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Centre for Medieval Studies, Univ. of Toronto

Paper Title 2

Fama, AuthoritĂ , Amicizia: Volleying for Status and Strategic Naming in the Italian Medieval Tenzone

Presenter 2 Name

Savannah Cooper-Ramsey

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Columbia Univ.

Paper Title 3

Doubling the Chessboard: Chess, Math, Culture from the Early Italian Lyric to Dante

Presenter 3 Name

Akash Kumar

Start Date

14-5-2016 10:00 AM

Session Location

Fetzer 2030

Description

The session "Cultures of Play/Cultures at Play in Medieval Italy" examines games and the cultural, social, and legal issues that surround them in medieval Italy. From literary representations of games like chess that move from East to West, to religious and legal prohibitions against gambling across cultures, game-playing offers a vital historicizing perspective on the culture of medieval Italy.

Karina F. Attar

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Cultures of Play/Cultures at Play in Medieval Italy

Fetzer 2030

The session "Cultures of Play/Cultures at Play in Medieval Italy" examines games and the cultural, social, and legal issues that surround them in medieval Italy. From literary representations of games like chess that move from East to West, to religious and legal prohibitions against gambling across cultures, game-playing offers a vital historicizing perspective on the culture of medieval Italy.

Karina F. Attar