Session Title

Cultural Game Theory and Medieval Studies

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Game Cultures Society

Organizer Name

Betsy McCormick

Organizer Affiliation

Mount San Antonio College

Presider Name

Kimberly Bell

Presider Affiliation

Sam Houston State Univ.

Paper Title 1

Game as Genre 2.0

Presenter 1 Name

Betsy McCormick

Paper Title 2

Becoming Launfal: Thomas Chestre's Created Game Space

Presenter 2 Name

Clint Morrison

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Ohio State Univ.

Paper Title 3

Regulating Motivation: Violence as "Game" in Medieval Narrative

Presenter 3 Name

Jo Nixon

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Chicago

Paper Title 4

Recreational Math

Presenter 4 Name

Valerie Allen

Presenter 4 Affiliation

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

Start Date

13-5-2018 8:30 AM

Session Location

Bernhard 204

Description

Games were one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the Middle Ages and yet only a handful of studies exist on the importance of games in medieval culture. This session proposes to explore the social and cultural significance of medieval games, ranging from actual games like chess, to literary texts, to social games like the hunt, from a variety of theoretical perspectives, showcasing the relationship between medieval games and medieval culture.

Betsy McCormick

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May 13th, 8:30 AM

Cultural Game Theory and Medieval Studies

Bernhard 204

Games were one of the most popular forms of entertainment in the Middle Ages and yet only a handful of studies exist on the importance of games in medieval culture. This session proposes to explore the social and cultural significance of medieval games, ranging from actual games like chess, to literary texts, to social games like the hunt, from a variety of theoretical perspectives, showcasing the relationship between medieval games and medieval culture.

Betsy McCormick