Session Title

Playing with Game Theory II: Parks and Recreation: Experiencing Medieval Games

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Game Cultures Society

Organizer Name

Sarah Jane Sprouse

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Alabama

Presider Name

Clint Morrison Jr.

Presider Affiliation

Ohio State Univ.

Paper Title 1

The Playful Gods: Some Reflections on the Place of Games in Northern Mythology

Presenter 1 Name

Jules Piet

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. de Strasbourg/Háskóli Íslands

Paper Title 2

"Designing Women": Feminist Game Design in Doon

Presenter 2 Name

Nicholas Holterman

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Paper Title 3

The Hazards of Playing Games: Dice, Chance, and Identity in Medieval English Literature and Culture

Presenter 3 Name

Timothy S. Miller

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Marquette Univ.

Start Date

8-5-2020 1:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1325

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 and social games like the hunt, from a variety of theoretical perspectives, showcasing the relationship between medieval games and medieval culture. Sarah Sprouse

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May 8th, 1:30 PM

Playing with Game Theory II: Parks and Recreation: Experiencing Medieval Games

Schneider 1325

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 and social games like the hunt, from a variety of theoretical perspectives, showcasing the relationship between medieval games and medieval culture. Sarah Sprouse