Session Title

The Ludic Outlaw: Medievalism, Games, Sport, and Play (A Roundtable)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

International Association for Robin Hood Studies (IARHS)

Organizer Name

Gayle Fallon

Organizer Affiliation

Louisiana State Univ.

Presider Name

Valerie B. Johnson

Presider Affiliation

Univ. of Montevallo

Paper Title 1

Persona 5 and Robin Hood: Exploring Law and Sovereignty in Today's (Supposedly) Postmedieval Society

Presenter 1 Name

Melissa Guerrero

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Alabama-Huntsville

Paper Title 2

Lone Wolf or Heir to Divinity? Interrogating the Ludic Narrative of Larian Studios's Ifan Ben-Mezd

Presenter 2 Name

Liam McLeod

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Birmingham

Paper Title 3

"Dark, Dangerous, and No Place for Decent Folk": Subversive Outlaw Spaces in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Presenter 3 Name

Gayle Fallon

Paper Title 4

Futuristic Robin Hood: Medieval Outlaw-Heroes in Destiny 2 and Overwatch and the Evolution of the Video Game Protagonist

Presenter 4 Name

Chandler Fry

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Duke Univ.

Paper Title 5

What Wouldn't Robin Do?: The Outlaw as Intellectual Property in Conquests of The Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood

Presenter 5 Name

Kevin A. Moberly; Brent Addison Moberly

Presenter 5 Affiliation

Old Dominion Univ.; Indiana Univ.-Bloomington

Start Date

8-5-2020 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1135

Description

Cross-platform video games are now so popular as to constitute a financial threat to Netflix and other digital content services. One feature of many of these games is the ludic outlaw figure—found, for example, in the 2016 multiplayer Overwatch—that works to resist oppression within the game world. Because they signify popular definitions of justice and communal welfare, modern digital outlaws frequently evoke medieval outlaw representations, such as Robin Hood. In what specific ways do enduring medieval outlaw tropes function as model responses to oppression in modern games? Alexander L. Kaufman

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May 8th, 3:30 PM

The Ludic Outlaw: Medievalism, Games, Sport, and Play (A Roundtable)

Schneider 1135

Cross-platform video games are now so popular as to constitute a financial threat to Netflix and other digital content services. One feature of many of these games is the ludic outlaw figure—found, for example, in the 2016 multiplayer Overwatch—that works to resist oppression within the game world. Because they signify popular definitions of justice and communal welfare, modern digital outlaws frequently evoke medieval outlaw representations, such as Robin Hood. In what specific ways do enduring medieval outlaw tropes function as model responses to oppression in modern games? Alexander L. Kaufman