Games Sessions & Papers at Kalamazoo ICMS 2019

This year’s International Medieval Congress at Western Michigan University features several panels, roundtables and/or papers to do with games studies:

Thursday, May 9

Paper: “The Bicched Bones”: Teaching the Pardoner’s Tale with Replica Dice, Nora L. Corrigan, Mississippi Univ. for Women
(in the Roundtable Tactile Teaching: Using Materials in the Classroom)
Bernhard 212, 10 a.m.

Poster session: Experiential Games in the Classroom
Fetzer 1035, 1:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Game Cultures Society (GCS)

Friday, May 10

Business meeting: Game Cultures Society (GCS)
Stinson 306, Valley III, 12 p.m.

Panel: Summer Games
Bernhard Brown & Gold Room, 1:30 p.m.

Sponsor: Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS)
Organizer: Alexandra F. Johnston, Records of Early English Drama
Presider: Gordon Kipling, Univ. of California–Los Angeles
“It{em} Rec{euyd} for thencrease of the mayale . . .”: Summer Games in England Alexandra F. Johnston
Hooligans or Good Neighbors? Reading Records of Summer Games Peter Greenfield, Univ. of Houston–Downtown
Summer Games and the Neighborhood in Wiltshire Rosalind C. Hays, Dominican Univ.

Paper: Games of Holy Transparency: On the Material History of Chess Pieces Made from Rock Crystal
Michael A. Conrad, Univ. Zürich
(in the session Archaeology of the Medieval Iberian Peninsula: Another Approach to Its History)
Valley II Garneau Lounge, 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 11

Paper: Hidden Bodies, Masculine Minds: Shield-Maidens in Video Games, Norse Myth, and Legend
Shirley McPhaul, Univ. de Puerto Rico–Recinto de Río Piedras
(in the session More than Marvel: Representations of Norse Mythology in Contemporary Popular Culture I: New Perspectives)
Schneider 1280, 10 a.m.

Roundtable: “All Manner of Knyghtly Games”: Games in and Inspired by the Arthurian Tradition (A Roundtable)
Fetzer 2020, 1:30 p.m.

Organizer: Tirumular Narayanan, California State Univ.–Chico.
Presider: Tirumular Narayanan
Dance as Play in Le Livre de Lancelot del Lac: A Roundtable Presentation, Clint Morrison Jr., Ohio State Univ.
“All Manner Revels and Games” in Malory’s Morte Darthur, Sarah B. Rude, Fairmont State Univ.
“For No Games Gay” and Rolling for Insight: Games, Play, and Interpersonal Bonds in Arthurian Romance and Tabletop Roleplaying Games, David Sweeten, Eastern New Mexico Univ.
Building Camelot: A Game Master’s Perspective, Gregory Rabbitt, Kent State Univ.
Playing the Round Table: Arthurian Games and the Contemporary Experience of Active Arthuriana, Carl B. Sell, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania
Arthurian Legends Told through Video Games, James P. Gregory Jr., Univ. of Central Oklahoma

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