IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 828: Playing with the Middle Ages: Video Game Medievalisms, II

Tuesday 10 July 2012, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Society for the Public Understanding of the Middle Ages
Organiser:Paul B. Sturtevant, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Paul B. Sturtevant, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 828-aLudic Jurneys through Electronic Medieval Worlds
(Language: English)
Lesley Coote, Andrew Marvell Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Hull
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 828-bOld Gods Do New Jobs: Deicide and the Nearness of the 'Otherworld' in World of Warcraft Raid Narrative
(Language: English)
Sarah Gilbert, Independent Scholar, Colchester
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 828-cConstructing and Subjugating the Medieval(ist) Body: (Re)Presentation in Medieval Court Texts and Video Games
(Language: English)
Thomas Rowland, Department of English, Saint Louis University, Missouri
Index terms: Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

Video games are one of the most popular ways in which the public engages with the Middle Ages today. While they often may present romanticised or (more often) completely fantastical versions of the period, these are a vibrant way in which the public comes to know the Middle Ages today.