Program 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies

The brand new program for Kalamazoo 2015 is out! It comes along with 200 pages and in a new format! Here’s the digital version.

Check out the sessions on play and games with participation from the German Historical Institute in Paris:

Session 43:  Riddles, Puns, and Play: Poetic and Literary Games in the Middle Ages
Sponsor: Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris
Organizer: Vanina M. Kopp, Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris
Presider: Vanina M. Kopp

„Actin’ Funny but I Don’t Know Why”: Jokes and Puns in Alcuin’s Disputatio Pippini
Jessica Lockhart, Centre for Medieval Studies, Univ. of Toronto
Genre and Expectation in the Riddles of the Exeter Book
Ben Garceau, Indiana Univ.–Bloomington
Sound Play in the Old English Riddles
Megan Hartman, Univ. of Nebraska–Kearney
The “Deep Play” of the Tournament: Veterans, Mock-Violence, and the Redemptive Function of the Play-Community
Jenna Philipps, Princeton Univ.

Session 84: Medieval Game Cultures
Sponsor: Medieval Game Cultures Society
Organizer: Serina Patterson, Univ. of British Columbia
Presider: Betsy McCormick, Mount San Antonio College
A Game for Two: Disguise and Friendship in Sir Thomas Malory’s “Tale of
Sir Tristram”
James Howard, Emory Univ.
Romancing the Game in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Kimberly Bell, Sam Houston State Univ., and Julie Nelson Couch, Texas Tech Univ.
“Madame, je vous demande . . .”: Literary Games and Poetic Competitions at
the French Court
Vanina M. Kopp, Deutsches Historisches Institut Paris

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