Via Medievalists.net – When Reality Becomes Fantasy: How Video Games are Hijacking the Middle Ages

“Medieval representations in video games was the focus of Victoria Cooper’s paper, Playing Politics: Exploring Nationalism and Conservatism in Fantasy Video Games, which was given earlier this month at the International Medieval Congress. Part of the session, The Use and Abuse of the Middle Ages in the Modern World, IV: Nationalism and Identity, it examined the ways in which medieval imagery and history are often hijacked by far-right political groups and nationalist organisations to legitimise their historical narratives.”

Source: When Reality Becomes Fantasy: How Video Games are Hijacking the Middle Ages

Another paper that I wish I could’ve seen at the IMC! Both Cooper’s research focus and methodologies sound really interesting. One to look up more later!

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