Comics Get Medieval 2018 (A Round Table) (MAPACA 11/8-10/18)

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Michael Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture

The Comics Get Medieval 2018 (A Round Table)

A Continuing Celebration of Medieval-themed Comics

Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture for the Medieval & Renaissance Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

29th Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland

8-10 November 2018

Proposals due by 30 June 2018

 

Hoping to revive the successful Comics Get Medieval series after a multi-year absence, the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks proposals for inclusion at “The Comics Get Medieval 2018 (A Roundtable).” The goal of this session is to foster communication between comics scholars, medievalists, medievalismists, and specialists in other aspects of popular culture studies.

The organizers define “medieval comics” as any example of the comics medium (e.g. panel cartoons, comic strips, comics books, comics albums, band dessinée, graphic novels, manga, webcomics, comics to screen/screen to comics, and other related media) that feature medieval themes either in stories set during the Middle Ages or in stories presenting some element of the medieval in anachronistic settings (pre-medieval or post-medieval eras or medieval-inspired secondary worlds). We are also interested in papers looking at medieval-themed comics from a pedagogical perspective.

Select lists of potential topics and an expanding bibliographic guide to medieval comics can be found at The Medieval Comics Project site (https://medieval-comics-project.blogspot.com) and The Arthur of the Comics Project site (https://arthur-of-the-comics-project.blogspot.com), outreach efforts of the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture and its sibling organization the Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain. 

 

Presentations will be limited to 10-15 minutes depending on final panel size. All proposals will also be considered for inclusion in a potential essay collection to be edited by the panel organizers.

Interested individuals should, no later than 30 June 2018, notify the organizers of their topic via email directed to MedievalinPopularCulture@gmail.com using “Comics Get Medieval 2018” as their subject heading. They will also need create an account with the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association at https://mapaca.net/conference AND submit into the system both an abstract of no more than 300 words and an academic biographical narrative of no more than 75 words.

Again, please send inquiries and copies of your submissions to the organizers at MedievalinPopularCulture@gmail.com using “Comics Get Medieval 2018” as the subject heading.

 

In planning your proposal, please be aware of the policies of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (available at https://mapaca.net/help/conference/submitting-abstracts-conference).

Further details on the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture can be found at its website: https://MedievalinPopularCulture.blogspot.com.