Updated: PCA: Medievalism in Popular Culture, Washington DC, April 2019
PCA/ACA 2019 National Conference, April 17th – 20th, 2019 – Washington, D.C.
The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (including Anglo-Saxon, Robin Hood, Arthurian, Norse, and other materials connected to medieval studies) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc. For this year’s conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:
- The Arthurian World
- Medievalism and Superheroes
- “Medieval” as a social and political signifier
- Medievalism in Game of Thrones
- Representations of medieval/Renaissance nobility and royalty in television (Reign, The White Princess, Wolf Hall, etc.)
- Robin Hood
- Medievalism and Teaching
- Medievalism in Various Forms of Gaming
- Anglo-Saxon or Viking Representations
- Medievalism in Novels/Short Stories/Poems
If your topic idea does not fit into any of these categories, please feel free to submit your proposal as well. I would like to encourage as much participation as possible, and depending on submissions, I may rearrange the topic groupings.
All papers will be included in sessions with four presenters each, so plan to present on your topic for no more than 15 minutes, inclusive of any audio or visual materials.
Panel submissions are also welcome on any topic of medievalism. If you would like to propose a panel, please submit your complete panel to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Individual papers will then have to be submitted to the PCA online system (see below).
Please submit a title and a 250 word abstract to http://conference.pcaaca.org. All submissions must be directed to the online database. Be sure to indicate whatever audio/visual needs you may have. Traditionally, all rooms at the PCA/ACA conference provide a projection screen with sound capability. Presenters are required to bring their own laptops and any special connectors.
Deadline for submission: November 1st, 2018
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Christina Francis, Associate Professor of English, Bloomsburg University, at email@example.com.