CFP: Medieval in Motion collection (8/30/05; collection)

full name / name of organization: 
Sarah Gordon
contact email: 
thesarahgordon@yahoo.com

THE MEDIEVAL IN MOTION:
Neomedievalism in Film, Television, and Video Games
(An Anthology of Critical & Pedagogical Analysis)

BOOK UNDER CONTRACT WITH: EDWIN MELLEN PRESS

General Editor: Carol L. Robinson clrobins_at_kent.edu
Section Editors:
Pamela Clements (Film)
Sarah E. Gordon (Television) sgordon_at_cc.usu.edu
Daniel T. Kline (Video Games)

Many portrayals of the Middle Ages (well done or not)
in motion pictures, TV, and games have gone through
three movements of narrative style:
Modernist-Medievalism, Post-Modernist Medievalism,
Neomedievalism. Historically, these movements of style
can be seen to loosely correlate with three movements
of the technical medium of motion pictures: film,
television, and video games. While such an
over-simplification is far from comprehensive, we have
proposed to use it to serve as a structural base from
which discussions and debates may orient: in either a
reliance upon, an expansion of, a disagreement with,
or a total deconstruction of this base. What can be
said about medievalism in motion pictures, TV, and
games that hasn’t been said before? In what ways might
medieval motion pictures and TV – from the
passive/receptive experience of film to the
interactive experience of video games -- be used
productively in the classroom?

Send drafts and/or proposals to:
Carol L. Robinson
Kent State University—Trumbull
4314 Mahoning Ave., N.W.
Warren, Ohio 44483-1998
clrobins_at_kent.edu
or water_scop_at_yahoo.com

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