CFP: Medieval Studies (6/15/06; MAPACA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Annalisa Castaldo
contact email: 
acastaldo@mail.widener.edu

The Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Conference will hold its annual conventio in Baltimore, MD, October 27-29, 2006.

The Middle Ages have and continue to provide a rich mine for retelling, adaptation and updating. Two of the most enduring legends of Western Civilization–King Arthur and Robin Hood–have their origins in the Middle Ages, as well as Beowulf, Joan of Arc, much of fantasy literature, D& D gaming and comic superheroes. In addition, the history of the period continues to fascinate, as seen in films such as Braveheart.

Topics for this area can include, but are not limited to:

–modern portrayals of any aspect of the Arthurian legends

–modern portrayls of historical, literary or mythic characters, such as Robin Hood, Joan of Arc or Beowulf

–the Middle Ages in film

–Fairy tales

–medieval links to fantasy fiction, gaming, comics or video games

–the Middle Ages on the Internet

–revivals of medieval music

–teaching medieval texts to modern students

Presentations can be in the form of individual papers, panels, workshops, roundtables or other formats, and presenters are urged to consider choosing an alternative format if it would better suit their topic.

Please send abstracts (250 words) and contact information to acastaldo_at_mail.widener.edu by June 15, 2006.

Annalisa Castaldo
Assistant Professor of English
Widener University
Chester, PA 19013
610-499-1112
acastaldo_at_mail.widener.edu

Annalisa Castaldo
Assistant Professor of English
Widener University
Chester, PA 19013
610-499-1112
acastaldo_at_mail.widener.edu

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medieval