CFP: Medieval Popular Culture (6/15/07; MAPACA, 11/2/07-11/4/07)

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Diana Vecchio
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CFP for the Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Cultural Association Conference
Nov. 2-4, 2007
Philadelphia, PA

The wealth of material found in the literature and history of the Middle Ages continues to attract modern audiences. Whether through adaptations or incorporation of themes or characters in stories, TV, films, or games, the Medieval times live on in popular culture.

This is a call for papers for sessions on any aspect of medieval representations in popular culture. Topics for this area can include, but are not limited to:

Modern portrayals of any aspect of Arthurian legends

The grail

Modern or classical portrayals of the Middle Ages in film or television

Medieval links to fantasy fiction, gaming, comics, video games, etc.

Middle Ages on the Internet

Teaching Medieval texts/themes to modern students

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

Send a 250-word abstract, including AV needs, by June 15 to Diana Vecchio (preferred) or hard copies to the address below.

For information on the conference, please visit

Diana M. Vecchio, M.A.
Senior Visiting Instructor of English
Widener University
One University Place
Chester, PA 19013

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