CFP: [Medieval] Medieval Popular Culture 11/1/07; PCA March 19 â 22, 2008

full name / name of organization: 
K. A. Laity
contact email: 

The Medieval Popular Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association seeks
papers for the 2008 National Popular Culture & American Culture
Associations Conference: March 19 â€" 22, 2008 at the San Francisco Marriott.

Topics may include:

the popular culture of the Middle Ages, such as texts, manuscript
transmission, legends and hagiography, medicine, charms, wall paintings,
plays, material culture, oral traditions, folk remedies, runic and ogamic
writings, music, monuments;


current popular culture uses of the medieval (AKA medievalism), such as
medieval (and renaissance) faires, medieval-themed books and films (e.g.
The Name of the Rose, The 13th Warrior, A Knight's Tale, Lord of the Rings,
Mists of Avalon, etc), created family crests,
recreations/performances/interpretations of Medieval texts (e.g. mystery
plays) and music (e.g. Benjamin Bagby, Sequentia, Garmarna, Anonymous4, or
Blackmore's Night). Connections between medieval and modern cultures are
particularly welcome, as are pedagogical approaches for teaching medieval
texts to modern audiences (with or without modern popular culture).


All scholars (including graduate and undergraduate students) are welcome to
submit abstracts to the conference. Abstracts should be about 250-500
words; papers must keep to a reading time of 15 minutes (approximately 7-8
double spaced pages). Be sure to include your full name, affiliation,
mailing address, phone number and email address, as well as whether you are
willing to serve as chair for a panel.

Direct abstracts and questions to the Area Chair:

K. A. Laity
Department of English
College of Saint Rose
432 Western Avenue
Albany NY 12203
FAX 518.454.2862

Formal acceptances will be sent in early November (if you do not receive
one by Nov 10, email me). For information on travel grants for grad
students & international scholars, visit the PCA/ACA website (

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