CFP: [Medieval] UPDATE: CFP extended for PCA/Medieval Popular Culture

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

Medieval Popular Culture - PCA/ACA Conference (
New Orleans Marriott Hotel April 8-11

The Medieval Popular Culture Area of the Popular Culture Association
investigates two aspects of popular culture:

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).

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Specific themes and topics will be found at the Penn State Call for Papers
site and the PCA discussion list in the fall.

All scholars are welcome to submit abstracts to the annual national
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

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

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