CFP: [Renaissance] Beowulf to Shakespeare: Popular Culture in the Middle Ages & Renaissance (6/15/08

full name / name of organization: 
Diana Vecchio
contact email: 
dmvecchio@widener.edu

Call for Papers MAPACA 2008
Beowulf to Shakespeare: Popular Culture in the Middle Ages and the
Renaissance

Conference October 30-November 2, 2008
Niagra Falls, Ontario

The wealth of material found in the literature of the Middle Ages and
Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new works in
fiction, film, and other areas, whether through adaptation or
incorporation of themes and characters. This is a call for papers or
panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or renaissance representation
in popular culture. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to:

-modern portrayals of any aspect of Arthurian legends or Shakespeare

-modern versions or adaptations of any other Medieval or Renaissance writer

-modern investigations of historical figures such as Eleanor of Aquitaine,
The Richards, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scotts

-teaching medieval and renaissance texts to modern students

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

-the Middle Ages or Renaissance on the Internet

-Renaissance fairs

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.

Submit a 250 proposal including av requests by June 15, 2008 to:

Diana Vecchio
dmvecchio_at_widener.edu

or via snail mail to
Diana Vecchio
Widener University
1 University Place
Chester, PA 19013

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