Medievalism in Southern Literature and Culture (SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Alexandra Cook / University of Alabama
contact email: 
acook@bama.ua.edu

The term “medievalism” refers to popular and presentist re-imaginings of the Middle Ages. This panel will consider how invocations of the Middle Ages have shaped regionalized representations of the Civil War, chivalry, romance, race, gender, Southern “aristocracy,” the feudal antecedents of plantation life, and the economies of the “Old” and “New” South. By June 28, 2011, please send 250-word proposals along with academic affiliation and e-mail address in the body of an e-mail message to Alexandra Cook, University of Alabama, at acook@bama.ua.edu.

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
medieval
popular_culture
twentieth_century_and_beyond