Contemporary Medievalisms Panel - NeMLA 2015; 4/30-5/3

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast MLA
contact email: 
lauere@sunysuffolk.edu

Contemporary Medievalisms: The proliferation of medievalism in popular culture - as Chaucer’s Twitter account, Game of Thrones, and historical young adult novels set in Medieval Europe all attest - expresses varying ideas about what the Middle Ages could mean to our current historical moment. This panel seeks papers that explore contemporary ideas about the Middle Ages as they appear in a variety of popular culture venues. We especially welcome those that engage with global perspectives on the idea of the ‘Middle Ages.’

Chairs: Emily Lauer and Filiz Turhan-Swenson

NeMLA 2015 46th Annual Convention
Toronto; April 30-May 3, 2015

Submit an abstract online by September 30: https://nemla.org/convention/2015/cfp.html#cfp15092

cfp categories: 
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
medieval
popular_culture
religion
theory