CFP for Medieval and Renaissance Area, MAPACA (formerly "Beowulf to Shakespeare")

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association (MAPACA)
contact email: 

MAPACA (Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association) 2017

28th Annual Conference

Philadelphia, PA

November 9-11, 2017


Medieval and Renaissance (formerly called “Beowulf to Shakespeare”)


The wealth of material found in the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new creative works that make use of medieval and/or early modern themes, characters, or plots. This is a call for papers or panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or Renaissance representations in popular culture.  Topics for this area include, but are not limited to:


  • Modern portrayals of any aspect of Arthurian legends or Shakespearean works


  •  Modern versions or adaptations of  the works of other medieval or Renaissance writers


  • Modern investigations of historical figures such as Eleanor of Aquitaine, The Richards, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots


  • Teaching medieval and Renaissance texts to modern students


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


  • Modern productions of medieval or Renaissance dramas


  • The Middle Ages or Renaissance on the Internet


  • Renaissance fairs / medieval-themed restaurants, etc.


  • Medieval- or Renaissance-themed films, plays & television shows (e.g. Galavant, Something Rotten, Game of Thrones)


  • Music and the Middle Ages / Renaissance


  • Middle Ages / Renaissance and Postmodernism


n  Panel and Workshop proposals also are welcome.


Submission Process:

Submit a 250 word proposal including A/V requests and a brief biography by June 30, 2017 to our online submission form at


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us directly


Mary Behrman:

Diana Vecchio:

Co-Chairs, Medieval and Renaissance, MAPACA