MAPACA Medieval and Renaissance, Baltimore November 8-10

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Mid Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
contact email: 


Baltimore, MD

November 8-10, 2018


Beowulf to Shakespeare


The wealth of material found in the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new creative works in areas such as fiction, film, and computer games, which 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 representation in popular culture. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to the following:

-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 Scots

-Teaching medieval and Renaissance texts to modern students

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


-- Medieval or Renaissance Dramas

-The Middle Ages or Renaissance on the Internet

-Renaissance fairs


Panel and Workshop proposals are also welcome.


In Addition, this year we are seeking proposals on Charms and Charming in recognition of Baltimore being considered “Charm City”


Submit a 250 word proposal including A/V requests and a brief biography by June 30, 2018 to our online submission form at


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


Diana Vecchio

Mary Behrman


Co-Chairs Medieval and Renaissance