UPDATE: 2019 MAPACA Medeival and Renaissance

deadline for submissions: 
July 7, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
Diana Vecchio/ Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
contact email: 

UPDATE: New submission deadline July 7, 2019


Pittsburgh, PA

November 7-9, 2019


Medieval & Renaissance


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, Norse Mythology, 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, Saladin

-Teaching medieval and Renaissance texts to modern students

-Medieval or Renaissance links to fiction, gaming, comics, video games, commercials, conventions and fairs, etc.


-Medieval links to political policies, speeches, or commentary


-Medieval or Renaissance Dramas


-The Middle Ages or Renaissance on the Internet


Panel and Workshop proposals are also welcome.


In addition, this year we are seeking proposals on zombies in recognition of the conference’s unofficial theme: Pittsburgh: Zombie Capital of the World.


Submit a 250-word proposal including A/V requests and a brief biography by July 7, 2019 to our online submission form at mapaca.net.


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


Diana Vecchio dmvecchio@mail.widener.edu

Scott Manning scottmanning13@gmail.com


Co-Chairs Medieval & Renaissance