The Status of Medievalist Film Studies (A Roundtable) at ICMS Kalamazoo 2020

deadline for submissions: 
September 7, 2019
full name / name of organization: 
International Society for the Study of Medievalism

As medievalism has made its way into mainstream medieval studies, and the teaching of medievalist film alongside medieval texts has become commonplace, what new opportunities and challenges do scholars of medievalist film studies face? These shifts have prompted heated debates in recent years on the values and dangers of teaching Game of Thrones in medieval studies classes, the inadequate framing of medievalist films as adaptations in literature classes and as fiction in history classes, and the formal differences between cinematic and written texts. This roundtable seeks short presentations that address some aspect of this development in scholarship and teaching. Please send proposals (with Participant Information Forms) or questions to by Sept 15; preference given to proposal submitted by Sept 1.