CFP Medieval Women from the Middle Ages to Modern Mass Mediaevalisms
Call for Papers for Virtual Session of the 58th International Congress on Medieval Studies to be in a hybrid format Thursday, 11 May, through Saturday, 13 May 2023
Medieval Women from the Middle Ages to Modern Mass Mediævalisms
Sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
Contact: Michael A. Torregrossa (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Popular culture offers both positive and negative representations of medieval women in medievalist and medievalesque works from Arthuriana and depictions of Joan of Arc and Hildegard von Bingen to Disney’s Princesses, films like The Lord of the Rings, Snow White and the Huntress and The Duel, and streaming series like House of the Dragon and Rings of Power. There has been an increasing focus on these figures in both the popular press and academic discourse; however, much work remains to be done to more fully assess how these texts adapt, adopt, and/or appropriate medieval characters and tropes.
Please submit paper proposal into the Congress’s Confex system accessible at the Call for Papers page for the event (at https://wmich.edu/medievalcongress/call). Scroll down to select “Make a Proposal,” and, once on that page, select our session under the list of “Sponsored and Special Sessions of Papers”.
Submission must be made no later than 15 September 2022.
More information about the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture can be found at our blog at https://medievalinpopularculture.blogspot.com/.