The Arthurian Tradition Past and Present

deadline for submissions: 
July 21, 2023
full name / name of organization: 
Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies, University of Virginia-Wise
contact email: 

This session is part of the 36th annual Medieval-Renaissance Conference, sponsored by the Center for Medieval-Renaissance Studies at the University of Virginia's College at Wise, Spetember 14-26, 2023.  It welcomes proposals about all topics related to King Arthur as a figure in literature, history, art, and entertainment.  Interested in interdisciplinary approaches, such as the character of Arthur in romance and history, in art and literature, and in popular media, are especially encouraged.  We also welcome proposals on:

  • Origins of the Arthur Story
  • Arthur in Romance and/or Chronicle
  • Arthur in the Early Modern period
  • Arthur in Art and Architecture
  • European Representations of Arthur
  • Receptions of the Arthur story in non-Western cultures
  • Representations of Arthur in film, television, graphic fiction, and digital media
  • Arthur in the contemporary classroom

Please submit 250-300 word abstracts for papers, or 150-200 word panel proposals, plus abstracts, to Kenneth Tiller, Professsor of English, University of Virginia-Wise, kjt9t@uvawise.edu, by July 21st 

We wil be able to schedule a limited number of virtual sessions.  Please indicate in your proposal if that is your preference.