Treatment of Medieval Poetry in the Modern World (SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2011)

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Carola Mattord / Kennesaw State University
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In the wake of Peter Ackroyd's prose translation of The Canterbury Tales, Dante's Inferno video game, and Baba Brinkman's The Rap Canterbury Tales, this session will explore the various treatments of medieval poetry in the modern world and/or the value (or cause for concern) that these treatments, whether visual, textual, audio, etc., bring to producing access for a wider modern audience. Perspectives or reflections on various treatments of medieval poetry in the university classroom setting are also welcome. Please send 250-word proposal by May 30, 2011.