Thursday, March 26, 2009

Medievalism Sessions/Papers at 2009 Plymouth State Medieval and Renaissance Forum (4/24-25/09)

30th Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH
Friday-Saturday, 24-25 April 2009

Conference details:

Originally conceived as a smaller, more intimate alternative to The International Congress on Medieval Studies held each year at Western Michigan University ("Kalamazoo"), Plymouth State University’s Forum is the oldest conference of its type in New England. Scholars return to the White Mountain region year after year for intellectual refreshment, collegial disagreement, and of course, the Medieval Feast. Whether you’re a first-timer or a venerable Friend of the Forum, we welcome you into our academic community! Draft program and registration information is available at

Medievalism Sessions/Panels (Society-sponsored events in red)

Friday, 4/24: 11:05 AM - 12:25 PM
Fantasy and Irish Literature
Paper 1 of 3: Lewis’s Dawn Treader and Medieval Irish Immrama Voyages
S. Elizabeth Passmore, University of Southern Indiana

Friday, 4/24: 4:00-5:20 PM
Medieval in Modern Media
History and Fantasy: Representations of Magic in Medieval Films
Christine Amandola, Seton Hall University
Medieval Civilizations in Sid Meier’s Civilization Games
Carl Pyrdum, Yale University
Visual Kabbalah on the Web
Marla Segol, Skidmore College

Saturday, 4/25: 9:00-10:20 AM
Whose Chaucer? Varieties of The Canterbury Tales
Paper 2 0f 3: The Wright Stuff: Thomas Wright's 1847 Best-Text Approach to The Canterbury Tales
M. C. E. Shaner, Emeritus, University of Massachusetts—Boston
Paper 3 of 3: Clearing the 'Mist between the Reader and a Sympathetic Comprehension of the Poet': Percy W. MacKaye and John S. P. Tatlock's Modern Reader's Chaucer (1912)
Geraldine S. Branca, Merrimack College

Saturday, 4/25: 10:35-11:55 AM
Performing Drama
Paper 1 of 3: Catching the Drift: Semantic Drifts and Elizabethan Reimagining of Robin Hood
Andrea Harbin, SUNY Cortland

Saturday, 4/25: 3:00-4:30 PM
Kings in Early Modern English Literature
As the Crow Flies: The Dreams of King Charles IX and their Interpretation in Foxe’s Acts and Monuments and Shakespeare’s Macbeth
Nathan Probasco, University of Nebraska—Lincoln
Sleep to Dream: Macbeth and Richard III
Christa Mahalik, Quinnipiac University
“If words will serve”: Artistocracy, Rhetoric, and War in Marlowe’s Edward II
Carl Martin, Fitchburg State College

Saturday, 4/25: 3:00-4:30 PM
Ways of Reading Chaucer
Paper 1 of 4: Sovereignty or Submission: The Wife of Bath’s Tale and the 18th Century Sublime
Maria Montagnini, Eastern Michigan University

Saturday, 4/25: 3:00-4:30 PM
Papers from the Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
The Middle Ages in Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Images and Symbols
Tania Ramos, Lehman College, CUNY
Intertext Jokes: Humor and Allusion in the Trailer and Opening Credits of Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Kevin Cryderman, Rochester University/Emory University
Merlin, from Star Trek to Stargate: Investigating the Sci Fi Merlins of the Reel Matter of Britain
Michael Torregrossa, independent scholar
Dr. Who: A Wizard in Scientific Clothing
Lisa Leblanc, Anna Maria College

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