Sunday, October 4, 2009

MMSM: Conference Papers of Interest: NEPCA The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (Queensborough Community College 10/23-24/09)

NEPCA, the Northeast Popular/American Culture Association, meets this month at Queensborough Community College from Friday, 23 October, through Saturday, 24 October. The conference includes some papers on medieval subjects, as noted below. The complete program and registration information can be accessed at


SESSION III: 10:30 AM – 12:00 pm
Panel 27: Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Legend II
Location: Medical Arts MC 41
Chair: Marlene San Miguel Groner, Farmingdale State College
PAPER 1 of 3: “America’s First Arthurian-Inspired Superhero: Quality Comics’ Merlin the Magician (1940-42)
Michael A. Torregrossa, The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
PAPER 2 0f 3: “Who’s Afraid of the Beowulf? The Anglo-Saxon Hero as a Modern Movie Monster”
John Sexton, Bridgewater State College

SESSION IV: 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Panel 32: Sexual Identity in Film and Literature
Location: Medical Arts MC 28
Chair: John Talbird, Queensborough Community College
PAPER 2 of 3: “Masculine Game(s) in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Make Me a Supermodel
Mo Parales, New York University

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