Saturday, April 3, 2010

CFP: Medieval Love and Sexuality in Film and Television (6/1/10; Milwaukee 11/11-14/10)

Call for Papers:
“Love came first in my thought, therefore I forgot it naught”: Medieval Love and Sexuality in Film and Television
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee

Deadline Extended—New Third Round Deadline: June 1, 2010

Medieval literature includes numerous and varied depictions of love and sexuality, and these have inspired filmmakers throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The recent cinematic and television versions of Beowulf and Robin Hood (to name but a few examples) prove that medieval stories and heroes have never been more popular. This area of the Film & History Conference seeks to better understand our modern fascination with love and sexuality in medieval film and television, and welcomes paper abstracts for the following panels:

  • Story alteration, sexy temptresses, and parental love in Beowulf films
  • Hobbits and Harry Potter: Romance and love in medievalist film and television
  • Cinematic Canterbury Tales and modern Chaucerian echoes

In addition to the above panels, this area also welcomes paper and panel proposals that examine all forms and genres of film and television featuring depictions of medieval love and sexuality. Possibilities include, but are not limited to, modern perceptions of Camelot and King Arthur’s knights; patriotic and religious love; the connections between love, violence, and morality; and issues of social class, nationality, and hetero- and homosexual love in medieval film and television.

Please send your 200-word proposal by e-mail to the area chair:
Justin T. Noetzel
Department of English
Saint Louis University
Adorjan Hall Room 127
3800 Lindell Boulevard
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Email: (email submissions preferred)

Panel proposals for up to four presenters are also welcome, but each presenter must submit his or her own paper proposal. For updates and registration information about the upcoming meeting, see the Film & History website (

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