Wednesday, April 7, 2010

CFP: Medieval/Renaissance Topics MAPACA 2010 Conference (no deadline; Alexandria, VA 10/28-31/10)

The 2010 MAPACA conference will be from
October 28, 2010 to October 31, 2010
at The Crowne Plaza Hotel
901 North Fairfax
Alexandria, VA 22314

Beowulf to Shakespeare: Popular Culture in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Diana Vecchio
Widener University
1 University Place
Chester, PA 19013

The wealth of material found in the literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new works in fiction, film, and other areas, whether through adaptation or incorporation of themes and characters. This is a call for papers or panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or renaissance representation in popular culture. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to:

– modern portrayals of any aspect of Arthurian legends or Shakespeare
– modern versions or adaptations of any other Medieval or Renaissance writer
– modern investigations of historical figures such as Eleanor of
Aquitaine, The Richards, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I,
Mary Queen of Scotts
– teaching medieval and renaissance texts to modern students
– Medieval or Renaissance links to fantasy fiction, gaming, comics,
video games, etc.
– the Middle Ages or Renaissance on the Internet
– Renaissance fairs

Presentations can be in the form of individual papers, panels,
workshops, roundtables, or other formats, and presenters are urged to consider choosing an alternative format if it would better suit their topic.

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