Friday, April 22, 2011

Medievalism at Plymouth State University

Last weekend there were several medievalism-themed papers at Plymouth State University's annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum. Relevant papers follow:


11:05-12:25 Session 2
Examining the Self and Re-Imagining the Past Hartman Union Building (HUB) 109
Moderator: Brian Kosanovich, Plymouth State University/Loomis Chaffee
2) “You are my Father and Mother”: Love, Friendship, and the Surrogate Family in Medieval Novels for Young Adults, Angela Jane Weisl, Seton Hall University
3) From ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to ‘Letters to Juliet’: Elizabethan Tragedy Re-envisioned as Romantic Comedy, Charles R. Forker, Indiana University

4:00-5:20 Session 4
Teaching the Middle Ages Rounds 304
Moderator: Meriem Pagès, Keene State College
1) Making Chaucer Relevant to High School Seniors of Various Ability Levels, Patricia Hageman, Hollis-Brookline High School
2) Podcasting and Pedagogy, Andrea R. Harbin, SUNY Cortland


10:35-11:55 Session 6
Reading Chaucer in America Rounds 203
Moderator: Paulette Barton, University of Maine, Orono
1) The Adams Family Chaucers, M. C. E. Shaner, University of Massachusetts—Boston
2) The William Van Wyck Translation of The Canterbury Tales, Illustrated by Rockwell Kent, Geraldine S. Branca, Merrimack College

3:00-4:20 Session 7
Medieval Roots, Modern Dreams Rounds 303
Moderator: Arthur Fried, Plymouth State University
1) Introducing the Medieval Roots of Modern Gender Equality, Robert Myles, McGill University
2) Print Warfare and Foxe’s The Book of Martyrs: Woodcuts as an Early Modern Precursor to 20th-21st Century Comics, Forrest C. Helvie, Norwalk Community College
3) Prince Valiant and Beyond: (Re-)Assessing the Corpus of Medieval-Themed Comics, Michael A. Torregrossa, Independent Scholar

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