Thursday, April 19, 2012

Our Kalamazoo Sessions Updated

Here, again, are the details on our sponsored sessions for this year's Medieval Congress. There have been some changes as noted below in bold.

Saturday, 14 May

12:00 PM
Business Meeting and Reception (Valley II, Garneau Lounge)
All are invited to attend.

3:30 PM
Twenty-First Century Medievalism: Re-envisioning the Medieval in the Contemporary World (A Roundtable), Session 478 (Fetzer 2040)
Organizer: Michael A. Torregrossa, The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
Presider: Mikee Delony, Abilene Christian Univ.

Paper 1: Peter H. Johnsson (San Francisco State Univ.), Siegfried the Volk-Song: Examining the Interpretations of Siegfried the Dragon-Slayer and the Making of a National History

Paper 2: Laurie Rizzo (Univ. of Delaware), Analysis of Arthurian Film Reviews

Paper 3: Suanna H. Davis (Houston Community College: Central), Beowulf in the Twenty-First Century

Paper 4 has been withdrawn

I also append below the information that was to be reproduced on a flier for both sessions:

Advance Notice:

The Society has proposed the following sessions (pending approval by the Congress organizing committee) for the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies:

Are You From Camelot? Recent Arthurian Film, Television, and Electronic Games as Innovators of the Arthurian Tradition and Their Impact (Roundtable)

The Comics Get Medieval at Kalamazoo: New Perspectives for Incorporating Comics into Medieval Studies Teaching and Research (Roundtable)

Please contact us at if you are interested in participating

We are also organizing sessions on the following topics for other conference in 2011 and 2012:

Monstrous Medievalisms 2011 (Proposals by 6/1/11; Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association, 11/11-12/11 Danbury, CT)

The Comics Get Medieval 2012: A Celebration of Medieval-Themed Comics in Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Prince Valiant (Proposals by 12/1/11; Popular Culture Association 4/4-7/11 Boston, MA)

Once and Future Kings? The Return of King Arthur in the Post-medieval World (Proposals by 12/1/11; Plymouth State Medieval and Renaissance Forum 4/20-21/11 Plymouth, NH)

Also pending approval of the respective organizing committees:

The Reel World of King Arthur: Arthurian Myth and Legend in Film, Television, and Electronic Games (TBA; 2012 Film and History Conference 9/26-30/12 Milwaukee, WI)

Full details on all of these can be found at

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