Friday, May 31, 2013

Beowulf to Shakespeare Area CFP (6/30/13)

Call for Papers
November 7-9, 2013
Atlantic City, NJ

The wealth of material found in the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences in the form of with new creative works in areas such as fiction, film, and computer games, which make use of medieval and/or early modern themes, characters, or plots. 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 the following:

-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.

-Medieval or Renaissance Dramas

-The Middle Ages or Renaissance on the Internet

-Renaissance fairs

Panel and Workshop proposals are also welcome. Submit a 250 word proposal including A/V requests along with a CV or brief bio by June 30, 2013 to our online submissions at

Diana Vecchio


Mary Behrman

Co-Chairs Beowulf to Shakespeare