A session sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture for the Medieval & Renaissance Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
2019 Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association
Pittsburgh Marriott City Center Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
7-9 November 2019
Proposals due by 30 June 2019
Medieval Classics Illustrated: The Comics Get Medieval 2019
The comics medium has long been used to promote the familiarization of great literature beginning with the Classics Illustrated series and continuing with its many modern successors today. There is value in using comics to introduce readers to texts, but there is greater value in using adaptations as studies of acts of interpretation, appropriation, and transformation. As with any form of medievalism, the connections made between comics adaptations of medieval literature and the contexts concerning their creation are important, but there are, to date, few studies of comics based on medieval works. It is the intent of this panel, a furtherance of the popular Comics Get Medieval sessions, to foster discussion and debate of how and why cartoonists, comic book creators, and graphic novelists have adapted medieval texts and to offer suggestions for how such comics might be profitably used in teaching and promoting the discipline of Medieval Studies.
Presentations will be limited to 15-20 minutes depending on final panel size.
Interested individuals should, no later than 30 June 2019, notify the organizers of their topic via email directed to MedievalinPopularCulture@gmail.com using “Comics Get Medieval 2019” as their subject heading. Please send both an abstract of no more than 300 words and an academic biographical narrative of no more than 75 words. Accepted participants will also need create a web account with the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association at https://mapaca.net/conference in advance of the deadline.
Again, please send inquiries and copies of your submissions to the organizers at MedievalinPopularCulture@gmail.com using “Comics Get Medieval 2019” as the subject heading.
In planning your proposal, please be aware of the policies of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (available at https://mapaca.net/help/conference/submitting-abstracts-conference).
Further details on the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture can be found at its website: https://medievalinpopularculture.blogspot.com/.