CFP: Beowulf to Shakespeare: Popular Culture in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (6/15/08; 10/30-11/2/08 MAPACA)

by Jessica C. Murphy

UPDATE: New deadline June 30, 2008

Call for Papers MAPACA 2008
Beowulf to Shakespeare: Popular Culture in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Conference October 30-November 2, 2008 Niagra Falls, Ontario

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 Scots

-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.

Submit a 250 proposal including av requests by June 15, 2008 to:

Diana Vecchio

or via snail mail to
Diana Vecchio
Widener University
1 University Place
Chester, PA 19013