Sunday, September 16, 2012

Medieval Papers at Film & History 2012

The 2012 Film and History Conference meets later this month from 26-30 September 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The complete program can be accessed at

The following sessions are of interest:


PANEL 2716 Myths R Us III: The Sun Never Sets: British Identity in Film and Television
PAPER 2 OF 3: Brave Hearts and Minds: Scottish Politics, Nation-Building and the Myth-Making Power of Braveheart
Cody Neidert, University of Northern Colorado
PAPER 3 OF 3: “Decaying Splendours”: Landscapes of Absence, Loss, and Trauma in the Films of Stephen Weeks
Kevin M. Flanagan, University of Pittsburgh

PANEL 2723 Medieval Myths II: Magic Beyond the Pale
The Dark Ages in the Cinema: A Case Study on Medieval Witchcraft
Tom Vercruysse, Kotholieke Universiteit Leuven
Father of Anarchy: Robin Hood and the Medieval Outlaw in Contemporary Culture
Melissa Sartore, West Virginia University Institute of Technology
Indistinguishable from Magic: Weapons of Mass Destruction in Robin Hood
Leah Larson, Our Lady of the Lake University

PANEL 2726 Mythos II: Goddesses: Armed and Dangerous
PAPER 2 OF 3: Arya, Katniss, and Merida: Three Screen Teen Amazon Archers
Beverly J. Graf, Pepperdine University

PANEL 2733 Storytelling 101 II: Prominent Historical Figures: Anastasia,
Martin Guerre, Edith Piaf and Cleopatra
PAPER 2 OF 4: The Artful Historian and the Historical Filmmaker: Two Accounts of Martin Guerre
Mike Schraeder, M.F.A

PANEL 2747 Medieval Myths I: Magical Medieval Realms in High
Politics, Magic, and Religion in the Middle Ages as Presented in George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones
Thomas McBryde, Our Lady of the Lake University
To Infinity and Beyond: How Film and Television Have Influenced the Evolution of the Arthurian Legend through BBC’s Merlin
Vanessa Schuchardt McBryde. Our Lady of the Lake University
Arthur and Guinevere 2.0: The BBC’s Merlin and the Reimagining of Arthurian Legend for a Twenty-First Century British Audience
Antoinette Winstead, Our Lady of the Lake University

SAT., 29 SEPT.
PANEL 2924 Myths of Place
PAPER 3 OF 3: Off to the Highlands: Pixar’s Brave and the Allure of Scotland to the American Imagination
Dorene Koehler

PANEL 2931B | Medieval Myths III: Varied Visions of Medieval Legends
Beowulf and Grendel
Kris Kobold, York University
Artifice and Misrecognition in Zemeckis’ Beowulf
David Watson, Michigan State University

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