Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Kalamazoo is Now

The annual International Congress on Medieval Studies is being held this week on the grounds of Western Michigan University, and we are fortunate to have had a session accepted for inclusion on Thursday night. Please try to attend if you can.

Details are as follows:

51st International Congress on Medieval Studies
Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, MI)
Thursday, 12 May, 7:30 PM
Session 164 (Bernhard 158)

More Middle Ages on Screen? Reconsidering The Reel Middle Ages (A Roundtable)
Sponsor: Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
Organizer: Michael A. Torregrossa, Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

Presider: Susan L. Aronstein, Univ. of Wyoming

Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven (2005): Medieval History as Caricature
June-Ann Greeley, Sacred Heart Univ.

Postmodern Medieval: BBC’s Robin Hood Series (2006–09)
Mikee Delony, Abilene Christian Univ.

What’s Love Got to Do with It?: Kevin Reynold’s Tristan & Isolde (2006)
Kate McGrath, Central Connecticut State Univ.

The Legend Continues: Exploring the Development of Arthur in Guy Ritchie’s The Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur (2016)
Kayla Sanderson, Abilene Christian Univ.

The Association is also organizing a session on medieval TV for MAPACA this November in Atlantic City, and we hope to run a session at next year's Medieval Congress on medieval-themed anime, magna, and related electronic games. 

Our book projects are on hold at present. Please wait to be contacted about updates.

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