CFP: Medieval/Renaissance Area, Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
29th Annual Conference, Lord Baltimore Hotel, Baltimore, MD
November 8-10, 2018
Deadline for Submissions: June 30, 2018
The wealth of material found in the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new creative works that 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 representations in popular culture. Possible topics include essays on medieval- or Renaissance-inspired films such as Ready Player One or King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, televsion shows or advertisements (Vikings, Game of Thrones, Westworld, Capitol One Viking Ads), and plays (Something Rotten!). Papers concerning medieval-themed computer games, novels, graphic novels, and adaptations of medieval or Renaissance works also are welcome. We also encourage submissions regarding tourism of historic sites or medieval/Renaissance-themed parks and festivals as well as papers regarding innovative ways of teaching the Middle Ages and Renaissance.
Mary Behrman, Co-Chair, Medieval & Renaissance Area, The Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)