Getting Medieval on Popular Culture at MAPACA 2020

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
June 15, 2020
Location: 
New Jersey, United States
Subject Fields: 
Film and Film History, Literature, Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies, Teaching and Learning

Getting Medieval on Popular Culture at MAPACA 2020

Submissions by 15 June 2020

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks submissions for the following sponsored roundtable and papers sessions to be included in the Medieval & Renaissance Area for the 2020 meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association to be held at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal, Princeton, New Jersey, from 5-7 November 2020.

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture is a community of scholars and enthusiasts organized to promote and foster research and discussion of representations of the medieval in post-medieval popular culture and mass media. We share the Medieval & Renaissance Area’s commitment to expanding the corpus of Medievalism Studies and welcome research on neglected genres and media of modern culture.

 

Making Medievalisms Matter (A Roundtable)

The goal of this session is on the professionalism of Medievalism Studies. We seek to highlight successful strategies for integrating popular representations of the medieval into our academic lives. Participants would share their experiences in researching, teaching, and (hopefully) publishing.

 

Medieval Monsters Now (Papers Session)

Following two past sessions on monsters and medievalism, the goal of this session is to explore further examples of how medieval monsters continue to have an impact on the modern world. We are especially interested in recent examples, but discussions of depictions from any post-medieval era are welcome.

 

Nordic Medievalisms: Vikings and Their World in Popular Culture (Papers Session)

The Vikings remain enormously popular in modern culture and continue to elicit much discussion and debate. We seek to continue that dialogue at MAPACA with fresh insights into their depictions in popular culture.

 

Please send inquiries and paper proposals (paper title, 300-word abstract, A/V requests and a brief academic biography) to the organizers at medievalinpopularculture@gmail.com.  Submissions are requested by 15 June 2020.

All presenters must be members of Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association or join for the conference. Further details on MAPACA can be accessed at https://mapaca.net/.

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture maintains a variety of blogs and discussion lists. Details on these activities can be found at our blog, Making Medievalisms Matter, accessible at https://medievalinpopularculture.blogspot.com/.

The full Medieval & Renaissance Area call can be found at https://mapaca.net/areas/medieval-renaissance.

Contact Info: 

Michael A Torregrossa, Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture