CFP: Camelot on the Small Screen (A Roundtable), Kalamazoo 2016

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Type: 
Call for Papers
Date: 
September 15, 2015
Location: 
Michigan, United States
Subject Fields: 
Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies, Literature, Humanities, Cultural History / Studies, Popular Culture Studies

Since the advent of television, there have been dozens of series, miniseries, made-for-television movies, and animated incarnations of the Arthurian legends, from The Adventures of Sir Lancelot in the 1950s to Australia’s animated Arthur and the Square Knights of the Round Table or the 2001 miniseries The Mists of Avalon.  Unlike Arthurian cinema, however, very little scholarship has been done on Arthurian television despite the ever-growing corpus of programming.  The March 2015 issue of Arthuriana focuses on the three most recent Arthurian television series (Kaamelott, Starz’s Camelot, and BBC’s Merlin), and the roundtable is intended to provide an opportunity to discuss many more productions.  Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words together with a completed Participant Information Form (http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/submissions/) to Tara Foster (tafoster@nmu.edu) by September 15.  Please include your name, title, and affiliation on the abstract itself.  All abstracts not accepted for the session will be forwarded to Congress administrators for consideration in general sessions, as per Congress regulations.