29th Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

Страна: США

Город: Baltimore

Тезисы до: 30.06.2018

Даты: 08.11.18 — 10.11.18

Е-мейл Оргкомитета: MedievalinPopularCulture@gmail.com

Организаторы: Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture for the Medieval & Renaissance Area of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association


Monsters remain fascinating subjects, and intense discussion in recent years has focused on their representation in medieval texts, including stories as well as the art of the period. However, scholars have largely neglected the post-medieval afterlife of these horrors in later works. Monstrous entities manufactured to exist within re-creations of the Middle Ages in contemporary media share a similar fate in the academy. In short, medievalists appear to like monsters, but they do not always seem willing to explore their depictions in modern texts. Despite this neglect, the monsters found in medievalisms have merit in our classrooms and research, and we need to promote their exploits as well as those of the creatures existing within medieval artifacts.

In furtherance of the goals of the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture, we seek in this panel to unite Medieval Studies, Medievalism Studies, Monster Studies, and Popular Culture Studies to highlight connections between medieval monstrosities and their post-medieval incarnations and successors. We hope to explore both continuity and change in addressing how terrors rooted in the medieval have been portrayed and how their inheritors have been developed.  

Possible topics might include:

  • Aos Sí
  • Bisclavret
  • Demons
  • Dracula
  • Dragons
  • Draugar
  • Elves
  • Etrigan (DC Comics)
  • Fairies
  • Fáfnir
  • Fenrir (Fenris-wolf)
  • Fomorians
  • Gargoyles
  • Giants
  • Golems
  • The Green Knight
  • The Grendelkin
  • Hel
  • Incubi/Sucubi
  • Jörmungandr (Midgard Serpent)
  • Loathly Ladies
  • Loch Ness Monster (Nessie)
  • Melusine
  • Merlin
  • Níðhöggr (Nidhogg)
  • Oberon
  • Quasimodo
  • Revenants
  • Robert the Devil
  • Shrek
  • Trolls
  • Tuatha Dé Danann
  • Tylwyth Teg
  • Vampires of medieval origin
  • Werewolves
  • Wild Hunt
  • Wild Men
  • Wild Women
  • Witches

Веб-сайт конференции: https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2018/04/06/monsters-and-medievalism-mapaca-118-1018