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FYI: Camelot 2000 Conference (Oct. 26-28)

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  • Michael Torregrossa
    Hello, I am presenting a paper at the CAMELOT 2000: A MILLENNIAL CONFERENCE ON THE ARTHURIAN LEGENDS at the University of Rochester on Thursday, October 26.
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 19, 2000
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      I am presenting a paper at the "CAMELOT 2000: A MILLENNIAL CONFERENCE ON THE ARTHURIAN LEGENDS" at the University of Rochester on Thursday, October 26.  The paper will explore the return of King Arthur in recent comic books.  For those interested, the full program is attached below.  For more information on the conference follow this link:  http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/C2000.htm
      Michael A. Torregrossa
      34 Second Street
      Smithfield, RI 02917-3627
      The Arthurian Comic Book Discussion List Homepage
      The Bokewyrm's Guide to Medieval Studies on the Internet
      Camelot 3000 and Beyond:  An Annotated Bibliography of Arthurian Comic Books Published in the United States c. 1980-1998.  Part of "The Arthuriana / Camelot Project Bibliographies."  (Revised edition now online.)
      Coming soon-Teaching the Legend of King Arthur in the Twenty-first Century: A Basic Reference Guide

      'Young Indiana Jones:  Travels With Father' (1996)
      Nikos Kazantzakis: "Well, your father is living in the Dark Ages!"
      Young Indy:   "Almost--My father is a medievalist."


      NOTE: The Program is in progress.

      THURSDAY Oct. 26

      NOTE: All Thursday Sessions will be held in the lower level of the University Chapel.

      9:00-9:45 Registration

      10:00-12:00 ARTHURIAN FICTION

      Chair: Sarah Higley (University of Rochester)

      Raymond H. Thompson (Acadia University)
      "Darkness Over Camelot: Enemies of the Arthurian Dream"

      John W. Conlee (College of William and Mary)
      "Warwick Deeping's Uther and Igraine"

      Janina P. Traxler (Manchester College)
      "Once and Future Saxons: Nazis and Other Dark Forces in Modern Arthurian Story"

      Nicole Dentzien (University of Kiel)
      "Malory's Influence on Modern Arthurian Literature: Rosemary Sutcliff's Sword at Sunset and Thomas Berger's Arthur Rex"

      Miriam Rheingold Fuller (Central Missouri State University)
      "Floating Down to Middle-Earth: Elaine of Astolat and Tolkien's Eowyn"

      12:00-1:30 LUNCH (Included in Registration Fee)

      1:30 - 2:30 PLENARY LECTURE:
      "Arthurian Research in a New Century: Prospects and Projects"
      Norris Lacy (Pennsylvania State University)

      2:30-3:00 Break

      3:00-4:30 EXTENDING THE CANON
      Chair: Laura Blunk (Cuyahoga Community College)

      Dan Nastali (Kansas City, MO)
      Phillip C. Boardman (University of Nevada/Reno)
      "Searching for Arthur Literary Highways, Electronic By-Ways, and Cultural Back Roads"

      Roger Simpson (University of East Anglia)
      "William Sotheby's 'Constance de Castile'"

      Michael Torregrossa (Smithfield, RI)
      "An Abundance of Arthurs: The Myth of the Return of Arthur in Recent Comics"

      Bonnie Wheeler (Southern Methodist University)
      "Critical Approaches to Arthurian Studies: Quondam et Futurus"

      5:45 Dinner at a local restaurant (Not included in Registration Fee)

      7:45 Concert

      FRIDAY, Oct. 27

      NOTE: All Friday Sessions will be held in the lower level of the University Chapel.

      9:00-10:30 MEDIEVAL LITERATURE:


      Judith Davis (Goshen College)
      "Animus and Anima: Jungian Dyads in Chr├ętien de Troyes"

      Susann Samples (Mt. St. Mary's College)
      "'Problem Women' in Heinrich von dem Tuerlin's Diu Crone"

      David F. Johnson (Florida State University)
      "Walewein as Healer in the Middle Dutch Arthurian Tradition."

      Sian Echard (University of British Columbia)
      "'Hic est Artur': Reading Latin and Reading Arthur"

      10:30-11:00 Break

      11:00-12:00 HELEN ANN ROBBINS LECTURE:
      "Malory and His Audience"
      Peter Field (University of Wales, Bangor)

      12:00 - 1:30 Lunch (Included in Registration Fee)

      1:30 - 3:00 MIDDLE ENGLISH ROMANCE

      Chair: Russell Peck (University of Rochester)

      Dana Symons (University of Rochester)
      "Does Tristan Think or Doesn't He?"

      Robert Blanch (Northeastern University)
      Julian Wasserman (Loyola University, New Orleans)
      "Judging Camelot: Change in Critical Perspectives in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight"

      Edward E. Foster (Whitman College)
      "Ideology in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the Stanzaic Morte Arthure"

      Tom Hahn (University of Rochester)
      "The Spectacle of Violence in Popular Middle English Arthurian Romance"

      3:00 - 3:30 Break

      3:30 - 5:00 MALORY:

      Chair: Richard Kaeuper (University of Rochester)

      Angela Gibson (University of Rochester)
      "Private Desire and Public Interests in Malory"

      Elizabeth Sklar (Wayne State University)
      "Re-writing Malory: Vinaver's Selected Tales"

      Beverly Kennedy
      "The Idea of Providence in Malory's Morte D'Arthur"

      D. Thomas Hanks, Jr. (Baylor University)
      "The Ideal Edition of Malory's Morte D'Arthur"

      5:30-6:30 Viewing of the Exhibit

      6:45-8:15 Dinner (on campus) (Included in Registration Fee)

      SATURDAY, Oct. 28:

      9:30 - 11:00 ART AND CULTURE

      Chair: Don Hoffman (Northeastern Illinois University)

      Barbara Tepa Lupack (Rochester, NY)
      "King Arthur and Black American Popular Culture"

      Virginia Blanton-Whetsell (Marist College)
      "Idealizing the Medieval Mythos: Popular Arthuriana in American Multi-Media"

      Jeanne Fox-Friedman (Franklin and Marshall College)
      "Who Owned King Arthur's Knights?: World War I Posters and the Question of National Identity"

      Debra Mancoff (Chicago, IL)
      "State of the Arts: New Views of Arthurian Imagery"

      11:00-12:00 Entertainment

      12:00-1:30 Lunch (Included in Registration Fee)

      1:30-3:00 FILM:

      Chair: Bert Olton

      Kevin Harty (La Salle University)
      "Lights! Camelot! Action!: Reflections on Cinema Arthuriana Past, Present, and Future"

      Fiona Tolhurst (Alfred University)
      "Enough Already!: The Uses and Abuses of Gendered Imagery in Arthurian Film"

      Michael Salda (The University of Southern Mississippi)
      "Arthurian Cartoons"

      3:00-3:30 Break


      Chair:Joan Grimbert (Catholic University)

      David Staines
      "Guinevere's Idylls of the King"

      Richard Barber (Boydell and Brewer)
      "The Holy Grail and the Scholars: Changing Fashions and Changing Interpretations"

      Peter Goodrich (Northern Michigan University)
      "Merlin in the Twenty-First Century"

      5:30 Reception for Conference Participants



      Please send questions to:

      Alan Lupack
      The Robbins Library
      The University of Rochester
      Rochester, NY 14627
      Alan Lupack (alupack@...)

    • Alan Stewart
      Michael, it sounds like it should be a fascinating conference. I m very sorry I won t be able to attend and enjoy your presentation (and Dan s, and Bert s
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 20, 2000
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        Michael, it sounds like it should be a fascinating conference. I'm
        very sorry I won't be able to attend and enjoy your presentation (and
        Dan's, and Bert's chairing of the film session) in person.
        Hopefully, some of this material will find its way into print.

        Good luck to all of you!

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