FYI: Camelot 2000 Conference (Oct. 26-28)
- 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. 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.htmMichaelMichael A. Torregrossa
34 Second Street
Smithfield, RI 02917-3627Websites:
The Arthurian Comic Book Discussion List Homepage
http://home.att.net/~torregrossa/comichome.htmlThe Bokewyrm's Guide to Medieval Studies on the Internet
http://home.att.net/~bokewyrm/index.htmlCamelot 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.)
http://www.lib.rochester.edu/camelot/acpbibs/comicbib.htmComing 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."************************
CAMELOT 2000 PROGRAM
NOTE: The Program is in progress.
THURSDAY Oct. 26
NOTE: All Thursday Sessions will be held in the lower level of the University Chapel.
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)
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)
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 Chrétien 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"
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"
"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"
12:00-1:30 Lunch (Included in Registration Fee)
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)
3:30-5:00 ARTHURIAN CHARACTERS AND SYMBOLS
Chair:Joan Grimbert (Catholic University)
"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:
The Robbins Library
The University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627
Alan Lupack (alupack@...)
- 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!