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Arthurian/Medieval Panels at PCA/ACA 2005

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  • Michael Torregrossa
    The following panels at the annual meeting of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association are related to Arthurian and Medieval Studies. The
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      The following panels at the annual meeting of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association are related to Arthurian and Medieval Studies. The complete program can be found on-line at <www.popularculture.org> along with details for attending.

      Michael Torregrossa


      [As of 1/8/05, there were no listings of papers for the Science Fiction/Fantasy Area]

      Wednesday, March 23, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

      -Marriott Hall 2

      032 Children's Literature and Culture I: The Hobbit and The Pasteboard Bandit

      Chair: Harry Eiss, Eastern Michigan University

      2) Riddles in the Dark: A Psychological Interpretation of Chapter Five of The Hobbit

      Harry Eiss

      3) An Unexpected Guest: Postmodern Meets Freud, Jung, and Campbell: An Encounter with Gollum

      Kathy Walsh, Eastern Michigan University


      Thursday, March 24, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.

      -Green Room

      065 Arthurian Legend I: Arthurian Fiction and Figures

      Chair: Zia Isola, University of California, Santa Barbara

      1) A Quest in Common: Pip and Percival

      Colleen J. Warwick, Purdue University

      2) The Pendragon and the Mage

      Thomas Hoberg, Northeastern Illinois University

      3) An Arthurian Romance of a Deconstructed Confederate

      Robert K. Phillips, Lander University

      4) Arthur's Right Hand: Bedwyr in Modern Arthurian Fiction

      Tyler Omoth, Minnesota State University

      Thursday, March 24, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

      -Green Room

      099 Arthurian Legend II: Bruckheimer's Arthur

      Chair: Elizabeth Sklar, Wayne State University

      1) Taking the Bait: The 'Real' Reel Arthur

      Royanne Smith, Wayne State University

      2) "The Rome You Speak of Doesn't Exist": National Identity and Ideological Confusion in Jerry Bruckheimer's King Arthur

      Susan Aronstein, University of Wyoming

      3) Native Americans and Woad Warriors: From Thomas Harriot to King Arthur

      Mark Rasmussen, Centre College

      Thursday, March 24, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

      -Del Mar

      131 British Popular Culture III: Reimagining Tolkien's "Half-Mythical" World

      Chair: John Rogers, Vincennes University

      1) Jackson's Gandalf: The Wizard as Action Hero

      Frank Riga, Canisius College

      2) Melian the Maia: Subverting Tradition in The Silmarillion

      Maureen Thum, University of Michigan-Flint

      3) Jackson's Aragorn and the American Superhero Monomyth

      Janet Brennan Croft, Bizzel Library, University of Oklahoma

      4) The Councils of Middle Earth: Jackson's Impatience with Deliberation

      Judith Kollmann, University of Michigan-Flint

      Discussant: John Greenfield, McKendree College


      136 Medieval Popular Culture I: Beowulf: Variations on a Theme

      Chair: K. A. Laity, University of Houston-Downtown

      1) The 13th Warrior: Eaters of the Dead, Beowulf, Adaptation, and Audience

      Laurel Lacroix, Houston Community College-Southwest

      2) Beowulf and Armored Bears: A Heroic Society in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

      Margaret F. Swezey, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

      3) Bilbo and Beowulf: Tolkien's Retextualization of an Ancient Conflict

      Christina Fawcett, University of Manitoba

      Thursday, March 24, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

      -Green Room

      167 Arthurian Legend III: Moms, Men, and Monastaries

      Chair: Donald L. Hoffman, Northeastern Illinois University

      1) In a Sentimental Mood: Emotional Display in Arthurian Knights from Malory to the Movies

      Zia Isola, UC Santa Barbara

      2) St. Galgano and the Sword in the Stone

      Linda A. Malcor, Laguna Beach

      3) Mothering Excalibur: Modern Portrayals of the Arthurian Birthright

      Christina Francis, Arizona State University


      170 Medieval Popular Culture II: Playing Games and Making Rules

      Chair: Gene Kannenberg Jr., University of Houston-Downtown

      1) Adequacy and Acceptability in The Silmarillion

      Amber Swinford, Texas Tech University

      2) Umberto Eco's Baudolino: Games Within Games

      Patrick Dennis, University of Texas at Dallas

      3) Sexuality and Identity in Medieval Cross-Dressers

      Britton Haeuser, Washington D.C .

      Thursday, March 24, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

      -Green Room

      201 Arthurian Legend IV: The Comics Get Medieval

      Chair: Christina Francis, Arizona State University

      1) Understanding Dante: Comics in the Commedia

      Jason Tondro, UC Riverside

      2) Bran's Head and Other Things You Never Thought You'd See: Celtic Mythology in Comics

      Nicole Freim, Cardinal Stritch University

      3) Love and the Chivalric Code in Preacher : A Modern Epic-Romance

      Christopher Hayter, Sonoma State University

      4) Holy Grail, Batman! The Dark Knight Detective in King Arthur's Court

      Michael A. Torregrossa, University of Connecticut (Storrs)


      Friday, March 25, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.


      255 Folklore and Popular Culture I: Transmission and Translation of Folklore

      Chair: Paul Gaffney, University of Virginia

      2) "Sir Orfeo": How a Classical Myth Becomes a Popular Tale

      Paul Gaffney

      3) Influence and (Mis)Representation of Eastern-European Folklore in Hollywood Horror Movies

      Susan Nyikos, Utah State University

      Friday, March 25, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

      -Del Mar

      323 British Popular Culture VI: Harry Potter II: Gender, Class, Religion and Reception

      Chair: John Rogers, Vincennes University

      1) "Quarreling like an old Married Couple": The Queerness of Alfonso Cuaron's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

      Megan Fowler, University of California, Riverside

      2) House of a Different Sort: Class, Race, and Blood at Hogwarts

      Dustin Hanvey, Riverside Community College

      3) "That's not my Harry Potter!" Translation and Receptions Issues in Alfonso Cuaron's Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

      Craig Svonkin, University of California, Riverside

      4) Sacrifice and Salvation: J. K. Rowling and the Christian Influence

      Andrew Howe, University of California, Riverside

      Discussant: Rob Watson, Grand Valley State University

      Friday, March 25, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

      -Manchester Room 2

      364 Film IX: Horror and Fantasy

      Chair: Heather Williams, Monroe Community College

      3) Eye of Newt, Toe of Hogwarts: A Then and Now History of Magical Realism on Screen

      Michael W. Young, La Roche College

      4) The Art of Artifact: Unearthing Secular Spirituality in the Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider Movies

      Heather Williams

      Friday, March 25, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.


      389 Medieval Popular Culture III: Crossing Lines & Thresholds

      Chair: K. A. Laity, University of Houston-Downtown

      1) In Defense of Delay: Legal Commentary in The Owl and the Nightingale

      Wendy A. Matlock, California State University, Sacramento

      2) Hecyra and Cinderella: Classical Literature and Medieval Folklore in the Vita sanctae Godelevae

      David Defries, The Ohio State University

      3) The Medieval Celluloid Closet: Three Films of Edward II

      Michael G. Cornelius, Wilson College

      -Del Mar

      398 Gothic IV: American

      Chair: Louis H Palmer, III, Castleton State College

      4) Going Medieval: Gothic Traces in Cormac McCarthy's Suttree

      Louis H Palmer, III

      Friday, March 25, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.


      423 Medieval Popular Culture IV: The Medieval in Popular Culture: A Roundtable

      Chair: Michael A. Torregrossa, University of Connecticut (Storrs)

      Students of the Middle Ages have long been fascinated by medievalism-any post-medieval recreation of the Middle Ages-but, to date, few studies of this material have explored the medieval in "popular" culture (especially with regards to popular music, television, comics, and video games). By organizing this roundtable at the annual PCA/ACA conference, we seek to bring popular culture specialists into contact with medievalists, and the purpose of this roundtable is twofold:

      1) We want to assess the reception of medievalism by members of PCA/ACA and to gauge interest in the topic for a potential book series or e-journal

      2) We would like to compile an online database of the medieval in popular culture and seek individuals willing to contribute to this endeavor

      Interested parties are invited to attend the session or to contact the organizer at <mtorregrossa@...>.

      [N.B. this session runs at the same time as the Comics Area business meeting]


      Saturday, March 26, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.


      447 Elizabethan Culture IV: Discussion of the State of Early Modern/Renaissance Popular Culture Studies

      Chair: Kim Keeline, University of Southern California

      Saturday, March 26, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


      494 Comic Art & Comics X: Comics Research and Academic Careers: Roundtable Discussion

      Moderator: Gene Kannenberg, Jr., University of Houston Downtown


      Stanford W. Carpenter, University of Maryland

      Charles Hatfield, English, California State University, Northridge

      Mark Rogers, Walsh University

      Natsu Onada

      -Torrey Room 3

      513 Shakespeare in Popular Culture II: Performance in Film and Stage: Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, and Hamlet

      Chair: Kay Smith, Valencia Community College

      2) Performance as Succession: Macbeth Productions and Adaptations on Film and Television.

      Kim Fedderson, Lakehead University, Ontario

      3) Cramped Cranial Closeness: Richardson's Claustrophobic Setting in the 1969 Hamlet

      Kay Smith

      Saturday, March 26, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

      -Torrey Room 3

      542 Shakespeare on Film and Television I

      Chair: Roberta N. Rude, University of South Dakota

      1) Kenneth Branagh and the Hollywoodization of Hal

      Peter Babiak, York University

      2) Hamlet You Can Drink To: Surveillance, Technology, and the Bard in Strange Brew

      Melissa Croteau, San Diego State University

      4) On Cinematic Additions to Shakespeare's Plays: Bottom's Wife, Henry's Boys, Kate's Wedding, and Othello's Nightmare

      Richard Vela, The University of North Carolina-Pembroke

      Saturday, March 26, 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.

      -Torrey Room 3

      554 Shakespeare on Film and Television II

      Chair: Richard Vela, The University of North Carolina-Pembroke

      4) Bounded in a Nutshell: The Limitation of Music as Guide in Almereyda's Hamlet

      Kendra Leonard, Independent Scholar, and

      Ruth Benander, Raymond Walters College

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