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PCMA sessions at Kalamazoo 2008

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  • Michael Torregrossa
    Dear list members, Once again our virtual Society has offered a series of sessions at the Medieval Congress at Western Michigan University. Our Kalamazoo
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 1, 2008
      Dear list members,

      Once again our virtual Society has offered a series of sessions at the
      Medieval Congress at Western Michigan University. Our Kalamazoo sessions
      are now online. Times and locations are listed below. You can view the
      complete program and register to attend at <
      http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/>.

      Michael



      PCMA Kzoo 2008

      Thursday, 8 May
      6:00 PM Valley III 303 [across from exhibit halls]

      Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
      Business Meeting


      Saturday, 10 May
      1:30 PM Session 428, Fetzer 2020

      Will the "Reel" Beowulf Please Stand Up? Representations of the Beowulf
      Story on Electronic Multimedia
      Sponsor: Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
      Organizer: Michael A. Torregrossa, Independent Scholar
      Presider: John P. Sexton, Bridgewater State College
      Beowulf in Red and Blue: The Bifurcation of the Hero in Film and TV
      Mary Bowman, Univ. of Wisconsin�Stevens Point
      Monstrous Mothers and Maternal Might in Film Adaptations of Beowulf
      David W. Marshall, California State Univ.�San Bernardino
      Grendel Goes Hollywood: Depictions of the Monstrous in Beowulf Films
      A. Keith Kelly, Kutztown Univ.
      Burning for You: Immolation, Beowulf, and Beyond
      Carl James Grindley, Hostos Community College, CUNY


      3:30 PM Session 492, Schneider 1285 [a room apparently not on the map]

      The Comics Get Medieval at Kalamazoo: A Workshop on the Comics Medium in the
      Medieval Studies Classroom and Medievalist Research
      Sponsor: Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
      Organizer: Michael A. Torregrossa, Independent Scholar
      Presider: Dominick Grace, Brecia Univ. College
      Comic books, comics strips, graphic novels, and manga with medieval themes
      are prevalent in modern popular culture and offer unique approaches to
      viewing
      aspects of medieval history, literature, mythology, and culture. The purpose
      of this workshop is to introduce (or reintroduce) medievalists to the comics
      medium and various forms and to illustrate the wealth of material for
      incorporation into classroom teaching and research. There will also be some
      dicussion
      of how to access and catalogue this corpus. Pre-registration is preferred
      but not required; please e-mail the Society at
      Popular.Culture.and.the.Middle.Ages@
      gmail.com.


      Sunday, 11 May
      10:30 AM Session 574, Fetzer 1005 [Kirsch Auditorium]

      Mass Media Arthuriana: The Matter of Britain in Modern Popular Culture
      Sponsor: Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
      Organizer: Michael A. Torregrossa, Independent Scholar
      Presider: Carl James Grindley, Hostos Community College, CUNY
      "Wake Up, Arthur": King Arthur in English "Folk" Song
      Paul Hardwick, Trinity and All Saints, Univ. of Leeds
      Nathanael West's Miss Lonelyhearts and the Metaphorical Grail
      Amy L. Ingram, Northern Illinois Univ.
      Arthur and Dilbert
      Dominick Grace, Brescia Univ. College
      Midsomer Murders and Criminal Minds: Contemporary Violence and the Grail
      Legend
      Robert J. Blanch, Independent Scholar


      --
      Michael A. Torregrossa, M.A.
      Co-Founder, The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
      http://PopularCultureandtheMiddleAges.org


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