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- Thank you for your interest in the Society for the Study of Popular
Culture and the Middle Ages. Incorporating the Society for Arthurian
Popular Culture Studies, the Society for the Study of Popular Culture
and the Middle Ages was founded in 2004 by Michael A. Torregrossa and
Carl James Grindley to facilitate the discussion and debate of
representations of the medieval in post-medieval popular culture and
the dissemination of information regarding studies of this material.
In the future, we hope to expand our coverage to also include the
popular culture of the Middle Ages itself.
The society is primarily a virtual community of scholars and
enthusiasts that convene at various discussion lists hosted by Yahoo!
Groups (formerly eGroups). Information about these lists is provided
below. The society also maintains a series of websites that feature
online bibliographies focused on popular medievalisms, including
Arthuriana (KING ARTHUR FOREVER and THE ARTHUR OF THE COMICS), film
and television (MEDIEVAL STUDIES AT THE MOVIES) and the comics medium
(THE ARTHUR OF THE COMICS and THE MEDIEVAL COMICS PROJECTS). We also
sponsor and organize a number of sessions each year at regional,
national, and international conferences devoted to either Medieval
Studies or Popular Culture Studies. Details about current and
forthcoming sessions can be found at the society's homepage:
Michael A. Torregrossa
Moderator, Studies in Popular Culture and the Middle Ages Listserves
Co-founder, The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
10 May 2008
DISCUSSION LISTS: All lists are fully moderated and moderator
approval is required to join and post to the listservs, though the
archives are open to non-list members. Postings are relatively light.
A Yahoo! ID account is required to sign up for these lists and to
access member's only sections of the list homepage, but the moderator
can send an invitation to join to those individuals without or
unwilling to obtain a Yahoo! ID account.
The Arthurian Comics Discussion List (founded July 2000)
Accessible at <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/arthurian_comixlist>
The Arthurian Popular Culture Discussion List (founded October 2000)
Accessible at <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ARTHPCDL>
The Medieval Studies at the Movies Discussion List (founded July 2004)
Accessible at <http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/MSAM_DL>
The Popular Culture and the Middle Ages Discussion List (founded November 2004)
Accessible at <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PCMA_DL/>
The Popular Culture and the Middle Ages Calls for Papers/Publications
List (founded November 2004)
Accessible at <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PCMA-CFP/>
The Medieval Comics Project Discussion List (founded March 2005)
Accessible at <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MPC_DL/>
Michael A. Torregrossa, M.A.
Co-Founder, The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages