"Once and Future Medievalisms" CFP
- Since we do have at least one person down under on this list, here's an
interesting call for papers!
Janet Brennan Croft
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 2004 15:54:57 +1100
Subject: [Fantastic] Call for Papers: Once and Future Medievalisms
Thought this conference might be of interest, particularly to those who
participated in Fantastic Fictions: Medieval and Modern (or perhaps even
those who found this list afterwards and missed out on the conference).
It's being held at my university, although from a different department,
so I'm not involved in running it at all. In any case, it would be great
if there were some fantasy and science fiction papers.
University of Melbourne
The University of Melbourne will be hosting a conference called "Once
and Future Medievalisms", from 27th - 28th September, 2004. The
conference will feature a plenary address by Professor John Ganim
(University of California, Riverside) on "Middle Ages at the World's
Fairs: Medievalism, Orientalism and Imperialism."
The theme of the conference is the afterlife of medieval culture,
whether this takes the form of historical reconstruction or imaginative
recreation, in the academy or in high or popular culture, from the late
medieval and early modern period to the contemporary era. Submissions
are invited on any aspect of medievalism, from a range of disciplinary
fields and cultural practices: literature, history, cultural studies,
film, art, ritual practice, architecture, religion, music, television,
children's literature, re-enactment groups, etc..
Preference may be given to proposals that foreground theoretical issues.
For example, is there a distinctive methodology of medievalism studies?
What does it mean to study or recreate the medieval in a modern or
post-modern era? What is the relationship between medievalism and
gothic? How do we differentiate present and future practice from the
past history of medievalism? How has the meaning and signification of
'medieval' changed since the close of the Middle Ages?
Abstracts (for papers of 20 minutes) should be approximately 200 words
long, and should be sent to the conference secretary, Helen Hickey
(h.hickey@...) by June 21, 2004.
Please forward this invitation to other colleagues and postgraduates who
might like to offer a paper.
Assoc. Prof. Stephanie Trigg
Department of English
University of Melbourne,
Victoria, 3010 Australia
Tel. +61 3 8344 5504/5506
Fax. +61 3 8344 5494