Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Comics Get Medieval 2012 Update

Here are the details on our meeting in Boston:

The Comics Get Medieval 2012: A Celebration of Medieval-Themed Comics in Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of Prince Valiant
A Special Session of the Comics Art & Comics Area
Organizer/Presider: Michael A. Torregrossa, The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

Paper 1: Integrating Ideologies: Monarchy and Democracy in Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant 
Nathan A. Breen, College of Lake County

Paper 2: Excalibur as Science Object: Democratizing the Power behind the Arthurian Throne in Camelot 3000
Michelle Braun, Mount Royal University

Paper 3: The Myth of the Death of the Hero: Eternal Return in Arthurian Literature and Neil Gaiman’s Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader? 
Hannah Means-Shannon, Georgian Court University

Following the papers will be a roundtable discussion on the use of medieval themes in the comics medium and their impact on our conception of the Middle Ages.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Comics Get Medieval 2012 Update

To those that have submitted proposals for PCA in Boston:

We are experiencing a temporary delay in reviewing proposals but do hope to evaluate everything by the weekend.

Thanks again for your interest,
Michael Torregrossa