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.

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