Sunday, April 12, 2009

Updated CFP : Medieval TV Collection (Proposals by 7/15/09)

Essays are still being accepted for the following : Getting Medieval on TV : Televisual Representations of Medieval Themes from Roar to The Tudors, organized by The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages. 

Television, like feature films, has a long history of representing medieval themes, yet, unlike film, these televisual medievalisms remain largely unexplored by medievalists. The intent of this collection is to expand knowledge of these ephemeral examples of the medieval, and we invite proposals that explore the corpus from the late antiquity of FOX-TV's Roar to the Late Middle Ages of Showcase's The Tudors. We are especially interested in discussions of productions created outside of North America. 

Please submit proposals by 15 July 2009 ; we anticipate that completed papers will be due by December 2009 / January 2010. By 15 July 2009, please submit full contact information (name, address, phone / cell,  and email), titles, c.v., and abstracts of 300 - 500 words to the organizers. Address all inquiries and proposals to the organizers at the following address : 

Michael A. Torregrossa
Co-founder, The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
34 2nd Street Smithfield, RI 02917-3627