TitleGenre and Medievalism: From the 19th to the 21st Century
Date/TimeThursday 9 July 2015: 09.00-10.30
SponsorTales After Tolkien Society
OrganiserHelen Young, Faculty of Arts & Education, Deakin University, Melbourne
Moderator/ChairLesley Coote, School of Humanities, University of Hull
Paper 1519-a The Victorian Joan of Arc: Gender and Genre
(Language: English)
Ellie Crookes, Department of English Literature, University of Wollongong
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1519-b 'Celtic' Myth and Celticity in Lloyd Alexander's The Chronicles of Prydain
(Language: English)
Dimitra Fimi, Centre for Fantasy & the Fantastic, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Celtic; Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1519-c 'Power is a curious thing…': Studying of the Mechanisms of Power in Polish Historical Fantasy Novel Cycles
(Language: English)
Joanna Szwed-Śliwowska, Department of English, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Other; Medievalism and Antiquarianism
AbstractPopular genres of almost every kind, from fantasy to westerns, romance, science fiction, and crime, engage in medievalism, while genre re-imaginings of the past have a substantial impact on ideas which circulate about the Middle Ages. What do the Middle Ages mean in popular culture? The diverse papers offer the chance to compare and contrast across time and place. Does authenticity matter, why, and to whom? What ideologies are filtered through the idea of the medieval past in order to shape a given historical moment? The diverse papers offer the chance to compare and contrast across time and place.