Session Title

Tales after Tolkien: Medievalism and Twenty-First-Century Fantasy Literature I

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Helen Young

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Sydney

Presider Name

Carol L. Robinson

Presider Affiliation

Kent State Univ.-Trumbull

Paper Title 1

Refracted Romance: Re-visioning the Grail Legend in Catherine Fisher's Corbenic

Presenter 1 Name

Molly Brown

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Pretoria

Paper Title 2

George R. R. Martin's Quest for Realism in A Song of Ice and Fire

Presenter 2 Name

Shiloh R. Carroll

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Middle Tennessee State Univ.

Paper Title 3

Androgynes, Crossdressers, and Rebel Queens: Modern Representations of Medieval Women Warriors from Tolkien to Martin

Presenter 3 Name

Rachael Mueller

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Catholic Univ. of America

Paper Title 4

The Meaning of the Middle Ages: Fans, Authors, and Industry

Presenter 4 Name

Helen Young

Start Date

12-5-2013 8:30 AM

Session Location

Schneider 1120

Description

This panel explores the ways in which twenty-first century fantasy literature deploys ‘the medieval,’ with all its relics, forms and incarnations. Papers explore the ways modern authors create meaning by referring to and transforming not only medieval ideas but the idea of the Middle Ages, taking up issues such as gender, race and identity.

Keywords: medievalism, fantasy literature

Helen Young

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May 12th, 8:30 AM

Tales after Tolkien: Medievalism and Twenty-First-Century Fantasy Literature I

Schneider 1120

This panel explores the ways in which twenty-first century fantasy literature deploys ‘the medieval,’ with all its relics, forms and incarnations. Papers explore the ways modern authors create meaning by referring to and transforming not only medieval ideas but the idea of the Middle Ages, taking up issues such as gender, race and identity.

Keywords: medievalism, fantasy literature

Helen Young