Session Title

Modernizing the Medieval for a New Generation: Medievalism in Children's and Young Adult Literature

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Alexandra Garner

Organizer Affiliation

Bowling Green State Univ.

Presider Name

Alexandra Garner

Paper Title 1

"Minstrels get about and so do students": The Role of Emotional Attachment and Historical Accuracy in the Impact of Young Adult Fiction

Presenter 1 Name

Esther Bernstein

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Graduate Center, CUNY

Paper Title 2

Otherworld Boys and Modern Girls: The Medieval Irish Fairy Lover in Young Adult Fiction

Presenter 2 Name

Joanne Findon

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Trent Univ.

Paper Title 3

"Metaphorical Feudalisms": Land, Obligations, and Power in the Young Adult Fiction of Tamora Pierce and Patricia A. McKillip

Presenter 3 Name

Amelia A. Rutledge

Presenter 3 Affiliation

George Mason Univ.

Start Date

14-5-2015 1:30 PM

Session Location

Sangren 1750

Description

This session uses several case studies of medievalism in children's literature, young adult literature, and user-created content (fanfiction) to explore how children are introduced to medieval studies through their romanticized non-canonical works. Panelists will discuss "accuracy," "authenticity," and depth of medievalism in their chosen works while considering how young people access the "medieval" and through it discover the "real" Middle Ages. -Alexandra Garner

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May 14th, 1:30 PM

Modernizing the Medieval for a New Generation: Medievalism in Children's and Young Adult Literature

Sangren 1750

This session uses several case studies of medievalism in children's literature, young adult literature, and user-created content (fanfiction) to explore how children are introduced to medieval studies through their romanticized non-canonical works. Panelists will discuss "accuracy," "authenticity," and depth of medievalism in their chosen works while considering how young people access the "medieval" and through it discover the "real" Middle Ages. -Alexandra Garner