Session Title

More Middle Ages on Screen? Reconsidering The Reel Middle Ages (A Roundtable)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

Organizer Name

Michael A. Torregrossa

Organizer Affiliation

Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

Presider Name

Susan L. Aronstein

Presider Affiliation

Univ. of Wyoming

Paper Title 1

Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven (2005): Medieval History as Caricature

Presenter 1 Name

June-Ann Greeley

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Sacred Heart Univ.

Paper Title 2

Postmodern Medieval: BBC's Robin Hood Series (2006-09)

Presenter 2 Name

Mikee Delony

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Abilene Christian Univ.

Paper Title 3

What's Love Got to Do with It?: Kevin Reynold's Tristan & Isolde (2006)

Presenter 3 Name

Kate McGrath

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Central Connecticut State Univ.

Paper Title 4

The Legend Continues: Exploring the Development of Arthur in Guy Ritchie's The Knights of the Round Table: King Arthur (2016)

Presenter 4 Name

Kayla Sanderson

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Abilene Christian Univ.

Start Date

12-5-2016 7:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 158

Description

In furtherance of the mission of the Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages, the goal of this roundtable session is to revisit and expand the ground-breaking work done by Kevin J. Harty in The Reel Middle Ages: American, Western and Eastern European, Middle Eastern and Asian Films about Medieval Europe (1999) by presenting a wider (if not the widest possible) portrait of Medieval Studies on screen by both offering new texts for discussion and reclaiming older ones that have been previously neglected by medievalists. We hope that a greater understanding and appreciation of the complete corpus of medievalisms on screen will benefit our teaching and scholarship and result in more thoughtful reflections on the reception of the medieval past through the contemporary interpretations of Middle Ages most known to the general public.

Michael A. Torregrossa

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May 12th, 7:30 PM

More Middle Ages on Screen? Reconsidering The Reel Middle Ages (A Roundtable)

Bernhard 158

In furtherance of the mission of the Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages, the goal of this roundtable session is to revisit and expand the ground-breaking work done by Kevin J. Harty in The Reel Middle Ages: American, Western and Eastern European, Middle Eastern and Asian Films about Medieval Europe (1999) by presenting a wider (if not the widest possible) portrait of Medieval Studies on screen by both offering new texts for discussion and reclaiming older ones that have been previously neglected by medievalists. We hope that a greater understanding and appreciation of the complete corpus of medievalisms on screen will benefit our teaching and scholarship and result in more thoughtful reflections on the reception of the medieval past through the contemporary interpretations of Middle Ages most known to the general public.

Michael A. Torregrossa