Session Title

Camelot on the Small Screen (A Roundtable)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Tara Foster

Organizer Affiliation

Northern Michigan Univ.

Presider Name

Jon Sherman

Presider Affiliation

Northern Michigan Univ.

Paper Title 1

Legend of the Seeker: Arthurian Legend Adapted to Primetime

Presenter 1 Name

Kayla Sheppard Greer

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Montgomery Academy

Paper Title 2

Geeks versus Evil: Facing Arthurian Villains in a Modern TV World

Presenter 2 Name

Cindy Mediavilla

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of California-Los Angeles

Paper Title 3

Once Upon a Time: Camelot in Fairy Tale Land

Presenter 3 Name

Tara Foster

Paper Title 4

The Other Merlin: NBC's 1998 Miniseries in the Modern Arthurian Canon

Presenter 4 Name

Alexandra Garner

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Bowling Green State Univ.

Paper Title 5

Screening Merlin: Shapes, Roles, and Tones

Presenter 5 Name

Cédric Briand

Presenter 5 Affiliation

Pennsylvania State Univ.

Paper Title 6

The BBC's Merlin: In Search of Magic

Presenter 6 Name

Sarah M. Anderson

Presenter 6 Affiliation

Princeton Univ.

Start Date

15-5-2016 10:30 AM

Session Location

Schneider 1280

Description

Since the advent of television, there have been dozens of series, miniseries, made-for-television movies, and animated incarnations of the Arthurian legends, from The Adventures of Sir Lancelot in the 1950s to Australia’s animated Arthur and the Square Knights of the Round Table or the 2001 miniseries The Mists of Avalon. Unlike Arthurian cinema, however, very little scholarship has been done on Arthurian television despite the ever-growing corpus of programming. The March 2015 issue of Arthuriana focuses on the three most recent Arthurian television series (Kaamelott, Starz’ Camelot, and BBC’s Merlin), and the roundtable is intended to provide an opportunity to discuss many more productions.

Tara Foster

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May 15th, 10:30 AM

Camelot on the Small Screen (A Roundtable)

Schneider 1280

Since the advent of television, there have been dozens of series, miniseries, made-for-television movies, and animated incarnations of the Arthurian legends, from The Adventures of Sir Lancelot in the 1950s to Australia’s animated Arthur and the Square Knights of the Round Table or the 2001 miniseries The Mists of Avalon. Unlike Arthurian cinema, however, very little scholarship has been done on Arthurian television despite the ever-growing corpus of programming. The March 2015 issue of Arthuriana focuses on the three most recent Arthurian television series (Kaamelott, Starz’ Camelot, and BBC’s Merlin), and the roundtable is intended to provide an opportunity to discuss many more productions.

Tara Foster