Session Title

Growing Up Medieval: The Middle Ages in Children's and Young Adult Literature

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Tales after Tolkien Society

Organizer Name

Helen Young

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Sydney

Presider Name

Geoffrey B. Elliott

Presider Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Paper Title 1

The Dream Frame of Baum's Wizard of Oz

Presenter 1 Name

William Racicot

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Paper Title 2

Women Piercing through the Medieval Fantasy Genre: A Look at Tamora Pierce's Influence on Women in Medieval Fantasy

Presenter 2 Name

Rachel Cooper

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Saskatchewan

Paper Title 3

Heralds of the Queen: Upholding and Subverting the Medieval Ideal through Girl Power, Sexuality, and le Merveilleux in Mercedes Lackey's Valdemar Series

Presenter 3 Name

Carrie Pagels

Presenter 3 Affiliation

St. Mary's College, Notre Dame

Start Date

12-5-2017 10:00 AM

Session Location

Schneider 1225

Description

The generation which 'grew up' with J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter are now young scholars going into doctoral training and embarking on academic careers. This session of papers explores the visions and versions of the Middle Ages which, like Rowling's, can serve to spark interest in an era where students are increasingly unlikely to encounter the medieval period through their elementary and high school years.

Helen Young

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May 12th, 10:00 AM

Growing Up Medieval: The Middle Ages in Children's and Young Adult Literature

Schneider 1225

The generation which 'grew up' with J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter are now young scholars going into doctoral training and embarking on academic careers. This session of papers explores the visions and versions of the Middle Ages which, like Rowling's, can serve to spark interest in an era where students are increasingly unlikely to encounter the medieval period through their elementary and high school years.

Helen Young