Session Title

Merlin: Evil Wizard, Good Magician, Wise Druid

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Société Internationale des Amis de Merlin

Organizer Name

Anne Berthelot

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Connecticut

Presider Name

Frederick M. Biggs

Presider Affiliation

Univ. of Connecticut

Paper Title 1

Merlin’s Morphology: Arthurian, Archetypal, or Amorphous?

Presenter 1 Name

Barbara Miller

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Buffalo State, SUNY

Paper Title 2

Illuminations of Merlin's Shadow

Presenter 2 Name

Dominique DeLuca

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Case Western Reserve Univ.

Paper Title 3

Merlin King-Maker in Michel Rio's Novels

Presenter 3 Name

Florence Marsal

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Connecticut

Paper Title 4

Jean-Louis Fetjaine's Le pas de Merlin: A Side-Step into the Otherworld

Presenter 4 Name

Anne Berthelot

Start Date

9-5-2019 10:00 AM

Session Location

Bernhard 210

Description

Not only has Merlin remained one of the most visible members of the Arthurian personnel over the centuries, he has also, during the last sixty years (or a bit more) become a true “hero with a thousand faces”, assuming all kinds of personas, each more incompatible with his medieval archetype. Whether he dons the mantle of the wise druid, fighting against the priests of a new religion, or on the contrary assimilates the salient traits of the darkest necromancer, Merlin demonstrates an amazing flexibility. This session will try to explore some of the most breathtaking metamorphoses of the mage. Anne Berthelot

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May 9th, 10:00 AM

Merlin: Evil Wizard, Good Magician, Wise Druid

Bernhard 210

Not only has Merlin remained one of the most visible members of the Arthurian personnel over the centuries, he has also, during the last sixty years (or a bit more) become a true “hero with a thousand faces”, assuming all kinds of personas, each more incompatible with his medieval archetype. Whether he dons the mantle of the wise druid, fighting against the priests of a new religion, or on the contrary assimilates the salient traits of the darkest necromancer, Merlin demonstrates an amazing flexibility. This session will try to explore some of the most breathtaking metamorphoses of the mage. Anne Berthelot