Session Title

Shakespeare and Science Fiction/Fantasy

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Shakespeare at Kalamazoo

Organizer Name

Dianne Berg

Organizer Affiliation

Clark Univ.

Presider Name

Christina Gutierrez-Dennehy

Presider Affiliation

Northern Arizona Univ.

Paper Title 1

Is This the Promised End? Putting King Lear on Pause in Station Eleven

Presenter 1 Name

Nora L. Corrigan

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Mississippi Univ. for Women

Paper Title 2

William Shakespeare as Anime Hero: Fate/Apocrypha's Master Illusionist

Presenter 2 Name

Lisa Myers

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of New Mexico

Paper Title 3

Disney Does Shakespeare, Again: The Use of Shakespeare in Greg Weisman's Gargoyles Franchise (1994-2009)

Presenter 3 Name

Michael A. Torregrossa

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Start Date

7-5-2020 1:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1355

Description

Shakespeare is widely present in popular culture, particularly in science fiction and fantasy. References to Shakespeare appear in a wide range of media, from classics like Asimov’s “The Immortal Bard” to television shows like Star Trek and Doctor Who. Scholars have begun to investigate the forms and functions of these re-contextualizations, although much investigation is still needed to explore the myriad ways these early modern texts continue to speak directly to twenty-first-century audiences. This panel explores how science fiction and fantasy re-package Shakespeare’s works, examining both the context and the effects of these new interpretations. Dianne Berg

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May 7th, 1:30 PM

Shakespeare and Science Fiction/Fantasy

Schneider 1355

Shakespeare is widely present in popular culture, particularly in science fiction and fantasy. References to Shakespeare appear in a wide range of media, from classics like Asimov’s “The Immortal Bard” to television shows like Star Trek and Doctor Who. Scholars have begun to investigate the forms and functions of these re-contextualizations, although much investigation is still needed to explore the myriad ways these early modern texts continue to speak directly to twenty-first-century audiences. This panel explores how science fiction and fantasy re-package Shakespeare’s works, examining both the context and the effects of these new interpretations. Dianne Berg