Session Title

Arthurian Wastelands (A Roundtable)

Sponsoring Organization(s)

International Arthurian Society, North American Branch (IAS/NAB)

Organizer Name

K. S. Whetter

Organizer Affiliation

Acadia Univ.

Presider Name

K. S. Whetter

Paper Title 1

Chrétien's Fertile Wastelands

Presenter 1 Name

Kristin L. Burr

Presenter 1 Affiliation

St. Joseph's Univ.

Paper Title 2

Going Down the Hidey-Hole: Getting in and out of Wastelands and Wasted, Dangerous, and Bizarre Lands in Some Germanic Romances

Presenter 2 Name

Joseph M. Sullivan

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Oklahoma

Paper Title 3

Malory's Wasteland: The "Perelous Chapel"

Presenter 3 Name

D. Thomas Hanks Jr.

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Baylor Univ.

Paper Title 4

"Water, Water Everywhere," or, Who Knew the Damn Place Was So Wet? Lancelot in the Wasteland from Malory to Swamp Castle

Presenter 4 Name

Kevin J. Harty

Presenter 4 Affiliation

La Salle Univ.

Paper Title 5

We Happy Few: A Modern Arthurian Wasteland

Presenter 5 Name

Margaret Sheble

Presenter 5 Affiliation

Purdue Univ.

Paper Title 6

Apocalyptic Arthuriana: David R. Flores's Dead Future King (2012-2015)

Presenter 6 Name

Michael A. Torregrossa

Presenter 6 Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Start Date

9-5-2020 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1275

Description

IAS-NAB roundtable on 'Arthurian Wastelands': the wasteland is a long-established and well-known trope in Arthurian literature, appearing in texts as diverse as the first extant grail quest – Chrétien de Troyes’ twelfth-century _Conte du graal_ – to T. S. Eliot’s famous 1922 poem _The Waste Land_. The waste land is also a recurring trope of Arthurian adaptations in modern novels, comics, and films. Accordingly this roundtable will appeal to a diverse range of scholars and scholarly approaches, bringing together a spectrum of Arthurian scholars from several of the major medieval linguistic and literary traditions whilst also being open to modern rewritings of those traditions. Previous IAS-NAB roundtables have all been highly successful and exceptionally well attended. The breadth of the wastelands topic and participants means that the session is by design inclusive. [K.S. Whetter, 26.ix.19]

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May 9th, 3:30 PM

Arthurian Wastelands (A Roundtable)

Schneider 1275

IAS-NAB roundtable on 'Arthurian Wastelands': the wasteland is a long-established and well-known trope in Arthurian literature, appearing in texts as diverse as the first extant grail quest – Chrétien de Troyes’ twelfth-century _Conte du graal_ – to T. S. Eliot’s famous 1922 poem _The Waste Land_. The waste land is also a recurring trope of Arthurian adaptations in modern novels, comics, and films. Accordingly this roundtable will appeal to a diverse range of scholars and scholarly approaches, bringing together a spectrum of Arthurian scholars from several of the major medieval linguistic and literary traditions whilst also being open to modern rewritings of those traditions. Previous IAS-NAB roundtables have all been highly successful and exceptionally well attended. The breadth of the wastelands topic and participants means that the session is by design inclusive. [K.S. Whetter, 26.ix.19]