IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 1407: Futures for Medievalism: A Round Table Discussion

Wednesday 9 July 2008, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:Leeds International Medieval Congress
Organiser:David Matthews, Department of English & American Studies, University of Manchester
Moderator/Chair:David Matthews, Department of English & American Studies, University of Manchester
Abstract

Medievalism, the study of the impact of the middle ages on later periods, is entering a new phase of consolidation and self-scrutiny. This session aims to formulate and debate the main questions facing ‘medievalism’ if it is to have a future within, or alongside, medieval studies.

Participants include Anke Bernau (University of Manchester), John Ganim (University of California, Riverside), Andrew Lynch (University of Western Australia), Jenna Mead (University of Tasmania), Thomas Prendergast (College of Wooster, Ohio), and Larry Scanlon (Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey).