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IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1519: Genre and Medievalism: From the 19th to the 21st Century

Thursday 9 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Tales After Tolkien Society
Organiser:Helen Young, Department of English, University of Sydney
Moderator/Chair:Lesley Coote, Andrew Marvell Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Hull
Paper 1519-aThe Victorian Joan of Arc: Gender and Genre
(Language: English)
Ellie Crookes, School of the Arts, English & Media, University of Wollongong, New South Wales
Index terms: Gender Studies, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1519-b'Celtic' Myth and Celticity in Lloyd Alexander's The Chronicles of Prydain
(Language: English)
Dimitra Fimi, Department of Humanities, Cardiff Metropolitan University
Index terms: Language and Literature - Celtic, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1519-c'Power is a curious thing…': Studying of the Mechanisms of Power in Polish Historical Fantasy Novel Cycles
(Language: English)
Joanna Szwed-Śliwowska, Department of English, Uniwersytet Warszawski
Index terms: Language and Literature - Other, Medievalism and Antiquarianism

Popular genres of almost every kind, from fantasy to westerns, romance, science fiction, and crime, engage in medievalism, while genre re-imaginings of the past have a substantial impact on ideas which circulate about the Middle Ages. What do the Middle Ages mean in popular culture? The diverse papers offer the chance to compare and contrast across time and place. Does authenticity matter, why, and to whom? What ideologies are filtered through the idea of the medieval past in order to shape a given historical moment? The diverse papers offer the chance to compare and contrast across time and place.