IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1620: Remembering Robin Hood: Representation and Adaptation in the Post-Medieval Outlaw Tradition

Thursday 5 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:International Association for Robin Hood Studies
Organiser:Stephen Basdeo, School of Arts & Communication, Leeds Trinity University
Moderator/Chair:Hörður Barðdal, Independent Scholar, Wachtebeke
Paper 1620-aCrafting Christmastime Memories in the Post-Medieval Robin Hood Tradition
(Language: English)
Alexander L. Kaufman, Honors College / Department of English, Ball State University, Indiana
Index terms: Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Printing History
Paper 1620-bWat Tyler as Robin Hood in Victorian Fiction
(Language: English)
Stephen Basdeo, School of Arts & Communication, Leeds Trinity University
Index terms: Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Printing History
Paper 1620-cThe Once and Future Thief: When King Arthur and Robin Hood Meet
(Language: English)
Justine Breton, Centre de recherche Textes, Représentations, Archéologie, Autorité et Mémoires de l'Antiquité à la Renaissance (TRAME), Université de Picardie Jules Verne
Index terms: Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Performance Arts - General
Abstract

Of all medieval legends, Robin Hood is the one who has been ‘remembered’ the most in plays, ballads, books, and films, and landmarks. This panel explores the various ways that certain aspects of the medieval Robin Hood tradition have been remembered by people and/or adapted by writers, artists, and filmmakers from the 17th century to the 20th century. This series of papers, however, is not only about how the legend of Robin Hood has been remembered, but will contribute to scholarship by showing how elements of it have been adapted and fused with other myths and legends, such as Father Christmas, Wat Tyler, and King Arthur.