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Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0088.  Thursday, 1 February 1996.

(1)     From:   Helen Ostovich <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 30 Jan 1996 12:57:59 -0500 (EST)
        Subj:   Conference announcement

(2)     From:   Evelyn Gajowski <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 31 Jan 1996 11:15:22 -0800 (PST)
        Subj:   Call for Papers


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From:           Helen Ostovich <
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Date:           Tuesday, 30 Jan 1996 12:57:59 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Conference announcement

ANNOUNCING

THE MIDDLE AGES IN CONTEMPORARY POPULAR CULTURE

An Interdisciplinary Conference

McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
March 29-31, 1996

Keynote Speaker:  Derrick de Kerckhove
Director of the McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology
University of Toronto

This conference will explore the general theme of "The Middle Ages in
Contemporary Popular Culture." This theme is intended to be as open-ended as
possible and will be approached from many directions. Topics include, but are
not limited to:

*Marketing the Middle Ages in music (Gregorian chant, Hildegard of
 Bingen), novels, movies,TV series, video games and CD-ROM
*New Millenarianisms, Satanic cults and witchcraft
*The Middle Ages in nationalist ideologies
*The Middle Ages as an attraction for tourists: visits to archeological
 sites, medieval fairs, feasts and pageants.

A number of special cultural events are also planned, including musical
performances, films, a display of books, videos and interactive multimedia
products.

To receive further information or a registration form, please contact:

Madeleine Jeay               Susan Fast
Department of French         School of Art, Drama and Music
McMaster University          McMaster University
Hamilton, On. Canada L8S 4M2 Hamilton, On.
Canada L8S 4M2
Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext. 2375Tel: (905) 525-9140 ext. 23670
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FAX: (905) 577-6930
http:\\www.mcmaster.ca

Presented by the McMaster Working Group on the Middle Ages and Renaissance

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LIST OF PARTICIPANTS AND PAPERS:

AVRUTIN Lily, University of Alberta
The Artist as God's Fool; The Case of Andrei Roublev by Andrei Tarkovsky

BEDARD Marie-Christine, Universite Laval, Quebec
Les Medievales de Quebec comme terrain d'experimentation
de la communication de l'histoire.

BLAIN Jenny, Dalhousie University
Witchcraft, Magic and Religion:  Some Discursive Reconstructions
of Belief and Practice.

BRAY Dorothy, McGill University, Montreal
The Beowulf Conceit in Terminators 1 and 2.

BRENT Robert, University of Western Ontario
I'm So Hot for Her and She Is So Cold:  Petrarch and the Rolling Stones.

CAPPS Sandra E., University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Glastonbury: Medieval, Modern and New Age.

CASH John, Indiana University
Structure and Authenticity in the Current Middle Ages.

CHAREST R., Universite Laval, Quebec
Perceptions et critiques historiques des "Medievales" dans les medias.

DARRUP Cathy C., City University of New York
Did God Paint You? The Past as African Identity in Robin Hood,
Prince of Thieves.

de KERCKHOVE Derrick, University of Toronto
The Electronic Middle Ages

DUFRESNE Lucy, Universite d'Ottawa
Which Witch is Which? Recasting Historical Nightmares as Utopian Visions.

ERISMAN Wendy, University of Texas at Austin
For My Lady's Honour: Gender, Performance and the
Reproduction of Social Power in a Medieval Re-Creation Society.

EVERETT William A., Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas
Images of Arthurian Britain in the American Musical Theatre: A
Connecticut Yankee and Camelot.

FLINT Catrena, McGill University, Montreal
Romancing Hildegard: Postmodern Appropriations of a Medieval Composer

GOLINI Vera, St. Jerome's College, Waterloo
Petrarch to Elvis, Lyrics Then and Now.

GREGORY Christine, Florida Intenational University, Miami
"So You Thought WE Have it Bad!" Dysfunctional, Corrupt and Brutal:
Medieval Life in the  Lion in Winter and Braveheart.

HARLEY Maria Anna, McGill University, Montreal
Romancing Hildegard: Postmodern Appropriations of a Medieval Composer.

JEAY Gregoire, Orchestre Baroque de Montreal
Concert with Carolyn Sinclair and the McMaster Dancers.

KENDRIS Theodore, Universite Laval, Quebec
Merlin, Sherlock Holmes and Mr. Spock: The Three Wise Men of Western Culture.

KERSLAKE Geoffrey P., University of Guelph
Popular Culture's Ignored Genre: The Middle Ages in Role-Playing Games

KNIGHT Graham, McMaster University, Hamilton
High-Tech Feudalism: Warrior Culture and Science Fiction Televison.

KOLOZE Jeff, Cleveland State University
Male "Bondage" or "Bonding": Malory's Depictions of Men and their
Relationship to Men of Today.

KREUZIGER-HERR Annette, University of Hamburg, Germany
The Presence of the Past in the Present; Medieval Music in the
Twentieth Century.

LEWIS David Charles, University of Toronto
The Return of Charlemagne;The Middle Ages, the European Idea and the
European Right.

LIFSCHITZ Felice, Columbia University
Welcome to Medieval Life:Crafts, Dungeons and Instruments of Torture in
Sunny Florida.

MARKEWITZ Darrell, The Wareham Forge
Historical Interpretationand Experimental Archeology in the Society for
Creative Anachronism.

MULHBERGER Steven, Nipissing University
The Middle Ages As They Were or As They Should Have Been?

NEWMAN Sharan, University of California, Santa Barbara
Beyond Camelot and Chretien de Troyes: A Social Historian's Use of the
Novel to Teach the Middle Ages.

NOBLE James, University of New Brunswick
The Realm of King Arthur in the Silly Season.

PEDERSON Kristen, University of Toronto
Magic, Power and Women's Sexuality in Medieval Scandinavia.

RABINOVITCH Shelley, Universite d'Ottawa
Which Witch is Which? Recasting Historical Nightmares as Utopian Visions.

RIBORDY Genevieve Universite Laval, Quebec
Le guide: un trait d'union entre la culture savante et la culture populaire.

ROCHER Marie-Claude Universite Laval, Quebec
Fetes populaires et histoire.

SAMPLASKI Artie, University of Indiana
The Middle Ages, Our Current Age and the Current Middle Ages.

SCHUBERT Linda, University of Michigan
Plainchant for the Pictures: The Use of the "Dies Irae" in Film Scores.

SHARP Michael D., University of Michigan
Adventures in the Hypermasculine: Medieval Scotland Goes to the Movies.

VALOIS Jeanne, Universite Laval, Quebec
La communication de l'histoire par le biais de la fete medievale.

WILLARD Tom, University of Arizona
Alchemical Gold: Worth More Than Ever.

WILSON Robert, City University of New York
English Storytelling --Beowulf and Rap.

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From:           Evelyn Gajowski <
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Date:           Wednesday, 31 Jan 1996 11:15:22 -0800 (PST)
Subject:        Call for Papers

I'm forwarding this call for papers on behalf of a colleague who is not a
member of the list.  THe next RMMLA annual convention in beautiful Albuquerque,
NM, should be a particularly festive one since we shall be celebrating our 50th
anniversary.  Regards.

Evelyn Gajowski

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Past President, RMMLA

             ***********CALL FOR PAPERS***********

          *Feminist Perspectives on Renaissance Drama*

          A session of the 50th Annual Convention of the
            Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
                    Albuquerque, New Mexico
                       24-26 October 1996

Send abstracts or papers by 15 March written on/from any of the (many)
Feminist Perspectives on Renaissance Drama to the following:

        Martha Rust
        Department of English
        322 Wheeler
        University of California
        Berkeley, CA 94720

or:     
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NOTE:  Papers selected for inclusion in this session are eligible for RMMLA's
annual Cecilia Konchar Farr (best feminist essay) Award.
 

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