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Announcing an Interdisciplinary Conference
Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0013. Saturday, 6 January 1996.

From:           Helen Ostovich <
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Date:           Friday, 5 Jan 1996 16:57:35 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        Announcing an Interdisciplinary Conference

This conference may be of interest to members.

Helen Ostovich
Department of English / Editor, _REED Newsletter_
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada  L8S 4L9
(905) 525-9140 x24496=09=09

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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 register or receive further information, 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. 2375           Tel: (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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