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CFP: Beowulf to Shakespeare: Popular Culture in the
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0353  Thursday, 12 June 2008

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Date:       Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 08:03:04 -0400 (EDT)
Subject:    Update on CFP for MAPACA

UPDATE:  Deadline June 30, 2008

Call for Papers MAPACA 2008
Beowulf to Shakespeare: Popular Culture in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Conference October 30-November 2, 2008
Niagara Falls, Ontario

The wealth of material found in the literature of the Middle Ages and 
Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new works in fiction, 
film, and other areas, whether through adaptation or incorporation of themes and 
characters. This is a call for papers or panels dealing with any aspect of 
medieval or renaissance representation in popular culture. Topics for this area 
include, but are not limited to:

-modern portrayals of any aspect of Arthurian legends or Shakespeare

-modern versions or adaptations of any other Medieval or Renaissance writer

-modern investigations of historical figures such as Eleanor of Aquitaine, The 
Richards, Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Mary Queen of Scots

-teaching Medieval and Renaissance texts to modern students

-Medieval or Renaissance links to fantasy fiction, gaming, comics, video games, etc.

-the Middle Ages or Renaissance on the Internet

-Renaissance fairs

Presentations can be in the form of individual papers, panels, workshops, 
roundtables, or other formats, and presenters are urged to consider choosing an 
alternative format if it would better suit their topic.

Submit a 250 proposal including av requests by June 30, 2008 to:

Diana Vecchio

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or via snail mail to

Diana Vecchio
Widener University
1 University Place
Chester, PA 19013

Annalisa Castaldo
Director of Women's Studies
Associate Professor of English
Widener University
Chester, PA 19013
610-499-1112

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