To me, methought, who waited with a crowd,
There came a bark that, blowing forward, bore
King Arthur, like a modern gentleman
Of stateliest port; and all the people cried,
"Arthur is come again: he cannot die."

"Morte d'Arthur" (1842)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Program Available for 2011 Arthurian Congress

The program for the 23rd International Congress of the International Arthurian Society to be held at Bristol University, Bristol, England, from 25-30 July 2011, is now available online and can be accessed at the following link: Further details and registration information can also be accessed there.

Sessions on the Arthuriana of modern popular culture include:


2-3:30 PM

A. Arthur and the Arts
Sponsor: North American Branch
Moderator: Barbara Tepa LUPACK
1. Ann F. HOWEY (Brock University) – What Power Have Words?: Musical Interpretations of Elaine’s Letter to Lancelot
2. Alan LUPACK (University of Rochester) – Illuminating Arthurian Texts – in the Nineteenth Century
3. Andrew B. R. ELLIOTT (University of Lincoln) – Locating Arthur in the Visual Arts

E. Arthur in the Seventeenth Century
1. Toshiyuki TAKAMIYA (Keio University) – Peter Heylyn’s Reference to the Healing of Sir Urry in Microcosmos(1625)
2. Helen COOPER (University of Cambridge) – Milton’s Unwritten Arthuriad
3. Michael WENTHE (American University, Washington D.C.) – The Yiddish King Arthur in the Seventeenth Century: Tradition and Transformation

8:00 PM
Public Lecture: Richard BARBER
King Arthur and The Public: Popular Reaction to the Arthurian Legend


9:15-10:45 AM
D. Échos arthuriens tardifs
2. Fanny MAILLET (Paris-Sorbonne University/University of Göttingen) – Arthur, en mieux: le monde imaginaire de la Table Ronde au XVIIIe siècle à travers l’exemple des faux extraits de la Bibliothèque universelle des romans

E. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
2. Daniel NASTALI (Independent Scholar) – Jessie Weston and the Green Knight

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
E. Iberian Connections
1. Juan Miguel ZARANDONA (University of Valladolid) – The Originality and Creative Achievement of the Merlin, An Opera by Albéniz and Money-Coutts
2. Carlos A. Sanz MINGO (Cardiff University) – King Arthur in the Arena: Spanish Arthurian Texts

1:45-3:15 PM

A. Time for Arthur: Ideological Deployments of Arthurian Space
Moderator: Siân ECHARD (University of British Columbia)
3. Cory RUSHTON (St. Francis Xavier University) – Arthur and the Royal Navy, 1891-2009

D. Chicks in Chainmail: Arthurian Pedagogy for Girls
Moderator: Laurie FINKE (Kenyon College)
1. Susan ARONSTEIN (University of Wyoming) – The Queens of Avalon: William Forbush’s Arthurian Antidote
2. Roberta DAVIDSON (Whitman College) – When King Arthur is PG
3. Fiona TOLHURST (University of Geneva) – Contemporary Arthurian Fiction: Helping Girls to Be Heroic?
4. Amy KAUFMAN (Middle Tennessee State University) – ‘His Princess’: Incest, Purity Balls, and Arthurian Family Drama


11:40 AM - 1:10 PM

E. The Arthur of the Digital Publishing Age
Sponsor: CoDE (Cultures and Digital Economy) Research Institute, Anglia Ruskin University
Moderator: Andrew B.R. ELLIOTT (University of Lincoln)
1. Samantha RAYNER (Anglia Ruskin University) – Publishing Paratexts: An Arthurian Cover Up Story
2. Leah TETHER (Durham University) – Digitising Arthur: The Death and Rebirth of Codicology
3. Scott LLOYD (Aberystwyth University) – Searching for Arthur: Accessibility and Visibility in the Digital Age


9:15-10:45 AM

B. Arthur: Chronicle Traditions
2. Thea SUMMERFIELD (Utrecht University) – King Arthur for a Scottish King: James V

C. Arthurian Revivals
1. Roger SIMPSON (Independent Scholar) – Robert Trevelyan and Arthur Bell: Rejecting the Grail
2. Karen CHEREWATUK (St. Olaf College) – Minnesota's Grail Maidens: Abbey's Galahad Murals in the Guild House of the Cathedral of Our Merciful Saviour
3. Velma RICHMOND (Holy Names University) – King Arthur and his Knights for Edwardian Children
4. Philip C. BOARDMAN (University of Nevada) – Sir Thomas Malory, the Royal Shakespeare Company, and the Problem of Adaptation

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

B. Malory and the History of the Book
2. Yuri FUWA (Keio University) – The Editor at Work: Joseph Haslewood's Edition of Malory (1816)

E. Arthurian Ideals and Identities: Camelot
1. Anne N. BORNSCHEIN (University of Pennsylvania) – Queering Camelot: Transgressive Sexuality in Recent French Arthurian Fiction
2. Janina TRAXLER (Manchester College) – Saving Camelot

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