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

Saturday, March 16, 2013

British Branch 2013 Conference Details

The International Arthurian Society-British Branch will convene at Bangor University this September (from 9/9-9/11) for a conference that includes a variety of sessions from medieval to modern. Complete details and registration information can be accessed at their website at A draft program is also now online and reproduced below; looks like an interesting event.

The International Arthurian Society

British Branch Annual Conference
9-11 September 2013

(draft programme)

9 September                                       





Registration; coffee / tea

Oliver Goulden (Independent) : ‘A Contribution to the Rhetoric of the Couple in  Chrétien de Troyes: the endings of speech-utterances in Le Chevalier au Lion

Asdis R. Magnusdottir (University of Iceland): The "door of unhappiness" and the outside world in The Story of the Grail and The Stranger.

Leah Tether (Anglia Ruskin University): ‘Revisiting the Manuscripts of Perceval and the Continuations: Paratexts as indicators of authorial transition’

Coffee / Tea

Chera A. Cole (University of St. Andrews): ‘Are there fairies in Avalon? Fairyland and Avalon in Middle English romance’

Rebecca Kerry (University of St. Andrews): ‘Temporal and Spatial Horizons in Medieval Romance’

Ralph Norris (Kennesaw State University): ‘The Fair Unknown and the Early Legend of Launcelot’

British Branch committee meeting


10 September








Edwin Pace (Independent): ‘Ambrosius, the Accidental Wizard, ‘The Tale of Emrys’ in the Historia Brittonum

Daisy Le Helloco (Bangor University): ‘Sixteenth-Century Readers of the Prose Brut and the Geography of Arthurian History’

Coffee / Tea

Elizabeth Hanna (University of St. Andrews): ‘The Wild Knight: The Arthurian Interests of James IV of Scotland’

Rebecca Lyons (University of York): ‘Mirror for a Queen: Ogier the Dane and Margaret of Anjou’


Guided visit of the main University building and rare books from the Bangor Archives

Linda Gowans (Independent): ‘ “Clothed in White Samite, Mystic, Wonderful”: A Famous Arthurian Image in Tennyson and his Predecessors’

Joshua Bradbury (Milton Abbey): ‘Galahad Reborn: Charles Williams’ presentation of Galahad’

Carlos Sanz Mingo (Cardiff University): ‘Hispanicizing Arthur’

Coffee / Tea

Samantha Rayner (University College London): ‘Editing Malory, Text, Editor, Archive’

P. J. C Field (Bangor University): ‘Editing Malory’s Le Morte Darthur

Reception and book launch
Conference Dinner
11 September





Anastasija Ropa (Bangor University): ‘ The Grail Quest Experienced by a Small Person: Michel Zink’s Déodat, ou la transparence

Kate Lister (Leeds Trinity University): ‘Standing in the Shadows: Dinah Maria Mulock Craik’s Avillion and Tennyson’s Idylls of the King

Adele Cook (University of Bedfordshire): ‘The Ideological Relationship between Text and Inter-text: from Malory’s Morte Darthur to Morpurgo’s Arthur, High King of Britain
Coffee/ tea

Postgraduate Forum (organisers: Leah Tether, Anglia Ruskin University and Samantha Rayner, University College London)

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Lunch, followed by optional excursion to Beaumaris

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