‘Rex Quondam Rexque Futurus’: Reading Arthur Today
For this special issue we are looking for new approaches to the Arthurian myth that consider how these stories have been refashioned through different forms and media to suit modern and post-modern society. We are especially interested in readings that take into account non-conventional approaches (such as queer, gender, racial, monster studies, etc.) and themes/voices thus far considered marginal. We seek papers and original critical articles that address these concerns from a variety of perspectives. Themes may include, but are not limited to:
Arthurian heroism today;
Arthur on screen (film, video-games, television);
Emotions: Medieval and/versus Modern;
Influence of Arthurian myth on contemporary medieval fantasy;
Medieval characters, modern concerns;
Medievalism and neomedievalism in Arthurian studies;
New versions of Excalibur;
The Arthurian myth beyond Britain;
Voices at (and from) the edge.
Papers of up to 8000 words using MLA referencing style, accompanied by an abstract within 300 words, must be submitted to the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org by SEPTEMBER 3, 2018.
Cohen, Jeffrey Jerome. Of Giants. Sex, Monsters and the Middle Ages. Minneapolis and London: University of Minnesota Press, 1999.
Eco, Umberto. Travels in Hyperreality. Trans. William Weaver. San Diego: Harvest, 1986.
Haydock, Nickolas. Movie Medievalism. The Imaginary Middle Ages. Jefferson and London: McFarland & Company, 2008.
Malory, Thomas. Le Morte D’Arthur. Ed. Stephen H.A. Shepherd. New York and London: A Norton Critical Edition, 2004.
Shippey, Tom. The International Society for the Study of Medievalism. http://www.medievalism.net. Accessed Feb.15, 2017.