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

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Does the Matter of Britain (Sill) Matter NeMLA Update

I am pleased to announce the slate for our round table on the relevance of the Arthurian tradition. Full details below. My thanks to the panelists for their interesting ideas.

Does the Matter of Britain (Still) Matter?
Organized by Michael A. Torregrossa, Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain

The Figure of King Arthur in the 21st Century
Christopher Berard, Providence College

Is There a Place for the Matter of Britain in Contemporary Arthurian Narrative?
Rachael Warmington, Seton Hall University

Death Redeems Us Not from Tongues: Thomas Hughes and the 16th-century Crisis of Arthurian History
Liam Daley, University of Maryland College Park

From Round Table Tournaments to Renaissance Festivals: Arthuriana and the Hyperreal
Theresa FitzPatrick, Concordia University Saint Paul

'And What Everybody Else Needs, Too': Seeking the Grail in The Unwritten
Emily Race, Sewanee: The University of the South

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