Friday, November 13

Friday, November 13, 2020

All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

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8:30-9:45 am

Literary Medievalisms.

Moderator: Helen Dell, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Evoking the Middle Ages: Alexandre Lenoir’s Musée des
monuments français and George Grey Barnard’s Cloisters and

Sarah Daiker, University of Pittsburgh, United States.

The Play of Bureaucracy and Catholic Identity in the Gothic Writing of Elizabeth Cary and Flannery O’Connor.
Jesse Swan, University of Northern Iowa, United States.

Interfaces, Transition, Game and the Neo-Medieval in The House on the Strand.
Lesley Coote, University of Hull, United Kingdom.

10:00-11:15 am

Medievalism Saves the Day: Studies in Medievalism in Comics.

Moderator: Michael A. Torregrossa, Independent Scholar, United States.

Canon to Comics: Adaptations of Mark Twain’s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court in Comics and Related Media.
Michael A. Torregrossa, Independent Scholar, United States.

The Fall of Dane Whitman: Marvel’s Black Knight and the Play on Heroic Expectations.
Carl B. Sell, Lock Haven University, United States.

The Polish Comic Book Janosik and the Idea of Violence in Outlaw Legends.
Anna Czarnowus, University of Silesia, Poland.

11:30-12:45 pm

Race, Ethnicity, and Medievalism.

Moderator: Alexander L. Kaufman, Ball State University, United States.

Whitewashed Warriors: Exploring the Singular Plurality twixt Medievalism and Native American Lore.
Suzanne Gut, Davenport University, United States.

Filipino Medieval Fantasies Under Colonialism: Manuel Conde and Gregorio Fernandez’ Film, Prinsipe Teñoso, as Necessary Play.
Stefanie Matabang, University of California, Los Angeles, United States.

1:00-2:15 pm

Event: Storyboarding Against MedEVILish Oppression—A Video Game Workshop.

Carol L. Robinson, Kent State University at Trumbull, United States.
Lauryn Mayer, Washington and Jefferson College, United States.

2:30-3:45 pm

Medievalist Pastimes.

Moderator: Robert Houghton, University of Winchester, United Kingdom.

“You need to remember the bad **** as well”: Playing with Serious History in Anglo-Saxon and Viking Reenactment.”
John Sandy-Hindmarch, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom.

Gaming in Chaucer and Chaucer in Gaming.
Alissa Nicole Christopherson, University of Houston, United States.

 Knights and Vikings: Medievalism in Cricket.
Michael R. Evans, Delta College, United States.

4:00-5:15 pm

Queered Medievalisms.

Moderator: Renée Ward, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom.

How to Queer Your Dragon: An Examination of Gobber in Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon Films.
Ami R. Martinez, Old Dominion University, United States.

“For the Honor of Greyskull:” Arthurian Romance Patterns in She-Ra and the Princesses of Power.
Jessica Stanley, Old Dominion University, United States.

“His Kiss Still Thrills Me After a Millennium”: The Queered Medievalism of The Old Guard.”
Valerie B. Johnson, University of Montevallo, United States.

5:15-5:30 pm


5:30-5:40 pm

ISSM President’s Address: Medievalism 2020

Richard Utz, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.

5:45-6:00 pm


6:00-7:15 pm

Keynote: Rethinking Periodization and Neomedievalism: History, Technology, Media.

Presider: David Metzger, Dean, Patricia & Douglas Perry Honors College, Old Dominion University, United States.

Dan Kline, University of Alaska, Anchorage, United States.

7:30-8:45 pm

ISSM Business Meeting.