Saturday, November 14

Saturday, November 14, 2020

All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST).

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9:00-10:15 am

Teaching and Pedagogy During Crisis: A Roundtable Discussion for the 35th International Conference on Medievalism.

Valerie B. Johnson, University of Montevallo, United States.
Renée Ward, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom.

Hediye Özkan, Aksaray Üniversitesi, Turkey.
Luiz Felipe Anchieta Guerra, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Heather Blatt, Florida International University, United States.
Kara L. McShane, Ursinus College, United States.
Nancy Haijing Jiang, English, Northwestern University, United States.
Melissa Ridley-Elmes, Lindenwood University, United States.

10:30-11:45 am

Theatrical Medievalisms.

Moderator: Lesley Coote, University of Hull, United Kingdom.

“Sinew, heart and blood”: Community Imaginings of Early Medieval England in “The Wuffings” Play.
Fran Allfrey, King’s College London, United Kingdom.

Play and Creativity During the Black Death and the Coronavirus Pandemic: Artists Revive Boccaccio’s The Decameron for a Virtual Audience While Sheltering in Place in 2020.
Mary Ann Zehr, Old Dominion University, United States.

Dick Whittington and His Cat: Medievalism at the Pantomime.
Clare Simmons, Ohio State University, United States.

11:45 am-1:00 pm

Lunch Break.

1:00-2:15 pm

Political Medievalism in the Age of the Internet: a Global Phenomena, Part Two.

Moderator: Luiz Felipe Anchieta Guerra, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Draw if Ye Be Men:” Medieval Combat Sports and the Enactment of Masculinity.
Ken Mondschein, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Mount Ida Campus, United States.

The politics behind #KingAlfred fanfic.
Martine Mussies, Utrecht, University. Netherlands.

“Templars, Fight or Fall, Raise Your Fists, Heed The Call!” – Blurred lines between entertainment and extremism in power metal.
Brian Egede-Pedersen, Independent Scholar, Denmark.

2:30-3:45 pm

Video Games, Myths, and Medievalisms.

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

Need To Restart Medieval Games In the 21st Century.
Bhumika Sharma, Himachal Pradesh University, India.
Muqtadir Mohammed, M.M. Public School, Pasonda, India

The Hero of Gallowmere, Who Fell at the First Charge: MediEvil and National Myth.
Marissa Mills, University of Southern Mississippi, United States.

Come and See the Violence Inherent in the System!” Overcoming a Bastard Trope in Medievalist Videogames.
Robert Houghton, University of Winchester, United Kingdom.

4:00-5:15 pm

Medievalism, Activism, and Pedagogy.

Moderator: Jesse Swan, University of Northern Iowa, United States.

Playing in Camelot: Original Medievalism Games in Teaching Arthurian Games.
Keith C. Russo, IMG Academy, United States.

Medievalists Writing Back: Initial Explorations in Medievalists’ Public Engagement.
Kara L. McShane, Ursinus College, United States.

De-centering Privilege in Medievalism Studies and Beyond: The Students Speak.
Karl Fugelso, Towson University, United States.

5:15-6:00 pm


6:00-7:15 pm

Keynote: Medievalism, Rules of the Game: From Geneviève de Brabant to “Princess Steel.

Presider: Martha Daas, Chair, World Languages & Cultures Department, Old Dominion University, United States.

Elizabeth Emery, Montclair State University, United States.

7:30-9:00 pm

Event: First Annual ISSM Sock Puppet Costume Party.

Don Juan Quixote, Left Hand of Many a Holy Roman Emperor.
Barkikus de Snifficus, Don Juan Quixote’s Somewhat Trusty Steed.