Thursday, November 12

Thursday, November 12, 2020

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8:30-9:00 am

Welcome / Opening Remarks.

Kent Sandstrom, Dean, Batten College of Arts and Letters, Old Dominion University, United States.

Kevin Moberly, Program Director, IDS Game Design and
Development Major, Old Dominion University, United States

9:00-10:15 am

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

Moderator: Brian Egede-Pedersen, Independent Scholar, Denmark.

Political Medievalism in Putin’s Russia.
Dina Khapaeva, Georgia Tech, United States.

Outlaw, Trickster, King: Unmasking the ‘Medieval’ Komedya in Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s Performance as President of the Philippines.
Stefanie Matabang, University of California, Los Angeles, United States.

Tradition, Family, Property … and memes?: Brazilian political (neo)medievalism in the internet age.
Luiz Felipe Anchieta Guerra, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

10:30-11:45 am

Massively-Multiplayer Medievalisms.

Moderator: Angela Jane Weisl, Seton Hall University, United States.

Tolkienesque MMORPGs: Absurdly Serious, Seriously Serious, Seriously Absurd, Absurdly Absurd.
Carol Robinson, Kent State University at Trumbull, United States.

The Antiheroic North in God of War and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.
Alicia McKenzie, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.

Outpacing Desperation: Thoreau’s Walker-Errant in the Digital Hinterlands of Modern Fantasy.
Andrew Sigerson, Old Dominion University, United States.

11:45 am-1:00 pm

Lunch Break.

1:00-2:15 pm

Musical Medievalisms.

Moderator: Brent Moberly, Indiana University at Bloomington, United States.

Medievalism in Identity Formation through Video games and Popular Music.
Helen Dell, University of Melbourne, Australia.

Bardcore: Luting the Past.
Ann F. Howey, Brock University, Canada.

“My Blurt or My Sneeze’: Arthurian Play in Robertson Davies’ The Lyre of Orpheus.
M.J. Toswell, The University of Western Ontario, Canada.

2:30-3:45 pm

Gendered Medievalisms.

Moderator: Valerie B. Johnson, University of Montevallo, United States.

More than a Woman: Rape Fantasies and the Grail of Consciousness in Westworld.
Rebecca Coleman, Old Dominion University, United States.

Recreating Medieval Design – Collecting, Drawing and Documenting of Victorian Women.
Colleen M. Thomas, University College Dublin, Ireland.

4:00-5:15 pm

Medievalism in Mass and Popular Culture.

Moderator: Heather Blatt, Florida International University, United States.

Med-meme-ialisms: Wordplay and Reinvention of Art through Medievalism in Memes.
Justina Martin, Old Dominion University, United States.

The Myth of Chivalry and White Masculinity in the Digital Spaces of the South: Medievalism in the Southern Pop Culture Marketplace of Sport and Play.
Bruce A. Craft, Southeastern Louisiana University, United States.

So you speak the Old Tongue?: the Spirit of Play in Netflix’s Ragnarok.
Angela Jane Weisl, Seton Hall University, United States.

5:15-6:00 pm


6:00-7:15 pm

Keynote: Power Play: The Politics of the Real Middle Ages.

Presider: Avi Santo, Chair, Department of Communication & Theatre Arts, Old Dominion University. United States.

Helen Young, Deakin University, Australia.