Kalamazoo 2018!

The sneak peek of the CFP for the 2018 International Congress on Medieval Studies is up, and it shows this:

Tales after Tolkien Society (2): Reclaiming the Dead and the Undead; Medievalism in Metal (A Roundtable)

Contact: Geoffrey Elliott
P.O. Box 293970
Kerrville, TX 78029
Phone: 830-329-5602
Email: geoffrey.b.elliott@gmail.com

Since it’s up, I figure I ought to note what all we put out about it, so that the CFP can get answered appropriately. The following text emerges from what I sent to the Congress for consideration–and, it seems, tentative approval!


I. Reclaiming the Dead and the Undead

A paper session, the panel seeks to interrogate appropriations of medieval concepts of un/death in contemporary media, attending to how the medieval corporeal/spiritual divide is reinscribed and transgressed by the appropriations. In brief, it means to look at how recent ideas of un/death correspond with medieval antecedents and what that correspondence suggests.

II. Medievalism in Metal

A roundtable, the panel seeks to investigate medieval referentiality–acoustic, iconographic, thematic, and otherwise–in metal music and among metal bands. (The session will likely need to make use of a/v equipment.)


Send in abstracts and contact information; I’ll be glad to have them!

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