"Rejoice, my son, for thou hast chosen the Amulet of Right o'er the Sword of Might! Therefore, let there be beauty and strength--power and compassion--honour and humility, mirth and reverence--within you... Be one with thy brothers of the Round Table--with Arthur and Lancelot, Gawain and Galahad, with them all... Be thou what they were--a hero! Strive forever to maintain the rule of right--of law and justice--against those who live and rule by might."


Chris Claremont, "From the Holocaust--A Hero!" Captain Britain No. 2 (20 Oct. 1976)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Kalamazoo Papers of Interest

The following papers of relevance to the topic of medieval comics are included in the program for this week's International Congress on Medieval Studies held at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

THURSDAY, 13 MAY 2010
1:30-3:00 PM

SESSION 88: SCHNEIDER 1255
Global Progeny
Sponsor: Scholarly Community for the Globalization of the Middle Ages (SCGMA)
Organizer: Gabriel Gryffyn, Univ. of Minnesota–Twin Cities
Presider: Maria Cecire, Univ. of Chicago/Univ. of Oxford
PAPER 2OF 2: The Percival Complex: Understanding the Role of the Imperfect Hero in the Global Popularity of Juvenile Manga Series
Lorna Wolcott Cooper, Lubbock Christian Univ.



SATURDAY, 15 MAY 2010
3:30-5:00 PM

SESSION 521: SCHNEIDER 1360
Medievalism in Music and the Fine Arts
Sponsor: Studies in Medievalism
Organizer: Richard Utz, Western Michigan Univ.
Presider: Kirsten Yri, Wilfrid Laurier Univ.
PAPER 4 OF 4: Jeff Smith’s “Bone”: Revising Tolkien and Lewis’s Antimodernist Fantasies
Andrew Taylor, Western Michigan Univ.


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