"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)

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Arthurian Comics at Arthurian Congress 2014

I think these are the most Arthurian-themed comics papers I've seen at a conference and it is certainly a bold topic for a conference that is often limited to traditional texts and media. Sadly, one needs to be in Romania this summer to hear them. (Please publish your work!)

XXIV Triennial Congress of the International Arthurian Society - University of Bucharest
(full program at http://arthuriancongress.unibuc.ro/programme/)

Monday, July 21st
Panel 2 : 10.30-12.50
King Arthur and the Modern Imagination

Paper 1 of 4: Casey CASEBIER (University of Maryland), Contemporary Arthurian Worlds: Sam Sarkar’s Caliber and the Arthurian Graphic Novel

Friday, July 25th
Panel 1: 15.20-17.20
Thematic Pannel : Children of the (K)night: Arthurian Bad Boys and Mean Girls
Organizer : Kevin J. HARTY (La Salle University, Philadelphia)

Paper 1 (of 7!): Christine NEUFELD (Eastern Michigan University), Bloodlines: The Sanguine Semiotics of Dracula vs. King Arthur

Saturday, July 26th
Panel 2 : 9.50-11.30
Lectures et interprétations des thèmes arthuriens
Paper 3 (of 4): Christina FRANCIS (Bloomsburg University), Reading King Arthur Online: The Webcomic and Web Forum Interplay of Paul Gadzikowski’s Arthur, King of Time and Space