"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)

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Call for Responses: Comics and Medieval Studies Survey (7/1/2021)

 Please forgive the cross-posting.

Call for Responses: Comics and Medieval Studies Survey

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture--in an attempt to further our outreach efforts--seeks to gather some information on experiences with the comics medium and uses of that material by teachers and/or scholars of Medieval Studies.

If you're willing to share, please complete the survey at https://tinyurl.com/Medieval-Comics-Survey no later than 1 July 2021.

More information on the Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture can be found at https://medievalinpopularculture.blogspot.com/.

The Medieval Comics Project is based at https://medieval-comics-project.blogspot.com/. We also maintain a listserv, the Medieval Comics Project Discussion List. Please sign-up at https://groups.io/g/medieval-comixlist.

If you have any questions or concerns on the survey or other related matters, please reach out to us at MedievalinPopularCulture@gmail.com or Comics.Get.Medieval@gmail.com.

Michael A. Torregrossa, Founder, Blog Editor, and Listserv Moderator, and The Comics Get Medieval Sessions Organizer

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Arthurian Comics Session at Medieval and Renaissance Forum 2021

I'm happy to report that the organizers of the Medieval and Renaissance Forum have accepted our proposal for a session on comics to be presented virtually in April. Full conference and panel details follow. 


41st Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum

Scent and Fragrance in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

Friday and Saturday April 16-17, 2021

Register Online

Preliminary Schedule

Saturday Session VI: 3:00 –4:20 PM

Arthurian Comics

Moderator: Hayley Cotter, University of Massachusetts—Amherst

From Canon to Comics: Adaptations of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in the Comics Medium

Michael Torregrossa, Independent Scholar

Old Norse Gods and Ethnically Different Slaves in the Comic Book Series Thorgal

Anna Czarnowus, University of Silesia, Katowice (Poland)

Horror and Science Fiction in Arthurian Comics

Rachael K. Warmington, Seton Hall University