Ooh er... Look what I'll be doing in November!
University of California, Riverside Events
Medievalism, Colonialism, Nationalism:A Symposium
Friday, November 7, and Saturday, November 8, 2008
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
In cooperation with the Australian Research Council, this conference will bring together leading international and University of California scholars on how the European pre-modern past has played a role in shaping colonial and national identities and how our view of that past have been changed as a result. Panels will discuss King Arthur as a national symbol, medieval chivalry in World War I, the psychological significance of reviving the past, Beowulf on the page and on the screen, the Middle Ages in ballet, medieval crime fiction, the origins of blasphemy and the politics of reconstruction and rebuilding.
Open to: Public
Sponsor: Center for Ideas & Society
And look at this list of speakers; Elizabeth Allen, Seeta Chaganti, Louise D'Arcens, Aranye Fradenburg, John Ganim, David Lawton, Andrew Lynch, David Marshall, Anne McKendry, Maura Nolan, Thomas Prendergast, Brenda Deen Schildgen, Carol Symes...
This symposium is the brainchild of the wonderful John Ganim, and is part of our Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory project. My paper is going to be on Ned Kelly as a Robin Hood figure. Watch this space...