Keynote Speakers

a picture of a bearded man with brown glasses, balding on top, brown beard and brown hairRobert Squillace

“Hey ChatGPT: What’s ‘Medievalism’”? AI Language Games and Medievalist Discourse

Robert Squillace is a Clinical Professor in Arts, Text, and Media and Educational Technology Liaison at New York University’s School of Liberal Studies.  He has published extensively on the Edwardian novelist Arnold Bennett, including the book Modernism, Modernity, and Arnold Bennett (Bucknell UP, 1997).  As Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Liberal Studies, he was instrumental in the creation of its Global Liberal Studies bachelor’s degree.  He has presented jointly on various topics in Global Medievalism with Angela Jane Weisl at half a dozen conferences over the last four years.  He has been the recipient of an NEH Digital Humanities grant and an NYU Global Institute for Advanced Study grant on the topic of Global Studies and the Humanities.


a blonde haired woman with bangs and hair to shoulders, black eyeglasses Lissa Holloway-Attaway

Staying with the Middle: transdisciplinary and transhistorical approaches to digital making and doing.

Lissa Holloway-Attaway is an Associate Professor in Media Arts, Aesthetics, and Narration in the Division of Game Development within the School of Informatics at the University of Skövde (Sweden). She is the leader for the GAME (“games, art, media, experience”) Research Group, and she teaches in the games and Informatics education, from undergraduate to PhD levels. Her background is in theatre performance, literature, and digital culture/media studies, and she works across many digital media forms, from digital art, to electronic literature, and games, with a focus on socio-cultural systems and user engagement. Her creative and critical work has been published, exhibited and performed in a number of International venues. Her current research is focused on emergent media experiences (AR/VR/MR), interactive digital narrative, sound-based digital interactive experiences, digital cultural heritage games, and environmental feminist posthumanities.

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Conference Committee
Dr. Carol Robinson (Kent State University at Trumbull), Conference Chair
Dr. Carol Jamison (Georgia Southern University)
Dr. Lauryn Mayer (Washington and Jefferson College)
Dr. Angela Weisl (Seton Hall University)