History, Romance, Fantasy, and Others: The Blending of Genres in Arthuriana
Contact Person: Rachael Warmington; email@example.com
Delivery Mode: Traditional in-person
Principal Sponsoring Organization: International Arthurian Society, North American Branch (IAS/NAB)
The blending of genres in medieval Arthuriana signifies a crucial evolution in storytelling. These blended narratives resonate with contemporary audiences, fostering renewed interest in Arthuriana. As cultural norms shift, this intermingling of genres enables nuanced discussions of identity, ethics, and social roles. Additionally, these blended genres make possible reimaginations of the narratives that offer relevant and profound explorations of the human condition which foster a dialogue between the past and present. The diversity and hybridity of Arthuriana, particularly in chronicles, romances, and fantasies, align with contemporary literary tastes, enabling greater accessibility, relevance, and inclusivity.
Deadline for New Submissions: Friday, September 15, 2023; abstracts must be submitted through the ICMS website for consideration.