Georgia Medievalists’ Group, 11/3/18

Photo: JG

Wonderful meeting of the Georgia Medievalists’ Group yesterday at Georgia Tech. Thanks to Richard Utz, chair of the School of Literature, Media, and Communication, for serving as host. We had a great program, with plenty of stimulating discussion, and a special treat at the end of the day: David Leinweber of Oxford College singing some of his original history-themed songs, including numbers about the pilgrims of the Canterbury Tales, Philip II of Spain, and the White Ship disaster.

Photo: Richard Utz

The other presenters were:

Fernando Rochaix, Georgia State Univ., “Embodying Resistance: the Iconography of a Colonial Maya ‘Tree of Jesse’”

Kelly Ann Fitzpatrick, Georgia Tech, “Game of Thrones: Neomedievalism and the Myths of Inheritance”

Dina Khapaeva, Georgia Tech, “When Putin Plays the Game of Thrones: Neomedievalism in Life and Fiction”

Kristina Watkins Mormino, Georgia Gwinnett Coll., “‘Les valeurs que défendait Jeanne d’Arc’: Joan of Arc and the Rebranded French Far Right”

Bobby Meyer-Lee, Agnes Scott Coll., “Canterbury Tales E1213-44 and the Voice of the Merchant”

Graham Johnson, Reinhardt Univ., “Close Reading versus Pragmatics: Analysis of the Bjarni-Thorstein Duel at the end of The Tale of Thorstein Staff-Struck.”

Jonathan Good, Reinhardt Univ., “St. George and al-Khidr: A Case of Convergence?”