Popular Culture and the Middle Ages Discussion Lists
The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages is pleased to announce its updated list of discussion lists.
Incorporating the Society for Arthurian Popular Culture Studies, the Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages was founded in 2004 by Michael A. Torregrossa and Carl James Grindley to facilitate the discussion and debate of representations of the medieval in post-medieval popular culture and the dissemination of information regarding studies of this material. In the future, we hope to expand our coverage to also include the popular culture of the Middle Ages itself.
The society is primarily a virtual community of scholars and enthusiasts that convene at various discussion lists hosted by Yahoo! Groups (formerly eGroups). Information about these lists is provided below. The society also maintains a series of websites that feature online bibliographies focused on popular medievalisms, including Arthuriana (KING ARTHUR FOREVER and THE ARTHUR OF THE COMICS), film and television (MEDIEVAL STUDIES AT THE MOVIES) and the comics medium (THE ARTHUR OF THE COMICS and THE MEDIEVAL COMICS PROJECTS). We also sponsor and organize a number of sessions each year at regional, national, and international conferences devoted to either Medieval Studies or Popular Culture Studies. Details about current and forthcoming sessions can be found at the society's homepage: .
Michael A. Torregrossa
Moderator, Studies in Popular Culture and the Middle Ages Listserves
Co-founder, The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
10 May 2008
DISCUSSION LISTS: All lists are fully moderated and moderator approval is required to join and post to the listservs, though the archives are open to non-list members. Postings are relatively light. A Yahoo! ID account is required to sign up for these lists and to access member's only sections of the list homepage, but the moderator can send an invitation to join to those individuals without or unwilling to obtain a Yahoo! ID account.
The Arthurian Comics Discussion List (founded July 2000)
The Arthurian Popular Culture Discussion List (founded October 2000)
The Medieval Studies at the Movies Discussion List (founded July 2004)
The Popular Culture and the Middle Ages Discussion List (founded November 2004)
The Popular Culture and the Middle Ages Calls for Papers/Publications List (founded November 2004)
The Medieval Comics Project Discussion List (founded March 2005)
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