Medievalisms I: The Representation of the Middle Ages in Audiovisual Media in the 21st Century

April 29 - May 1, 2021

Technological advancements in audiovisual production that took place in the first two decades of the 21st century have accentuated multiple representations of the Middle Ages in popular media. However, the ways in which media affects our perception of the past have real-world ramifications. This interdisciplinary PhD conference explored the characteristics and implications of calling an audiovisual product “medieval” in the 21st century. 


Opening Keynote: England Found and Made: The Saxon Period in the Brexit Era

Procedural Rhetoric in Medieval-Themed Video Games

Medieval Ideas, Practices and Attitudes On-Screen

Imagining Non-Western Medieval Worlds

On-Screen Uses of the Middle Ages

On-Screen Abuses of the Middle Ages

Medievalism and National Symbolism

Medievalisms, Politics and Identity

Closing Keynote: Between the Screens of Medievalism