Richard Utz, professor of English Language and Literature, (319) 273-3879
Gwenne Culpepper, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The 17th annual international meeting of the Conference on Medievalism will be Friday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Oct.19 at the University of Northern Iowa.
Hosting the conference are Richard Utz, professor, and Jesse Swan, associate professor, both in the Department of English Language and Literature. The event is for scholars in all fields concerned with post-modernism, the study of the Middle Ages and their scholarly and popular influence on Western society.
Speakers will be John Ganim, University of California at Riverside, 'The Afterlife of the Gothic Cathedral: Modernism, Post-modernism and Medievalism in Contemporary Architecture'; William Paden, Northwestern University, 'I Learned It at the Movies: Teaching Medieval Film'; Bonnie Wheeler, Southern Methodist University, 'Post-modernism Meets King Arthur'; and Verlyn Flieger, University of Maryland at College Park, 'A Distant Mirror: Tolkien and Jackson in the Looking-Glass.'
The plenary session of the conference will be in the Great Reading Room of Seerley Hall. Concurrent sessions will be in Lang Hall.
For more information contact Richard Utz at (319) 273-3879.