Fanfiction and the Pre-Modern World Colloquium

Event Date: 
13 Jul 2018

St John's College Oxford (45 St Giles), https://fapmw.web.ox.ac.uk

 

Explores the ways in which the modern studies of fanfiction and cosplay can shed light on our understanding of pre-modern culture. Rather than focusing on medievalism, we want to think about medieval and early modern material through the prism of modern fandom. Ever wondered if Lancelot was Malory's Mary Sue, or if Margery Kempe was cosplaying a virgin martyr, or whether a meta-level engagement with academic work is a kind of fanfic? If you want to come and attend, do let us know by 6 July at juliana.dresvina@history.ox.ac.uk