Tuesday, May 15, 2018

IARHS at the 53rd ICMS, Kalamazoo, Western Michigan University, May 10-13, 2018

The International Association for Robin Hood Studies sponsored two sessions at the Fifty-Third International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University on May 10-13, 2018.

Session 68: “Multicultural, Multimedia Outlaws,” Sponsored by the International Association for Robin Hood Studies. Organizer: Lorraine Kochanske Stock (University of Houston). Presider: Alexander L. Kaufman (Ball State University)

  1. Leigh Smith (East Stroudsburg University), "The Merry Men of Merry Mount: Robin Hood as Anti-Puritain in the New World"
  2. Lorraine Kochanske Stock, "The Medieval Icelandic Saga Outlaw in Film: Ăštlaginn"
  3. Anna Czarnowus (University of Silesia), "Landscape and Ideology in the Robin of Sherwood TV Series and Agnieszka Holland’s Film Janosik: A True Story"
  4. Michael Evans (Delta College), "From Hong Gildong to Gaksital: Korean Robin Hoods?"

Session 115: “Oral Tactics of Medieval Outlaw Literature,” Sponsored by the International Association for Robin Hood Studies. Organized: Lesley Coote (University of Hull) and Alexander L. Kaufman (Ball State University). Presider: Alexander L. Kaufman

  1. Lesley Coote, "Mobile Cultures, Mobile Texts"
  2. Dean A. Hoffman (Deep Education Institute), "'Rash Speech and Hote Contention': Enditement in the Sloan Life of Robin Hood"
  3. Valerie B. Johnson (University of Montevallo), "Sounding the Horn: Outlaw Tales in a Digital Soundscape and English Classroom"

Members and friends of the IARHS had a festive feast at Hunan Gardens on Saturday. As always, it was wonderful to catch up with old friends and to meet new hoodies.

Clockwise, from the foreground: Lorraine Kochanske Stock, Michael Evans, Kristin Bovaird-Abbo, Valerie B. Johnson, Leigh Smith, Louise Daileigh, Thomas Hahn, Travis Kane, Sadie Hash, Lesley Coote, Anna Czarnowus, Carrie Griffin, Alexander L. Kaufman, Lydia Kertz, Henry Greek, and Sherron Lux