The Year's Work in Medievalism 2009 includes papers delivered at the 23rd Annual Conference on Medievalism, organized by the International Society for Studies in Medievalism, and held at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia in October 2008. The topic of the conference was "Regional Medievalisms," a topic this volume conceives of broadly; the enclosed essays address medievalism in different genres and academic fields as well as geographic regions. The conference was organized by Amy S. Kaufman, who is the editor of this volume; the Director of Conferences and Series Editor of the Year's Work in Medievalism is Gwendolyn Morgan.
--Gwendolyn Morgan, Beowulf and the Middle Ages in Film
--Cory James Rushton, Canadian Grail
--Alexander Moffett, "Certain Fragments of Yellow Parchment": Remembering the Medieval in Virginia Woolf's "The Journal of Mistress Joan Martyn"
--Kathleen Coyne Kelly, Russ Meyer, Bricoleur: King Arthur, Wonder Woman, and Nazis in Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
--Karl Fugeslo, Regional Medievalisms in Academia: Pictorial vs. Textual Responses to the Divine Comedy
--M.J. Toswell, Earle Birney: Medievalist Bard of British Columbia
--Cory Lowell Grewell, Vanquishing the Beast Within: Christianization of the Hero Ethos in Robert Zemeckis's Beowulf