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"Are Some Things Better Left Seen or Unseen? Revisiting David Lowery's The Green Knight" (SAMLA)

Hyatt Regency, Jacksonville, FL
Organization: Florida Tech
Event: SAMLA
Categories: Interdisciplinary, British, Popular Culture, Medieval, Early Modern & Renaissance, Long 18th Century, Romantics, Victorian, 20th & 21st Century, Aesthetics, Anthropology/Sociology, Classical Studies, Cultural Studies, Environmental Studies, Film, TV, & Media, Food Studies, History, Philosophy
Event Date: 2024-11-15 to 2024-11-17 Abstract Due: 2024-07-26

SAMLA 96 marks the return of a third panel dedicated to David Lowery’s 2021 film, The Green Knight, a revision of the popular fourteenth century poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Our first panel, “Out With the Old, in With the New: Changing Trajectories,” dates back to SAMLA 94, where panelists examined the importance—and dangers—of retelling popular stories in new and inventive ways, and last year we ushered in a new era by considering how Lowery’s film exposed (In)Securities. Once again, SAMLA’s current theme of Seen and Unseen provides the perfect opportunity to discuss how Lowery transforms unseen moments from the poem into ones that are seen, and how those modifications change our perspective of the chivalric romance.


Please submit a 250-word abstract, a brief bio, and A/V requirements by July 31st to Melissa Crofton at mcrofton@fit.edu, or submit through SAMLA's Ballast portal.


Melissa Crofton