Academic journal article Arthuriana

The Round Table

Academic journal article Arthuriana

The Round Table

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Website of the IAS-NAB:

NAB Officers 2014-2017

President: Kevin Whetter (Acadia University)

Immediate Past President: Joan Tasker Grimbert (Catholic University of America)

Vice President: David F. Johnson (Florida State University)

Secretary-Treasurer: Evelyn Meyer (Saint Louis University)

Bibliographer: Anne Berthelot (University of Connecticut)

Graduate Student/New Member of the Profession: Usha Vishnuvajjala (Indiana University)

Arthuriana Editor: Dorsey Armstrong (Purdue University)

(for full addresses, see Bibliography of the International Arthurian Society [BIAS] or online at our website:

Advisory Committee:

Romance Languages: Monica Wright (University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

Canadian Representative: Robert Rouse (University of British Columbia)

Celtic: Lindy Brady (University of Mississippi)

English: Nicole Clifton (Northern Illinois University)

Germanic: Joseph M. Sullivan (University of Oklahoma)

Post-Medieval: Kevin J. Harty (La Salle University)

Past issues of BBIAS and Arthuriana:

For back issues of the BBIAS, contact Secretary-Treasurer Evelyn Meyer, ( Back issues for most years from 1979 to the present are available and cost $45.00 each. For back issues of Arthuriana, contact editor Dorsey Armstrong (

The New BIAS and JIAS:

In the Fall of 2014, the publisher de Gruyter took over the publication of what used to be the BBIAS and divided this into two separate publications: the BIAS and the JIAS which are accessible to current members through the membership section on the International Arthurian Society website: http:// If you do not have access, contact Secretary-Treasurer Evelyn Meyer, (

Your BIAS Abstracts:

Members are reminded that for inclusion in the society's annual bibliography, they should send bibliographic entries and abstracts for articles or books published in the US in 2015 to Anne Berthelot ( For publications in other countries, please submit those to the respective Branch bibliographers.

Minutes of the International Arthurian Society-North American Branch Business Meeting, held at the 50th Annual International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 15, at 12:00 noon:

The meeting was called to order at 12:01 p.m. by Kevin Whetter, presiding.

K. Whetter introduced himself and Evelyn Meyer respectively as branch President and Secretary-Treasurer. The agenda published in Arthuriana 25.1 was adopted, as was the amended agenda.

James Randall Leader Essay Prize: Selection committee member, Molly Martin, presented this year's Leader Prize to Eve Salisbury. The citation read:

'To Eve Salisbury, for her article "Lybeaus Desconus: Transformation, Adaptation, and the Monstrous-Feminine": The level of competition for the 2015 Jame Randall Leader prize was of the highest caliber. The range of Arthurian articles published in 2014 included a striking number of high quality essays, offering both innovative scholarship and conceptually novel readings to engage the attention and admiration of scholars. The judges agreed, however, on the outstanding nature of Eve Salisbury's essay "Lybeaus Desconus: Transformation, Adaptation, and the Monstrous-Feminine" (Arthuriana 24.1 (2014): 66-85).

Salisbury starts from what she calls the "signature mise-en-scène of the fearsome kiss" in Lybeaus Desconus and explores the gender conflict the text realizes in terms of the exposition of 'monstrous feminism' by the film scholar Barbara Creed. Taking as an introduction what many might have been happy with as a complete essay, Salisbury moves on through three discrete stages using a range of critics from Brundage to Bynum. …

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