Global Outlaws Conference

GLOBAL OUTLAWS: The Biennial Conference of the International Association for Robin Hood Studies Date: 4-5 December 2021. Medium: VIRTUAL (Zoom link)


In response to the extraordinary events of 2020 and the continuance of a really difficult situation into 2021, this year’s conference will be an online event. It will be co-hosted by If you would like to attend (via Zoom) please register by contacting the co-hosts: Dr. Lesley Coote FHEA, (coote081@gmail.com) and Dr. Stephen Basdeo, FHEA, (stephen.basdeo@outlook.com) They will provide a link closer to the conference date. In the tradition of Robin Hood himself, and of other ‘Robin Hoods’, the conference will be a free event, with no charge for registration.


Programme: (Please note that timings are given as Greenwich Mean Time [GMT - London], and will need to be adjusted for other time zones)


Day One - Saturday December 4th Welcome and Opening: 15.00 - 15.30 (10.00am EST) Stephen Basdeo Victorian Robin Hood Conferences and the Beginnings of Academic Scholarship Session One: Medieval Robin Hoods 16.00 - 17.30 Moderator: Helen Phillips Jason Hogue Greenwood as Ecotopia: Stirrings of Utopia in the Medieval Robin Hood Ballads William Hoff “God graunt that he be true to mayntene hym in his right”: speculation on the instructional content of medieval Robin Hood media

Michael Hughes "A New Theory of Robyn Hude'' 17.30 - 18.00 break Session Two: Medieval and Early Modern Robin Hoods 18.00 - 19.30

Moderator: Lorraine K. Stock Benjamin Hoover: “‘This knyghtys clothis wolle I were’: Dress and Estate Permeability in the late-Medieval Robin Hood Texts” Adam Christ: Emotional and religious outlaws in Tudor interludes Mark Truesdale: Death in Arcadia: Anthony Munday’s Troubled Forest 19.30 - 20.30 break Session Three (a): Other Robin Hoods I 20.30 - 22.00 Moderator: Valerie B. Johnson Richard Utz: Bavaria’s Robin Hood Kamil Wrzeszcz: Slavic Robin Hood: About Janosik based on a series of comic books by Tadeusz Kwiatkowski and Jerzy Skaržyski Anna Czarnowus and Joanna Mleczko: The Sleepers Under the Mountains as Outlaws in the Nineteenth-Century Bulgarian and Polish Tradition 22.00 - 22.30 break Session Four: ‘Modern’ Interpretations of Robin Hood I 22.30 - 24.00 Moderator: Renée Ward Stefanie Matabang: Born in a Hood: Framing the Political Ascent of Actor Robin Padilla within the Medievalisms of the Philippine Election Formula Luiz Felipe Anchieta Guerra: Robin Lula and his merry commies: political medievalism in 21st century Brazil Sabina Rahman: Fifty Shades of Lincoln Green Close of Day One

Day Two: Sunday December 5th



Session Five: ‘Other’ Robin Hoods II

14.00 - 15.30


Moderator: Linda Troost


Melissa Ridley Elmes: “Acts of Exile, Acts of Hospitality: Towards an Ethics of Inclusion in the Lai of Emare”


Gillian Spraggs: An Outlaw Legend in the Hebrew Scriptures


Whitney A. Snow: “Alabama’s Robin Hood”? Myths Surrounding Outlaw Rube Burrow



15.30 - 16.00 break



Session Six: Modern Interpretations of Robin Hood II

16.00 - 17.30


Moderator: Michael Torregrossa


Sherron Lux: Musical Arrows: The 1938 Adventures of Robin Hood and Its Music


Lorraine K. Stock: Richard I and Robin Hood at the Siege of Châlus: Historicity and Homosocial Relations in Robin and Marian (1976) and Robin Hood (2010)


Alexander L. Kaufman: “Robin Hood in Rochester, NY, Christmas 1959: Ross Talarico’s Sled Run (2012)”



17.30 - 18.30 break



Session Seven: Robin Hood and Other Twenty-first Century Media

18.30 - 20.00


Moderator: Thomas Rowland


Michael Torregrossa: Seeking Sherwood: Tools and Resources for Finding and Locating Comics Based on the Robin Hood Tradition for the Classroom and Research


Jonathan Bishop: Teaching about Religious War and Fighting using LEGO(R) Robin Hood: A Position Paper for Affective Play


Valerie B. Johnson: Rhetorical Outlaws: The Neomedievalism of the Robinhood Stock App.


20.00 - 21.30 break


IARHS Business Meeting

21.30 - 22.30


Epilogue and Close

22.30 - 22.45


Lesley Coote: Why Is Robin Hood Still Relevant?

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