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Lecturer Publishes Article on Popular Anime

Lisa Myers, Term Lecturer and 2015 alumna in Medieval Studies, recently published her article, “Artoria Pendragon: Anachronism, Gender and Self-Acceptance in the Fate Anime series of Kinoko Nasu and Takashi Takeuchi,” in Studies in Medievalism XXXIII: (En)gendering Medievalism. In this article, Myers examines the Fate anime series’ use of anachronism to challenge the master narratives of history, focusing on the portrayal of King Arthur as a cis-gendered, heterosexual female who chose to live as a man in order to rule Britain. She discusses the ways these changes and others made by Nasu and Takeuchi update classic legends for a modern audience.