New Medievalisms

New Medievalisms

The last chapter of this part, which also closes the book, is not less ground-breaking since Begoña E. Sampedro-Requena applies one of the latest technological advancements: podcasts to the didactics of medievalism.

Author: Javier Martín-Párraga

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443888578

Category: History

Page: 340

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The current renewed interest in Medieval culture, literature and society is evident in recent fictional works such as Game of Thrones or the cinematographic adaptions of Tolkien’s pseudo-medieval universe. From a more academic viewpoint, there are a number of excellent journals and book series devoted to scholarly analysis of English Medieval language and literature. While “traditional” Medieval scholars use several valid vehicles for communication, those researchers who favour more innovative or eclectic approaches are not often given the same opportunities. New Medievalisms is unique in that it offers such scholars a platform to showcase their academic prestige and the quality and originality of their investigations. This multidisciplinary collection of essays includes six chapters and nineteen articles in which twenty-one renowned scholars analyse a wide range of issues related to Medieval England, from the Beowulf saga to echoes of Medieval literature in contemporary fiction, translation or didactics. As a result, the book is both kaleidoscopic and daring, as well as rigorous and accurate.
Categories: History



complicated coexistence of multiple powers thus becomes “a telltale sign of a new medievalism.”47 Khanna views the Middle Ages as “Globalization 1.0” because of the “sustained, intercontinental contact between Western Europe and China ...

Author: Tison Pugh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136265402

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

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From King Arthur and Robin Hood, through to video games and jousting-themed restaurants, medieval culture continues to surround us and has retained a strong influence on literature and culture throughout the ages. This fascinating and illuminating guide is written by two of the leading contemporary scholars of medieval literature, and explores: The influence of medieval cultural concepts on literature and film, including key authors such as Shakespeare, Tennyson, and Mark Twain The continued appeal of medieval cultural figures such as Dante, King Arthur, and Robin Hood The influence of the medieval on such varied disciplines such as politics, music, children’s literature, and art. Contemporary efforts to relive the Middle Ages. Medievalisms: Making the Past in the Present surveys the critical field and sets the boundaries for future study, providing an essential background for literary study from the medieval period through to the twenty-first century.
Categories: Literary Collections

Erotic Medievalisms

Erotic Medievalisms

Ælfric's Lives of Saints. Edited by W.W. Skeat, EETS 94 and 114. London, 1881–90; reprinted: Oxford University Press, 1966. Anderson, Tre'vell. “Becoming Montero.” Out (July/August 2021): 28–43. Aquinas, Thomas. Summa theologica. New ...

Author: Elan Justice Pavlinich

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000858457

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 154

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Erotic Medievalisms exposes modern apparatuses of oppression, reclaims histories for marginalized people, and promotes more inclusive representations in popular culture. Modern representations of the Middle Ages—including Santiago García and David Rubín’s graphic novel, Beowulf; Lil Nas X’s music video for "Montero (Call Me by Your Name);" Patience Agbabi’s retelling of Chaucer’s The Miller’s Tale, entitled "The Kiss;" and some BDSM (bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, sadism and masochism) practices—challenge pervasive power structures that privilege heterosexual male dominance commonly associated with medieval origins in popular culture. This comparative study between medieval and modern texts foregrounds the sexual gratification of people who are typically excluded from representations of the Middle Ages, specifically women, people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals. Erotic displays of marginalized people in medieval contexts disrupt prevalent forms of oppression rooted in institutions that censor human experiences and direct sexual desires toward social justice.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Early Modern Medievalisms

Early Modern Medievalisms

While the medievalism that originated around Workman in the 1970s paid particular attention to texts and traditions originating in the English-speaking world, the New Medievalism of the 1990s focused more frequently on continental ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004193598

Category: History

Page: 512

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Although modernity historically defined itself by relation to the medieval, the ways in which early moderns invoked and conceptualized the medieval are still insufficiently understood. This volume's seventeen essays present some preliminary explorations into the field of early modern medievalisms.
Categories: History

United States of Medievalism

United States of Medievalism

A less obvious factor is discovering medievalisms that have not disappeared but remain elusive because they have so thoroughly saturated New York City culture. These practices constitute my third category, residual medievalism.

Author: Tison Pugh

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487525088

Category: Europe

Page: 336

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This fascinating collection explores America's appropriations and fabrications of the Middle Ages, revealing the nation's complicated love affair with a past it never had, but has created from history and imagination.
Categories: Europe

Studies in Medievalism XXI 2012

Studies in Medievalism XXI  2012

Karl Fugelso observes that: Tenure-review boards may be somewhat skeptical of this new field, not to mention the ... Jane Chance goes even further in arguing for teaching medievalism(s) in the classroom (she uses the term New ...

Author: Karl Fugelso

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 9781843843221

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 226

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Academia has never been immune to corporate culture, and despite the persistent association of medievalism with escapism, perhaps never has that been more obvious than at the present moment. The six essays that open the volume explore precisely how financial institutions have promoted, distorted, appropriated, resisted, and repudiated post-medieval interpretations of the middle ages. In the second part of the book, contributors explore medievalism in a variety of areas, juxtaposing specific case studies with broader investigations of the discipline's motives and methods; they include Charles Kingsley's racial Anglo-Saxonism, Jessie L. Weston's Sir Gawain and the treatment of women in medievalist film. The book also includes a spirited response to previous Studies in Medievalism volumes on the topic neomedievalism. Contributors: Harry Brown, Henrik Aubert, Helen Brookman, Pamela Clements, KellyAnn Fitzpatrick, Jil Hanifan, Michael R. Kightley, Felice Lifshitz, Lauren S. Mayer, Brent Moberley, Kevin Moberley, E. L. Risden, Carol L. Robinson, M. J. Toswell, J. Rubén Valdés Miyares
Categories: Literary Collections

Medievalism in Finland and Russia

Medievalism in Finland and Russia

In the digital age, medieval history has found a new platform for the circulation of history as well as a location for new medievalisms to manifest. Twinned with the affordances of digital media, however, are a set of new problems ...

Author: Reima Välimäki

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350232907

Category: History

Page: 265

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Since the end of the Cold War, the Middle Ages has returned to debates about history, culture, and politics in Northern and Eastern Europe. This volume explores political medievalism in two language areas that are crucial to understanding global medievalism but are, due to language barriers, often inaccessible to the majority of Western scholars and students. The importance of Russian medievalism has been acknowledged, but little analysed until now. Medievalism in Finland and Russia offers a selection of chapters by Russian, Finnish and American scholars covering historiography, presidential speeches, participatory online discussions and the neo-pagan revival in Russia. Finland is currently even more poorly understood than Russia in the discussions about global medievalism. It is usually mentioned only as of the birthplace of the Soldiers of Odin. The street patrol is, however, a marginal phenomenon in Finnish medievalism as this volume demonstrates. Instead of merely adopting the medievalist interpretation of the international alt-right, even the right-wing populists in Finland refer more to the nationalistic medievalist tradition, where crusades do not mark a Western Christian victory over the Muslim East, but a Swedish occupation of Finnish lands. In addition to presenting particular cases of medievalism, the chapters here on Finland challenge and diversify today's prevailing interpretation of shared online medievalism of European and American right-wing populists. This book reveals that while medievalisms in Finland and Russia share many features with the contemporary Anglo-American medievalist imaginations, they also display many original characteristics due to particular political situations and indigenous medievalist traditions. They have their own meta-medievalisms, cumulative core ideas and interpretations about the medieval past that are thoroughly examined here in English for the very first time.
Categories: History

Medievalism Politics and Mass Media

Medievalism  Politics and Mass Media

Furthermore, analysis of bin Laden's statements suggests that they not only embraced Bush's medievalisms but even contributed new medievalisms of their own. Thus, for al Qaeda, the key impact of Bush's crusade rhetoric was not its ...

Author: Andrew B. R. Elliott

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781843844631

Category: History

Page: 237

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An exploration of how the Middle Ages are manipulated ideologically in today's communication.
Categories: History

The Cambridge Companion to Medievalism

The Cambridge Companion to Medievalism

In this way, European colonial regimes spread medievallegend and literature across the globe, with new medievalisms emerging in the cultures of the Americas, Africa, and Asia, the result of indigenous and European traditions ...

Author: Louise D'Arcens

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107086715

Category: History

Page: 257

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An introduction to medievalism offering a balance of accessibility and sophistication, with comprehensive overviews as well as detailed case studies.
Categories: History

Queer Movie Medievalisms

Queer Movie Medievalisms

As we consider the problem of defining medievalism , we begin with a simple , although deliberately tautological , definition : it is the ... William Weaver , Travels in Hyperreality ( 1973 ; New York : Harcourt , 1986 ) , pp . 73-85 .

Author: Kathleen Coyne Kelly

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754675920

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Queer Movie Medievalisms is the first book of its kind to grapple with the ways in which mediations between past and present, as registered on the silver screen, queerly undercut assumptions about sexuality throughout time. It will be of great interest to scholars of Gender and Sexuality, Cultural and Media Studies, Film Studies and Medieval History.
Categories: Social Science