Studies in Medievalism XXVI

April 2017
6 black and white, 1 line illustrations
281 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Studies in Medievalism
ISBN: 9781843844655
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
BISAC LIT011000, LIT013000

Studies in Medievalism XXVI


Edited by Karl Fugelso

Essays on the post-modern reception and interpretation of the Middle Ages, with a particular concentration on environmental matters.
Ecoconcerns and ecocriticism are a rising trend in medievalism studies, and form a major focus of this collection. Topics under discussion in the first part of the volume include figurations in nineteenth- and twentieth-century medievalism; environmental medievalism in Sidney Lanier's Southern chivalry; nostalgia and loss in T.H. White's "forest sauvage"; and green medievalism in J.R.R. Tolkien's elven realms.
The eleven subsequent articles continue to take in such themes more tangentially, testing and buillding on the methods and conclusions of the first part. Their subjects include John Aubrey's Middle Ages; medieval charter-horns in early modern England; nineteenth-century reimaginings of Chaucer's Griselda; Dante's influence on Harlan Ellison's "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream"; multi-layered medievalisms in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire; (coopted) feminism via medievalism in Disney's Maleficent; (neo)medievalism in Babylon 5 and Crusade; cosmopolitan anxieties and national identity in Netflix's Marco Polo; mapping Everealm in The Quest; undergraduate perceptions of the "medieval" and the "Middle Ages"; and medievalism in the prosopopeia and corpsepaint of Mayhem's De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas.

Karl Fugelso is Professor of Art History at Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Contributors: Dustin M. Frazier Wood, Daniel Helbert, Ann F. Howey, Carol Jamison, Ann M. Martinez, Kara L. McShane, Lisa Myers, Elan Justice Pavlinich, Katie Peebles, Scott Riley, Paul B. Sturtevant, Dean Swinford, Renée Ward, Angela Jane Weisl, Jeremy Withers.

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Table of Contents

Editorial Note -
"A Sense of Life in Things Inert": The Animistic Figurations in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Medievalist Texts - Scott Riley
Future Nostalgias: Environmental Medievalism and Lanier's Southern Chivalry - Daniel Glynn Helbert
T. H. White's "Forest Sauvage": Nostalgia and Loss - Lisa Myers
Elvencentrism: The Green Medievalism of Tolkien's Elven Realms - Ann M. Martinez
Fragmentary Dreams: John Aubrey's Medieval Heritage Construction - Katie Peebles
Charter Horns and the Antiquarian Imagination in Early Modern England - Dustin Frazier Wood
Giving Voice to Griselda: Radical Reimaginings of a Medieval Tale - Renée Ward
Medieval and Futuristic Hells: The Influence of Dante on Ellison's "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" - Jeremy Withers
Reading Westeros: George R. R. Martin's Multi-Layered Medievalisms - Carol Jamison
Modernity in the Middle: The Medieval Fantasy of (Coopted) Feminism in Disney's Maleficent - Elan Justice (E J) Pavlinich
Future Medieval: (Neo)Medievalism in Babylon 5 and Crusade - Ann F. Howey
Cosmopolitan Anxieties and National Identity in the Netflix Marco Polo - Kara L. McShane
Mapping Everealm: Space, Time, and Medieval Fictions in The Quest - Angela Jane Weisl
Medievalisms of the Mind: Undergraduate Perceptions of the "Medieval" and the "Middle Ages" - Paul Sturtevant
Mask of the Medieval Corpse: Prosopopeia and Corpsepaint in Mayhem's De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas - Dean Swinford

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