Studies in Medievalism VI

Studies in Medievalism VI

Medievalism in North America

Edited by Kathleen Verduin

Hardback
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D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

Studies on the influence of the middle ages, and in particular the Arthurian legends, on the culture of North America.
Fifteen essays trace North America's enthusiastic engagement with the middle ages from the Revolution to Disney. There are eight studies of the American reception of Arthur: in art (Abbey, Rosenthal), literature (Canadian writers, John Ciardi), scholarship (R.S. Loomis), politics (JFK), and popular culture (Arthurian youth groups, Disneyland, the Excalibur Casino). Other topics include Tom Paine, Elbertus Hubbard, Edgar Rice Burroughs, C.B. DeMille, popular treatments of Villon, the roots of the New Mexican cuento, and the rhetoric of the Gulf War.

Contributors: ROGER WOOD, KYMBERLEY N. PINDER, ERICA E. HIRSHLER, ALAN LUPACK, CHARLOTTE OBERG, RAYMOND H. THOMPSON, STAN GALLOWAY, ROBIN BLAETZ, ROBERT D. PECKHAM, JEFF RIDER, KLAUS P. JANKOFSKY, MARY MORSE, PAMELA S. MORGAN, SUSAN ARONSTEIN, NANCY COINER, JONATHAN M. ELUKIN

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November 1994
7 black and white illustrations
256 pages
22.8x15.2 cm
Studies in Medievalism
ISBN: 9780859914178
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DS
BISAC LCO000000
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Table of Contents

`The History Is Concisely This': Thomas Paine's Account of the Peasants' Revolt - Roger Wood
The Reception of Toby E Rosenthal's Elaine: Medievalism in San Francisco - Kymberly N Pinder
A Quest for the Holy Grail: Edwin Austin Abbey's Murals in the Boston Public Library - Erica Hirshler
Visions of Courageous Achievement: Arthurian Youth Groups in America -
Fra Elbertus and the Roycrofters: Medievalism in East Aurora - Charlotte Oberg
The Arthurian Legend in Canada - Raymond H Thompson
The Greystoke Connection: Medievalism in Two Edgar Rice Burroughs Novels - Stan Galloway
Cecil B. DeMille's Joan the Woman - Robin Blaetz
Dark Laughter in the Chambers of the King: Francois Villon in America - Robert Peckham
Roger Sherman Loomis: Medievalism as Antimodernism - Jeff Rider
`Launcelot in Hell': John Ciardi's Medievalism - Klaus P Jankofsky
The Medieval Roots of Two New Mexican Cuentos - Mary Morse
One Brief Shining Moment: Camelot in Washington, D.C. - Pamela S Morgan
Medieval Language and Politics: Making the World Safe for Feudalism - Susan Aronstein
Twice Knightly: Democratizing the Middle Ages for Middle-Class America - Nancy Coiner
Medieval Language and Politics: Making the World Safe for Feudalism -

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