Studies in Medievalism XIX

July 2010
14 black and white illustrations
246 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Studies in Medievalism
ISBN: 9781843842286
Format: Hardback
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BIC AP, 1D, 2AB, 3H

Studies in Medievalism XIX

Defining Neomedievalism(s)

Edited by Karl Fugelso

An engagement with the huge growth in neomedievalism forms the core of this volume, with other essays testing its conclusions.
The focus on neomedievalism at the 2007 International Conference on Medievalism, in ever more sessions at the annual International Congress on Medieval Studies, and by many recent or forthcoming publications has left little doubt of the importance of this new, provocative area of study. In response to a seminal essay defining medievalism in relationship to neomedievalism [published in volume 18 of this journal], this book begins with seven essays defining neomedievalism in relationship to medievalism. Their positions are then tested by five articles, whose subjects range from modern American manifestations of Byzantine art, to the Vietnam War as refracted through non-heterosexual implications in the 1976 movie Robin and Marian, and versions of abjection in recent Beowulf films. Theory and practice are thus juxtaposed in a volume that is certain to fuel a central debate in not one but two of the fastest growing areas of academia.

Contributors: Amy S. Kaufman, Brent Moberley, Kevin Moberley, Lesley Coote, Cory Lowell Grewell, M.J. Toswell, E.L. Risden, Lauryn S. Mayer, Glenn Peers, Tison Pugh, David W. Marshall, Richard H. Osberg, Richard Utz

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Table of Contents

Editorial Note
Medieval Unmoored - Amy S. Kaufman
Neomedievalism, Hyperrealism, and Simulation - Brent Moberly and Kevin Moberly
A Short Essay about Neo-Medievalism - Lesley A Coote
Neomedievalism: An Eleventh Little Middle Ages? - Cory Lowell Grewell
The Simulacrum of Neomedievalism - M J Toswell
Sandworms, Bodices, and Undergrounds: The Transformative Mélange of Neomedievalism - E L Risden
Dark Matters and Slippery Words: Grappling with Neomedievalism[s] - Lauryn S. Mayer
Utopia and Heterotopia: Byzantine Modernisms in America - Glenn Peers
Queer Crusading, Military Masculinity, and Allegories of Vietnam in Richard Lester's Robin and Marian - Tison Pugh
Getting Reel with Grendel's Mother: The Abject Maternal and Social Critique - David W. Marshall
The Colony Writes Back: F. N. Robinson's Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer and the Translatio of Chaucer Studies to the United States - Richard Utz
False Memories: The Dream of Chaucer and Chaucer's Dream in the Medieval Revival - Richard H Osberg
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