Studies in Medievalism XXI

July 2012
224 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Studies in Medievalism
ISBN: 9781843843221
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
BISAC SOC022000, LIT011000

Studies in Medievalism XXI

Corporate Medievalism

Edited by Karl Fugelso

Essays on the post-modern reception and interpretation of the middle ages, with a particular focus on its relationship with business and finance.
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

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Table of Contents

Editorial Note -
Lives of Total Dedication? Medieval and Modern Corporate Identity - M J Toswell
Reincorporating the Medieval: Morality, Chivalry, and Honor in Post-Financial-Meltdown Corporate Revisionism - Brent Moberly and Kevin Moberly
Medievalism and Representations of Corporate Identity - Jil Hanifan and KellyAnn Fitzpatrick
Knights of the Ownership Society: Economic Inequality and Medievalist Film - Harry Brown
A Corporate neo-Beowulf: Ready or Not, Here We Come - E L Risden
Unsettled Accounts: Corporate Culture and George R. R. Martin's Fetish Medievalism - Lauryn S. Mayer
Historicizing Neumatic Notation: Medieval Neumes as Cultural Artifacts of Early Modern Times - Eduardo Henrik Aubert
Hereward the Dane and the English, but Not the Saxon: Kingsley's Racial Anglo-Saxonism - Michael R. Kightley
From Romance to Ritual: Jessie L. Weston's Gawain - Helen Brookman
The Cinematic Sign of the Grail - J R Valdes Miyares
Destructive Dominae: Women and Vengeance in Medievalist Films - Felice Lifshitz
Neomedievalism Unplugged - Pamela Clements and Carol Robinson
Notes on Contributors


Presents an exciting and thoughtful selection of essays. MEDIEVAL REVIEW

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