Studies in Medievalism XXVIII

April 2019
6 colour, 4 black and white illustrations
268 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Studies in Medievalism
ISBN: 9781843845171
Format: Hardback
BISAC LIT011000, SOC031000, SOC022000

Studies in Medievalism XXVIII

Medievalism and Discrimination

Edited by Karl Fugelso

The difficult and nuanced issue of discrimination - race, gender, ethicity, religion - is the focus of this volume.
Discrimination has long played a part in medievalism studies, but it has rarely been weaponized as thoroughly and publicly as in recent exchanges. The essays in the first part of this volume respond to that development by examining some of the many forms discrimination has taken in medievalism (studies) relative to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and ethnicity. These papers thus inform many of the subsequent chapters, which address a wide variety of aspects of medievalism, showing how many cultural areas it touches upon. Subjects include Evelyn Underhill's literary interest in the Arts and Crafts Movement; the Anchoresses of the filmmaker Chris Newby and novelist Robyn Cadwallader; cinematic battle orations; contemporary representations of Viking helmet horns; modern board-game culture; and Vincent Van Gogh's Studio of the South. The volume also includes a transcription and contextualization of the celebrated scholar Helen Waddell's notes on medieval texts.

KARL FUGELSO is Professor of Art History at Towson University.

Contributors: Carla Arnell, Aida Audeh, Peter Burkholder, Christopher Caldiero, Michael Evans, Jennifer FitzGerald, Jonathan Godsall, Angus J. Kennedy, Nadia Margolis, Lauryn Mayer, Timothy S. Miller, Tison Pugh, Richard Utz, Kim Wilkins, Karen A. Winstead, Helen Young,

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Table of Contents

Freedom to Discriminate - Helen Young
"You wouldn't want to be historically inaccurate": Online Responses to Race in Medievalist Television - Michael Evans
Medievalism, Antisemitism, and Twenty-First-Century Media: An Update - Richard Utz
Mythogyny: Popular Medievalism and Toxic Masculinity - Lauryn S. Mayer
The Cool and the Queer in Bugs Bunny's Middle Ages - Tison Pugh
Work for the Soul: Medievalism, the Arts and Crafts Movement, and the Development of a Practical Spirituality in Evelyn Underhill's Novel The Gray World - Carla A. Arnell
Exhuming the Living Dead: The Anchoresses of Chris Newby and Robyn Cadwallader - Karen A Winstead
The King's Speech: Battle Orations in Medieval Film - Peter Burkholder and Jonathan Godsall and Christopher Caldiero
Horns: Vikings, Adaptation, Evolution - Kim Wilkins
Bidding with Beowulf, Dicing with Chaucer, and Playing Poker with King Arthur: Neomedievalism in Modern Board Gaming Culture - Timothy Miller
Vincent van Gogh, the Tre Corone, and the Studio of the South - Aida Audeh
A Transcription of Helen Waddell's Notes on the Roman de la Rose and Christine de Pizan: Manuscript Queen's University Belfast 18/1/c - Angus J Kennedy and Nadia Margolis and Jennifer FitzGerald

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