Defining Neomedievalism(s) II by Karl Fugelso PDF

By Karl Fugelso

Following on from prior matters, this quantity keeps to discover definitions of neomedievalism and its dating to standard medievalism. In 4 essays that open the amount, Harry Brown, KellyAnn Fitzpatrick, David W. Marshall, and Nils Holger Petersen underscore the elusive nature of differences among the 2 fields, fairly while assessing modern movie, track, and digital media. Seven articles then attempt the necessity for those differences, on subject material starting from Sir Walter Scott as a historian; M. E. Braddon's gendered medievalism; friendship versions in Mary Elizabeth Haweis's Chaucer for kids; Jorge Luis Borges's Northern pursuits; medieval practices in Ellis Peters's Cadfael novels; leading edge indicates on the Museum of Wolframs-Eschenbach; and Celtic styles in sleek tattoos. thought and perform are hence juxtaposed once more in a quantity that's sure to gasoline a vital debate in now not one yet of the quickest becoming components of academia. individuals: Harry Brown, KellyAnn Fitzpatrick, David W. Marshall, Nils Holger Petersen, Mark B. Spencer, Megan L. Morris, Karla Knutson, Vladimir Brljak, Alan T. Gaylord, Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand, Maggie M. Williams

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Every attempt to make sweeping generalizations or characterizations of large historical phenomena or periods is bound to be subjective and thus to contain strong elements of imagination. On the other hand, the general historiography of the notion of the Middle Ages shows this idea, however vague it has been and is, to have had a considerable impact during the last couple of hundred years, probably beyond any other historiographic notion, including its closest competitors, Antiquity and the Renaissance.

Coote, “A Short Essay about Neo-Medievalism,” 25. 8. html>, quoted in Robinson and Clements, “Living with Neomedievalism,” 58. 9. Coote, “A Short Essay about Neo-Medievalism,” 25. 10. Lauryn S. Mayer, “Dark Matters and Slippery Words: Grappling with Neomedievalism(s),” Studies in Medievalism 19 (2010): 68. 11. Carol L. , The Medieval in Motion: Neomedievalism in the Digital Age (Film, Television and Electronic Games), assoc. ed. Pamela Clements (Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, forthcoming). 12.

Rather than feel ashamed of this, I suggest that we take this as a sign that we should investigate not only what neomedievalism does, but what we could do with it. For example, in addition to examining the history of our inherited disciplinary practices, neomedievalism as a set of scholarly practices could benefit from more careful self-examination of the width and breadth of practices that constitute not only our field, but those of a wider intellectual community. Indeed, the productive practices that determine the majority of our own labor conditions have been for some time in various states of crisis.

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