The New Middle Ages

Medieval Afterlives in Popular Culture

Editors: Ashton, G., Kline, D. (Eds.)

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This book is concerned with our ideological, technical and emotional investments in reclaiming medieval for contemporary popular culture. The authors illuminate both medieval and contemporary popular culture in surprising and productive ways while interrogating the many ways in which metamedievalism reinterprets and reconceptualises the medieval.

About the authors

Candace Barrington Andrew Lynch Steve Ellis Louise D'Arcens Daniel T. Kline Robert Sturges Steve Guthrie Brantley L. Bryant Angela Jane Weisl Richard Utz Leslie Coote Philippa Semper Gail Ashton Kathleen Coyne Kelly

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'Spanning many centuries and multiple media, this collection will inform and delight specialists, generalists, and anyone else interested in how we shape the Middle Ages and they shape us. Through highly engaging case-studies, the authors thoroughly and thoughtfully explore the vast and sometimes surprising legacy of our medieval past. They challenge the most fundamental assumptions of (neo)medievalism and open new avenues of research into one of the most dynamic and wide-ranging fields in the humanities.' - Karl Fugelso, professor of Art History at Towson University and editor of Studies in Medievalism

'An insightful collection that confronts issues too often left implicit in studies of medievalism head-on. Together the essays pose an important challenge: to examine the persistence, contingency and plurality of medievalism, and the implications that has for periodization and the ongoing influence of the medieval on the modern.' - David W. Marshall, California State University San Bernardino and editor of Mass Market Medieval: Essays on the Middle Ages in Popular Culture

'The essays in Medieval Afterlives in Popular Culture are energetic and spirited. They explore the diversity of medievalisms in popular culture, asking powerful questions about modern critical, creative, and political investments in such forms of medieval re-creation. Through a series of detailed readings, the authors offer loving, critical attention to texts that are often dismissed or unregarded. The best of these essays go even further: to consider the role of medievalism in shaping our ideas of modernity, and the relationship between high and popular culture. This collection is packed full of fresh insights and readings, and will become essential reading for students and researchers working in this field.' - Stephanie Trigg, University of Melbourne


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Now and Then

    Ashton, Gail (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • The YouTube Prioress: Anti-Semitism and Twenty-First Century Participatory Culture

    Barrington, Candace

    Pages 13-28

  • Animated Conversations in Nottingham: Disney’s Robin Hood (1973)

    Lynch, Andrew

    Pages 29-42

  • Virginia Woolf’s Middle Ages

    Ellis, Steve

    Pages 43-55

  • Dario Fo’s Mistero Buffo and the Left-Modernist Reclamation of Medieval Popular Culture

    D’Arcens, Louise

    Pages 57-70

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medieval Afterlives in Popular Culture
Editors
  • G. Ashton
  • D. Kline
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-10517-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137105172
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-33734-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34085-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 245
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