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The New Middle Ages

Race, Class, and Gender in "Medieval" Cinema

Editors: Ramey, L., Pugh, T. (Eds.)

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The medieval film genre is not, in general, concerned with constructing a historically accurate past, but much analysis nonetheless centers on highlighting anachronisms. This book aims to help scholars and aficionados of medieval film think about how the re-creation of an often mythical past performs important cultural work for modern directors and viewers. The essays in this collection demonstrate that directors intentionally insert modern preoccupations into a setting that would normally be considered incompatible with these concepts. The Middle Ages provide an imaginary space far enough removed from the present day to explore modern preoccupations with human identity.

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Tison Pugh is Professor of English at the University of Central Florida.

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An informative, stimulating collection of academic, yet reader-friendly, meditations on the cinematic representation of that most modern of historical and intellectual constructs, the Middle Ages. In welcome contrast to much work on medievalism, the larger cultural phenomenon to which these films are intriguingly related, the editors and contributors demonstrate a sophisticated awareness of the important work done during the last decade on the many intersections between film and history. It is also welcome that all involved, though at least primarily trained in other fields, prove themselves expert enough in all relevant matters cinematic to make this volume of interest to their colleagues in film studies.With its sustaining concentration on gender and otherness more generally, Race, Class, and Gender in "Medieval" Cinema also makesan important contribution to ongoing, importantdebates within the related areas of cultural and political identity studies.' - R. Barton Palmer, Calhoun Lemon Professor of Literature and Director of the Film and International Culture program at Clemson University; Author of Medieval Epic and Romance and Traditions in World Cinema 'This stimulating collection sheds important light on the ways in which medieval films construct the past to interrogate the present, particularly as they wrestle with questions of race, class and gender. Its thoughtful and thought-provoking essays cover a wide range of national cinemas (Hollywood, Egypt, France, and Japan), historical periods (from Occupied France to 2004's King Arthur ) and genres (fantasy, horror, martial arts), allowing the collection to address its central concerns from a variety of perspectives and presenting a truly rich "other Middle Ages" for film scholars and medievalists.' - Susan Aronstein, University of Wyoming


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Race, Class, and Gender in "Medieval" Cinema
Editors
  • L. Ramey
  • T. Pugh
Series Title
The New Middle Ages
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-60356-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230603561
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-7427-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-53486-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 228
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