Rethinking the New Medievalism

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Author: R. Howard Bloch

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421412411

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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In the early 1990s, Stephen Nichols introduced the term "new medievalism" to describe an alternative to the traditional philological approach to the study of the romantic texts in the medieval period. While the old approach focused on formal aspects of language, this new approach was historicist and moved beyond a narrow focus on language to examine the broader social and cultural contexts in which literary works were composed and disseminated. Within the field, this transformation of medieval studies was as important as the genetic revolution to the study of biology and has had an enormous influence on the study of medieval literature. Rethinking the New Medievalism offers both a historical account of the movement and its achievements while indicating—in Nichols’s innovative spirit—still newer directions for medieval studies. The essays deal with questions of authorship, theology, and material philology and are written by members of a wide philological and critical circle that Nichols nourished for forty years. Daniel Heller-Roazen’s essay, for example, demonstrates the conjunction of the old philology and the new. In a close examination of the history of the words used for maritime raiders from Ancient Greece to the present (pirate, plunderer, bandit), Roazen draws a fine line between lawlessness and lawfulness, between judicial action and war, between war and public policy. Other contributors include Jack Abecassis, Marina Brownlee, Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet, Andreas Kablitz, and Ursula Peters.

The New Medievalism

"This is a substantial and readable volume, and it is supplied with a rich array of documentation in the notes and bibliography.

Author: Marina Scordilis Brownlee

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 330

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"This is a substantial and readable volume, and it is supplied with a rich array of documentation in the notes and bibliography. It deals with a question of critical importance for current research on medieval 'literature': namely, the relationship between this literature and us... This is an important collection, and one may congratulate the editors of their ambitious undertaking."--Paul Zumthor, Speculum.

Rethinking the New Medievalism

Suffice it to say that The New Philology issue of Speculum was a landmark event, setting as it did a virtual new agenda for medieval studies in the United States. The factors leading up to this remarkable series of essays as well as the ...

Author: R. Howard Bloch

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 142141242X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Other contributors include Jack Abecassis, Marina Brownlee, Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet, Andreas Kablitz, and Ursula Peters.


New Medieval Literatures

the broad landscape of intellectual preoccupation , even when not explicitly debating the New Philology , such as the very substantial volume of essays , The Past and Future of Medieval Studies edited by John Van Engen ( 1994 ) .

Author: Wendy Scase

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198186809

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 334

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New Medieval Literatures is an annual containing the best new interdisciplinary work in medieval textual studies. Volume VI deals in depth with one of the most important of medieval vernacular writers, Geoffrey Chaucer, his closest successor, Thomas Hoccleve, and his most important precursor in England, Marie de France. It proposes new models for thinking of medieval writing in terms of politics and geography. NML is famous for its analytical surveys, in which major, often younger, scholars review recent work across their entire fields. In keeping with the theme of the volume, Performing Dissent, NML 6 has three surveys: on heresy in Europe (by Mark Pegg) and Britain (by Fiona Somerset), and on medieval liturgy and performance (by Bruce Holsinger).

Neo Medievalism and Civil Wars

Since 1989 the concept of 'civil war' has taken on new salience in international relations.

Author: Neil Winn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135753776

Category: History

Page: 164

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Since 1989 the concept of 'civil war' has taken on new salience in international relations. Significant inquiries into inter-ethnic violence emphasising studies of political community, identity, sovereignty, and political organisation have dominated the study of civil war in the past decade. Processes of social denationalisation of national identity have become more prevalent in everyday politics. In this book leading European scholars analyse the proposition that the world has returned to a system of neo-medievalism over a decade after the end of the Cold War. The chapters explore the idea that a system of overlapping authorities and crisis-crossing loyalties have arguably eliminated the absolute authority claimed and exercised by sovereign states. This book was previously published as a special issue of the journal Civil Wars.

Ignorance Manipulation and Enslavement

This transdisciplinary book deals with the most critical problems now challenging our and our world's survival: human overpopulation, vast environmental destruction, persistent ignorance in spite of purported advances in education, ...

Author: Kenyon B. Greene

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1425731902

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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This transdisciplinary book deals with the most critical problems now challenging our and our world's survival: human overpopulation, vast environmental destruction, persistent ignorance in spite of purported advances in education, dominance of neoconservative thinking incommensurate with the world/s problems, increased religiosity that harks back to the Middle Ages, anti-science thinking, persistent warfare, exhausted and outmoded philosophies of people and Nature, Capitalism gone berserk, and devolution of democracy, These seemingly diverse areas arc integrated by the theory of complex systems, Avoiding Pollyannaish optimist, this hook is must reading for all people who want to make up their own minds about where we go from here.

The New Medievalism

STEPHEN G. NICHOLS This volume has two basic goals : first , to suggest that as a term " new medievalism " denotes a revisionist movement in Romance medieval studies that is resolutely eclectic yet relatively consistent in its concerns ...

Author: Marina Scordilis Brownlee

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 330

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"This is a substantial and readable volume, and it is supplied with a rich array of documentation in the notes and bibliography. It deals with a question of critical importance for current research on medieval 'literature': namely, the relationship between this literature and us... This is an important collection, and one may congratulate the editors of their ambitious undertaking."--Paul Zumthor, Speculum.

Neo medievalism and Civil Wars

A New Medievalism ? - - The Case of Sri Lanka MAGNUS NORELL In his article ' The Meaning of New Medievalism ' , Jörg Friedrichs defines that concept as ' a system of overlapping authority and multiple loyalties , held together by a ...

Author: Neil Winn

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780714656687

Category: Political Science

Page: 152

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In this book, leading European scholars analyse the proposition that the world has returned to a system of neo-medievalism over a decade after the end of the Cold War.

International Medievalism and Popular Culture

This book offers new perspectives on international relations and how global concerns are made available through contemporary medievalist texts.

Author: Louise D'Arcens

Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN: 1604978643

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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Today medievalism is increasingly intelligible as a cultural lingua franca, produced in trans- and international contexts with a view to reaching popular international audiences, some of mass scope. This book offers new perspectives on international relations and how global concerns are made available through contemporary medievalist texts. It questions how research in medievalism may help us rethink the terms of internationalism and globalism within popular cultures, ideologies, and political formations. It investigates how the diverse media of medievalism (print; film and television; arts and crafts; fashion; digital media; clubs and fandom) affect its cultural meaning and circulation, and its social function, and engage questions of desire, gender and identity construction. As a whole, International Medievalism and Popular Culture differs from those studies which have concentrated on imaginative appropriations of the middle ages for domestic cultural contexts. It investigates rather how contemporary cultures engage with medievalism to map and model ideas of the international, the trans-national, the cosmopolitan and the global. This book includes examples from Europe, Britain, North America, Australia and the Arab world. It discusses the formation and the impact of popular medievalism in the globalised worlds of Braveheart, Disney and Harry Potter, but it also explores how the contemporary medieval imaginary generates international cultural perspectives, for example in considering Middle Eastern reception of Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven, the Byzantinism of Julia Kristeva, and Hedley Bull's postnationalist 'new medievalism'. International Medievalism in Popular Culture is an important contribution to medieval studies, cultural studies, and historical studies. It will be of value to undergraduate, postgraduate and academic readers, as well as to all interested in popular culture or medievalism.

Medieval Music Making and the Roman de Fauvel

This work has come to be identified as New Medievalism or New Philology , deriving from the titles of two key publications on the subject.24 The tone and aims are perhaps best captured in Stephen Nichols's introduction to the famous ...

Author: Emma Dillon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521813716

Category: Music

Page: 304

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Supranational Union and New Medievalism

In this detailed study, Lance Kennedy delves into the prospect of New Medievalism and its potential for adjusting power relationships between regions, nations and the EU, and whether this might allow for the rebirth of pre-Westphalian ...

Author: Lance Kennedy

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ISBN: 9781709127731

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Page: 106

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In this detailed study, Lance Kennedy delves into the prospect of New Medievalism and its potential for adjusting power relationships between regions, nations and the EU, and whether this might allow for the rebirth of pre-Westphalian systems of European organization. As a case study, Kennedy explores the history of Scottish politics, Scotland's complex relationship with the United Kingdom and the EU, and the rise of the Scottish National Party in order to determine the extent to which the New Medieval paradigm might express the future of supranational politics in Europe.

Space Gender and Memory in Middle English Romance

This book offers a much-needed consideration of Melusine within medieval and contemporary theories of space, memory, and gender.

Author: Jan Shaw

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137450460

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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This book offers a much-needed consideration of Melusine within medieval and contemporary theories of space, memory, and gender. The Middle English Melusine offers a particularly rich source for such a study, as it presents the story of a powerful fairy/human woman who desires a full human life—and death—within a literary tradition that is more friendly to women’s agency than its continental counterparts. After establishing a “textual habitus of wonder,” Jan Shaw explores the tale in relation to a range of Middle English traditions including love and marriage, the spatial practices of women, the operation of individual and collective memory, and the legacies of patrimony. Melusine emerges as a complex figure, representing a multifaceted feminine subject that furthers our understanding of Middle English women’s sense of self in the world.

Medievalism Multilingualism and Chaucer

In new readings of medieval language attitudes and identities, this book concludes that multilingualism informed masculinist discourses, which were aligned against the vernacular sentiment traditionally attributed to Langland and Chaucer.

Author: M. Davidson

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781349371396

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 211

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In new readings of medieval language attitudes and identities, this book concludes that multilingualism informed masculinist discourses, which were aligned against the vernacular sentiment traditionally attributed to Langland and Chaucer.

Medievalism and the Academy II

While Ragland explains the sensitivity of cultural studies to the medieval , Glejzer finds in the New Medievalism the development of a form of medieval studies that is sensitive to cultural criticism . The New Medievalism , he asserts ...

Author: Leslie J. Workman

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9780859915670

Category: History

Page: 246

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The second part of Medievalism and the Academy identifies the four specific questions that have come to focus recent scholarship in medievalism: What is difference? what is theory? woman? God?

Medievalism and Orientalism

By examining sources in cultural history, literature, and architecture, this book reveals mutual influences evident in the development of the current conception of the Middle Ages.

Author: J. Ganim

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137090391

Category: History

Page: 156

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This unique study traces fundamental parallels between medieval European and Middle Eastern cultures. By examining sources in cultural history, literature, and architecture, this book reveals mutual influences evident in the development of the current conception of the Middle Ages.

The Future of the Middle Ages

"--Margaret Switten, Mount Holyoke College In these spirited essays, contributors across a broad spectrum reassess the study of the Middle Ages in the context of today's rapidly changing world.

Author: William Doremus Paden

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780813012797

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 233

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"A unique witness to a debate central to medieval studies caught in all the fire of its initial explosion but tempered by the invitation to seek what the future may hold. . . . The issues are . . . embedded in a context that orients them in new directions."--Margaret Switten, Mount Holyoke College In these spirited essays, contributors across a broad spectrum reassess the study of the Middle Ages in the context of today's rapidly changing world. They address concerns ranging from the impact of the end of the cold war on medieval studies to the relationship between philology and twentieth-century poetry, to new views of the long-term history of sexuality. At the crux of the discussion lies the problem of how editors should treat the medieval text, the subject of renewed debate between scholars who believe that the editor and the printed book must enter into the reader's perception of the text and those who advocate a more direct analysis of the medieval manuscript source. The primary focus is on the study of the Middle Ages in France, but areas of concern extend to Spain, Italy, and Germany. Because the book includes disagreement and competing views of the state of medieval studies today, it allows the reader to gauge the breadth and depth of the debate and to anticipate directions of future study. Contents Introduction PHILOLOGY IN HISTORY Scholars at a Perilous Ford, by William D. Paden A Philological Invention of Modernism: Menéndez Pidal, García Lorca, and the Harlem Renaissance, by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht TRADITION AND INNOVATION Is There a New Textual Philology in Old French? Perennial Problems, Provisional Solutions, by Peter F. Dembowski The Future of Old French Studies in America: The "Old" Philology and the Crisis of the "New," by Rupert T. Pickens Philology and Its Discontents, by Stephen G. Nichols NEW DIRECTIONS Beyond the Borders of Nation and Discipline, by Joan M. Ferrante Old French Literature and the New Medievalism, by R. Howard Bloch William D. Paden is professor of French and chair, Department of French and Italian, Northwestern University. He is coeditor of The Poems of the Troubadour Bertran de Born and editor of The Voice of the Trobairitz: Perspectives on the Women Troubadours and of the two-volume edition of The Medieval Pastourelle, which was named a Choice Outstanding Academic Book 1988-89.

New Medieval Literatures 9 2007

WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THE MIDDLE AGES ? Thomas A. Prendergast and Stephanie Trigg T The distinction between the twinned disciplines of medievalism studies and more traditional medieval studies is perfectly evident to all those who work ...

Author: David Lawton

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: 9782503523316

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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The Postcolonial Middle Ages

This collection of essays is the first to apply post-colonial theory to the Middle Ages, and to critique that theory through the excavation of a distant past.

Author: J. Cohen

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312239817

Category: History

Page: 286

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An increased awareness of the importance of minority and subjugated voices to the histories and narratives which have previously excluded them has led to a wide-spread interest in the effects of colonization and displacement. This collection of essays is the first to apply post-colonial theory to the Middle Ages, and to critique that theory through the excavation of a distant past. The essays examine the establishment of colony, empire, and nationalism in order to expose the mechanisms of oppression through which 'aboriginal' 'native' or simply pre-existent cultures are displaced, eradicated, or transformed.

Corporate Medievalism II

Our Future is Our Past: Corporate Medievalism in Dystopian Fiction Amy S. Kaufman When next you eat a golden Peach And lightly throw away the pit, Consider how it shines with Life — God dwelling in the midst of it.

Author: Karl Fugelso

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 1843843552

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 202

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