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Coming of Age in the Middle Ages: The Quest for Identity in Medieval Novels for Young Adults

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...In Elizabeth Janet Gray’s foundational example of the genre, Adam of the Road (1942), Adam Quartermayne, son of a minstrel, discovers that ‘a road’s a kind of holy thing.... It’s open to the sun and wind and rain. It brings all kinds...

Silence in the Library? – Medievalist Poetry Shout-Out

Gail Ashton

Gail Ashton is an academic, writer and poet with research and publishing interests in medieval literature, popular culture, and poetry. Recent books include Medieval Afterlives in Popular Culture (2012), co-edited with Daniel T. Kline, 2012; Geoffrey Chaucer: a life (2011); Medieval Romance in Context (2010); and Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The Library Simon Armitage isn’t even dressed for a London climate. In his Yorkshire-weather parka and boots, he is about to enter the reading room of the British Library to look over the precious original...

New Age and Neopagan Medievalisms

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This chapter discusses manifestations of the medieval in two very different but related religious movements, Neopaganism and the New Age. For a more analytical overview of the topic, see...

Flesh Corruptible: Dante’s Inferno

Sheila J. Nayar

Sheila J. Nayar is Associate Professor of English and Communication Studies at Greensboro College, North Carolina, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dante’s Sacred Poem : Flesh and the Centrality of the Eucharist to the Divine Comedy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Tre, triune, Trinity: A numerological preamble The Comedy, quips Steven Botterill, “is a Heraclitean river, into which no reader can ever step twice and find it unaltered” (2). It is nevertheless a river with antecedents...

Harry Potter and Medievalism

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Harry Potter Culture and Medievalism In the twenty-first century, J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series exists as part of a fully fledged multimedia and material culture, one that participates...

Setting the Scene

Sheryl McDonald Werronen

Sheryl McDonald Werronen is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellow at the Arnamagnæan Institute in Copenhagen, where she is carrying out research on seventeeth-century Icelandic manuscripts, scribes, and patronage. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Romance in Iceland : The Women, Worldviews, and Manuscript Witnesses of Nítíða saga

Arc Humanities Press, 2016

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...Geography and Space Whereas in the previous two chapters I considered Nítíða saga’s manuscripts, scribes, and intertextual relationships, I now consider the saga’s interest in geography and space, both of which contribute to the setting...

The West

Carolyne Larrington

Carolyne Larrington is Fellow and Tutor in Medieval English at St John's College, Oxford. She is the author and editor of several books, which include Women and Writing in Medieval Literature (1995), The Woman's Companion to Mythology (1997) and The Poetic Edda: Essays on Mythological Poetry (2001). An expert on Arthurian myth, she is a regular contributor to TV and radio, and recently appeared on Melvyn Bragg's In Our Time (Radio 4) to discuss the cultural history of the Holy Grail. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Winter is Coming : The Medieval World of Game of Thrones

I.B.Tauris, 2016

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...Ned to Catelyn: ‘I’m a Northman, I belong up here with you, not in that rat’s nest they call the capital.’ (1.1)It’s time now for us to take the kingsroad south from Winterfell, through the squelching bogs of the Neck, and to ride down...

Medievalism and Heroism in Arthurian Literature for Young People

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...A boy – too young to fight in a tournament himself – pulls a sword from a stone and becomes king. A boy – mocked as different by his peers – releases dragons and foretells the destiny of a kingdom. These are just two iconic images from...

Plantings

A Cultural History of Gardens in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...It has often been observed that medieval gardens were planted to serve practical needs. Janet Ferrier’s comments are representative: “Gardens in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries were prized more for their utilitarian value than...

The Immutable Feast of Dante’s Comedy: Introduction

Sheila J. Nayar

Sheila J. Nayar is Associate Professor of English and Communication Studies at Greensboro College, North Carolina, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dante’s Sacred Poem : Flesh and the Centrality of the Eucharist to the Divine Comedy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In his Dante: A Brief History, Peter Hawkins tells the story of a student who once imparted “his dismay over what he called the ‘surprising absence’ of Christ from the Divine Comedy” (107). Yes, the poem “offered a panoramic...