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Medieval Memes

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Maggie Williams would like to thank her husband, Joe Tarlo, for helping to shape the topic of this chapter.—Modern pop cultural references and Internet memes make great tapestries. (...

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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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...Unsullied, beware! Serious spoilers ahead!So we return from the farthest eastern shores of the Known World to familiar Westeros, but as ever it’s a Westeros in turmoil. As Tyrion argues:The Seven Kingdoms will never be more ripe...

Introduction: Living Medieval

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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...I come from Tolkien’s Middle Earth, lived a neo-medieval past, a child, a young girl, in a world I read about in books – Arthurian stories, half-dreamed, half-forgotten, snippets of folk tales, legends retold in the dark to my sister...

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Paul B. Sturtevant

Paul B. Sturtevant is an audience research specialist at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. He completed his PhD at the Institute for Medieval Studies at the University of Leeds. He is also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the very popular collaborative history web-magazine ‘The Public Medievalist’ (http://www.publicmedievalist.com/). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Middle Ages in Popular Imagination : Memory, Film and Medievalism

I.B.Tauris, 2018

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...It is the medieval world. Marauders, pilgrims, and wandering gleemen go about in it. The knight stands at his garden pale, the lady sits at her bower window, and the little foot page carries messages over moss and moor. Marchmen are riding...

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...

Manifesto:Six (Not So) Little Medievalisms

Richard Utz

Richard Utz is chair and professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology and president of the International Society for the Study of Medievalism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Medievalism : A Manifesto

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

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...I had been concerned with the problem of Action, the oldest concern of political theory, and what had always troubled me about it was that the very term I adopted for my reflections on the matter, namely, vita activa, was coined by men who...

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...

What’s Love Got to Do with It? Our Middle Ages, Ourselves

Richard Utz

Richard Utz is chair and professor in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at the Georgia Institute of Technology and president of the International Society for the Study of Medievalism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Medievalism : A Manifesto

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

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...The photograph on the cover of this scholarly essai was taken in 1954. As you can see, the couple are dressed in premodern garb, handmade to resemble the clothes worn by nobles and well-to-do citizens in the Bavarian city of Amberg...

Contemporary Neo-Medieval Digital Gaming: An Overview of Genre

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Chances are that if a digital game takes place in a fictional high-fantasy world, it carries the trappings of the medieval period: knights and ladies, dragons or other beasties, castles and moors, armour, weapons and tunics. Academics fuss...

Scholasticism and common sense

Stephen Boulter

Stephen Boulter is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and Ethics, Oxford Brookes University, UK. He is author of The Rediscovery of Common Sense Philosophy (2007) and Metaphysics from a Biological Point of View (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Why Medieval Philosophy Matters

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...This chapter begins the case for medieval philosophy by highlighting the fact that scholastic metaphysics and epistemology are quite consciously developed with an eye to saving common sense beliefs. While Thomas Reid and G. E. Moore also...