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Do North Americans Understand the Middle Ages Better than Europeans?

The Ages of Faith : Popular Religion in Late Medieval England and Western Europe

I.B.Tauris, 2009

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...This chapter was first published in America, 2 October 1993, pp. 5–6. The copyright belongs to America magazine.The short answer to the question posed in this title is, ‘Yes, in many ways.’First, a few words of introduction. For students...

“Rethinking the Canon: Prophets, Canons, and Promising Monsters”

Classic Readings on Monster Theory : Demonstrare, Volume 1

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Michael Camille (1958–2002), Mary L. Block Professor in Art History at the University of Chicago, took a decidedly iconoclastic approach to his work, focusing on subversive topics generally ignored in art history to this point, including...

Medieval Times: Tournaments and Jousting in Twenty-First-Century North America

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...From the water jousts of southern France to Dutch ringrijden (tilting at rings) and tournament re-enactments held in medieval villages, various forms of jousting and tournament pageantry continue to feature prominently in heritage...

You Can’t Do This to Disney! Popular Medievalisms in the Classroom

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...A long time ago, when I had just embarked on my study of the Middle Ages, I asked a fellow graduate student what had first awoken his passion for the medieval. Sheepishly, he answered that it was Dungeons and Dragons (1974–). Tit for tat, I...

John Gardner, Grendel

Primary Sources on Monsters : Demonstrare Volume 2

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...John Gardner (1933–1982) was a prolific writer—especially in the arena of fiction and literary criticism. He is, perhaps, best known for his 1971 novel Grendel, of which a large portion is excerpted here. In the novel, Gardner retells...

“From Wonder to Error: A Genealogy of Freak Discourse in Modernity,” from Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body

Classic Readings on Monster Theory : Demonstrare, Volume 1

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Rosemarie Garland Thomson (1946– ) is Professor of English and Co–Director of the Emory Disability Studies Initiative at Emory University. She specializes in American literature and culture, which she approaches from the perspective...
...J. Halberstam (1961– ) is Professor of American Studies and Ethnicity, Gender Studies, and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. He is a leading queer theorist whose books and articles have focused...

The Middle Ages They Watched

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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...I wouldn't have seen it if I hadn't believed it.David L Hamilton, Cognitive Processes in Stereotyping and Intergroup Behavior (Hillsdale, NJ: L. Erlbaum Associates, 1981), p. 137.Having established, in Chapter 2, the initial outlines...

Anxious Returns: The New Feudalism and New Medievalism

Daniel Wollenberg

Daniel Wollenberg is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Tampa, specializing in medieval literature and culture. He has recently published articles on political medievalism on the far right in the journal postmedieval. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Medieval Imagery in Today’s Politics

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Enjoy your Servitude! We are over a decade and a half into the twenty-first century, and feudalism has returned. In the stupor and shock of the hangover weeks after the Brexit vote in June 2016, segments of the digital vox populi howled...

Intervention Two: Race and Medievalism at Atlanta’s Rhodes Hall

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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...On a Saturday afternoon in September 1906, newsboys in Atlanta’s Five Point neighbourhood tried to attract customers with the following headlines:My summary of events, including historical quotations, is based on Gary A Pomerantz, Where...