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Epilogue

Winter is Coming : The Medieval World of Game of Thrones

I.B.Tauris, 2016

Book chapter

...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

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...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...

Introduction

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

I.B.Tauris, 2018

Book chapter

...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...

Medieval Memes

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...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. (...

Bridging the Gap: Managing a Digital Medieval Initiative Across Disciplines and Institutions

Meeting the Medieval in a Digital World

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

Book chapter

...The Increasing Ubiquity of digitally enhanced medieval research initiatives serves as testament to the “brave new world” of humanities research in which technological platforms and methodologies are closely integrated with traditional...

Contemporary Neo-Medieval Digital Gaming: An Overview of Genre

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...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...

Manifesto:Six (Not So) Little Medievalisms

Medievalism : A Manifesto

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...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...

Survey of Twenty-First Century ‘Medieval’ Film

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...Tales of Fantasy and Romance A neo-medieval setting, for a twenty-first-century audience, usually summons up the idea of fantasy. The far past is a kind of ‘third space’ in which we can ask...

Medievalism and Heroism in Arthurian Literature for Young People

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...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...

Discussion, Conclusions, and Looking Forward

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

I.B.Tauris, 2018

Book chapter

...People rarely behave in exactly the ways anticipated by even the most sophisticated theories. But one of the greatest benefits of qualitative research is in revealing the surprising, nuanced, and often unpredictable ways that people...