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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

Book chapter

...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...

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

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...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...

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

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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...

Don’t Know Much about the Middle Ages? Towards Flat(ter) Futures of Engagement

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

Book chapter

...For the longest time I read these lines from Sam Cooke’s song “Wonderful World” as a simple set of hyperbolic statements to better celebrate the unique nature of the singer’s love (“But I do know that I love you …”). Over the years, based...

As it Really Was

Walter Kudrycz

Dr Walter Kudrycz is lecturer in philosophy at the Australian National University, Canberra. He combines a close knowledge of western philosophy with an academic background in medieval history. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Historical Present : Medievalism and Modernity

Continuum, 2011

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...By the late nineteenth century, distinct streams of progressive and aesthetic historical thinking had emerged in Europe. This separation was the result of the process of professionalization among academic historians, almost all of whom now...

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

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...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

Book chapter

...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...

Troubadour Lyric, Fin’amors, and Rape Culture

Teaching Rape in the Medieval Literature Classroom : Approaches to Difficult Texts

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...The term “rape culture” was coined relatively recently, but its salient features are perceptible throughout history. Definitions vary, but most critics describe it as a culture in which people consider rape a “fact of life,” a society...

Speech, Silence, and Teaching Chaucer’s Rapes

Teaching Rape in the Medieval Literature Classroom : Approaches to Difficult Texts

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...At every turn, rape is an interpretive act.He said/she said: the invariable shorthand for the challenges of deciphering occluded events of violence and violation, in which the question of which story we believe—that of the accused...