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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...

The Middle Ages They Watched

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...

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...
...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

The Historical Present : Medievalism and Modernity

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...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...

Anxious Returns: The New Feudalism and New Medievalism

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

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...

Edgar Allan Poe, “William Wilson”

Primary Sources on Monsters : Demonstrare Volume 2

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849) was at the height of his career when he wrote “William Wilson” in 1839. The short story illustrates many key traits of the American Gothic: like “The Fall of the House of Usher,” this short story features...

Extremes: The Middle Ages on the Fringe

Medieval Imagery in Today’s Politics

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...If some political discourse makes a case for the dark medievalism of the foreign enemy, other strands of political discourse, especially but not exclusively on the far fringe of the right, glorify the medieval as the crucial foundation...