Welcome to The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture, a community of scholars and enthusiasts organized to promote and foster research and discussion of representations of the medieval in post-medieval popular culture and mass media. Encompassing material produced from the close of the Middle Ages to today, these medievalisms can be categorized as survivals, revivals, or re-creations of the medieval in post-medieval eras.
Palgrave Macmillan, May 2012
ISBN: 978-0-230-11267-4, ISBN10: 0-230-11267-6
6.000 x 9.250 inches, 278 pages, 1 figures,
No one working today in Middle English studies or in period-related film and/or documentary can proceed untouched by Terry Jones' thought-provoking views. Through films such as Monty Python and the Holy Grail, educational television series for BBC and the History Channel, and books such as Chaucer's Knight and Who Murdered Chaucer?, Jones has applied his unique combination of carefully researched scholarship, keen intelligence, fearless skepticism of establishment thinking, and broad good humor to challenge, enlighten, and reform. The Medieval Python: The Purposive and Provocative Work of Terry Jones collects original essays by prominent and diverse medievalists in literature and history to celebrate the work of a dedicated independent scholar whose criticism has redirected how we understand the world of Chaucer and life in the Middle Ages.
"The Medieval Python: Essays presented to Terry Jones on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday collects original essays by eighteen prominent medievalists in literature and history to celebrate the work of a dedicated independent scholar whose consistently independent literary and historical criticism has several times redirected how we understand the world of Chaucer and his contemporaries. His film and television productions have entertained and educated generations of viewers about life in the Middle Ages"
The Medieval Works of Terry Jones--S.Ikeda
Young Jones at Oxford 1961-62--V.A.Kolve
The Earl of Arundel, the War with France, and the Anger of King Richard II--C.Given-Wilson
Terry Jones's Richard II--N.Saul
Terry Jones: The Complete Mediaevalist--M.Palin
Medieval Monks and Friars: Differing Literary Perceptions--D.Pearsall
Gower's Manuscript of the Confessio Amantis--P.Nicholson
Gower in Winter: Last Poems--R.F.Yeager
The Naughty Bits: Dating Chaucer's House of Fame and Legend of Good Women--J.M.Bowers
Honi soit qui mal y pense: Adultery and Anxieties about Paternity in Late Medieval England--M.Bennett
Needy Knights and Wealthy Widows: The Encounters of John Cornewall and Lettice Kirriel, 1378-1382--W.M.Ormrod
Making Medievalism: Teaching the Middle Ages through Film--M.Driver
The Silly Pacifism of Geoffrey Chaucer and Terry Jones--W.A.Quinn
Legs and the Man: The History of a Medieval Motif--R.F.Green
Chaucer, Langland, and the Hundred Years War--D.Wallace
Jack and John: The Plowman's Tale--P.Martin
A Prayer Roll Fit for a Tudor Prince--J.J.Thompson
Macbeth and Malory in the 1625 Edition of Peter Heylyn's Microcosmus: A Nearly Unfortunate Tale-- T.Takamiya
About the Editors:
R.F. Yeager is a professor of English and Foreign Languages and chair of the department at the University of West Florida. He is President of the International John Gower Society and the editor of JGN: The John Gower Newsletter. He has written and edited more than seventeen books and collections of essays, including John Gower's Poetic: The Search for a New Arion; A Concordance to the French Poetry and Prose of John Gower; Who Murdered Chaucer? A Medieval Mystery, with Terry Jones, Terry Dolan, Alan Fletcher and Juliette Dor; John Gower: The Minor Latin Works; John Gower: The French Balades and Approaches to Teaching John Gower's Poetry, with Brian W. Gastle.
Toshiyuki Takamiya, MA, HonLittD (Sheffield), HonDLitt (Glasgow), FSA, is Professor Emeritus at Keio Univeristy. He co-edited Aspects of Malory, with Derek Brewer, and has published many books and articles on Malory, Hilton, and the history of the book. He is Director of the Early Book Society and the Editor-in-chief of Poetica.
The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages is pleased to announce that the Medieval Studies at the Movies website is now and forever Medieval Studies on Screen(and now available at http://medievalstudiesonscreen.blogspot.com/), a change designed to better reflect the realities of our access to medieval-themed texts on film, television, computers, and portable electronic devices.