Tuesday, September 17, 2019

New from D S Brewer -- Studies in Medievalism 28

My thanks to Boydell & Brewer for providing a copy of this to add to our bibliographic efforts. It looks like another great volume of the long-running series. 

Studies in Medievalism XXVIII
Medievalism and Discrimination

Edited by Karl Fugelso



April 2019
6 colour, 4 black and white illustrations
268 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Studies in Medievalism
ISBN: 9781843845171
Format: Hardback

The difficult and nuanced issue of discrimination - race, gender, ethicity, religion - is the focus of this volume.

Discrimination has long played a part in medievalism studies, but it has rarely been weaponized as thoroughly and publicly as in recent exchanges. The essays in the first part of this volume respond to that development by examining some of the many forms discrimination has taken in medievalism (studies) relative to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and ethnicity. These papers thus inform many of the subsequent chapters, which address a wide variety of aspects of medievalism, showing how many cultural areas it touches upon. Subjects include Evelyn Underhill's literary interest in the Arts and Crafts Movement; the Anchoresses of the filmmaker Chris Newby and novelist Robyn Cadwallader; cinematic battle orations; contemporary representations of Viking helmet horns; modern board-game culture; and Vincent Van Gogh's Studio of the South. The volume also includes a transcription and contextualization of the celebrated scholar Helen Waddell's notes on medieval texts.

KARL FUGELSO is Professor of Art History at Towson University.

Contributors: Carla Arnell, Aida Audeh, Peter Burkholder, Christopher Caldiero, Michael Evans, Jennifer FitzGerald, Jonathan Godsall, Angus J. Kennedy, Nadia Margolis, Lauryn Mayer, Timothy S. Miller, Tison Pugh, Richard Utz, Kim Wilkins, Karen A. Winstead, Helen Young

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Keywords: Studies in Medievalism, English & American Literature, Medieval Literature

CONTENTS (updated to match print version)


Freedom to Discriminate - Helen Young

"You wouldn't want to be historically inaccurate": Online Responses to Race in Medievalist Television - Michael Evans

Mythogyny: Popular Medievalism and Toxic Masculinity - Lauryn S. Mayer

The Cool and the Queer in Bugs Bunny's Middle Ages - Tison Pugh

Medievalism, Antisemitism, and Twenty-First-Century Media: An Update - Richard Utz

Work for the Soul: Medievalism, the Arts and Crafts Movement, and the Development of a Practical Spirituality in Evelyn Underhill's Novel The Gray World - Carla A. Arnell

Exhuming the Living Dead: The Anchoresses of Chris Newby and Robyn Cadwallader - Karen A Winstead

The King's Speech: Battle Orations in Medieval Film - Peter Burkholder and Jonathan Godsall and Christopher Caldiero

Horns: Vikings, Adaptation, Evolution - Kim Wilkins

Bidding with Beowulf, Dicing with Chaucer, and Playing Poker with King Arthur: Neomedievalism in Modern Board Gaming Culture - Timothy S. Miller

Vincent van Gogh, the Tre Corone, and the Studio of the South - Aida Audeh

A Transcription of Helen Waddell's Notes on the Roman de la Rose and Christine de Pizan: Manuscript Queen's University Belfast 18/1/c - Angus J Kennedy and Nadia Margolis and Jennifer FitzGerald