Parution : The Cambridge Companion to Medievalism

The Cambridge Companion to Medievalism, dirigé par Louise D’Arcens, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, février 2016

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Medievalism – the creative interpretation or recreation of the European Middle Ages – has had a major presence in the cultural memory of the modern West, and has grown in scale to become a global phenomenon. Countless examples across aesthetic, material and political domains reveal that the medieval period has long provided a fund of images and ideas that have been vital to defining ‘the modern’. Bringing together local, national and global examples and tracing medievalism’s unpredictable course from early modern poetry to contemporary digital culture, this authoritative Companion offers a panoramic view of the historical, aesthetic, ideological and conceptual dimensions of this phenomenon. It showcases a range of critical positions and approaches to discussing medievalism, from more ‘traditional’ historicist and close-reading practices through to theoretically engaged methods. It also acquaints readers with key terms and provides them with a sophisticated conceptual vocabulary for discussing the medieval afterlife in the modern.

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Table des matières :

Introduction: medievalism: scope and complexity / Louise D’Arcens

  1. Medievalism in British poetry /Chris Jones
  2. Medievalism and architecture /John M. Ganim
  3. Medievalism and cinema /Bettina Bildhauer
  4. Musical medievalism and the harmony of the spheres /Helen Dell
  5. Participatory medievalism, digital gaming, and role playing /Daniel T. Kline
  6. Early modern medievalism /Mike Rodman Jones
  7. Romantic medievalism /Clare A. Simmons
  8. Academic medievalism and nationalism /Richard Utz
  9. Medievalism and the ideology of war / Andrew Lynch
  10. Medievalism in Spanish America after independence / Nadia Altschul
  11. Neomedievalism and international relations / Bruce Holsinger
  12. Global medievalism and translation / Candace Barrington
  13. Medievalism and theories of temporality / Stephanie Trigg
  14. Queer medievalisms: a case study of Monty Python and the Holy Grail / Tison Pugh.