Monday, March 31, 2014

Medievalism NOW

A special issue of The Year's Work in Medievalism is forthcoming in May. Entitled Medievalism NOW, and edited by Karl Fugelso, E. L. Risden, and Richard Utz, it will be available online and with full open access in May.  Contributors to this volume discuss areas in Medievalism studies that have received limited or no consideration in the past and make the case for future inclusion. To whet your appetite for reading the special issue, here is the TOC:

Karl Fugelso,  E. L. Risden, and Richard Utz

Ecomedievalism: Medievalism's Potential Futures in Ecocriticism and Ecomaterialism
Valerie B. Johnson, Georgia Institute of Technology

Lowering the Drawbridge
Amy S. Kaufman, Middle Tennessee State University

A Long Parenthesis Begins
Elena Levy-Navarro, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

There is No Word for Work in the Dragon Tongue
Kevin Moberly, Old Dominion University & Brent Moberly, Indiana University at Bloomington

Miyazaki's Medieval World:  Japanese Medievalism and the Rise of Anime
E. L. Risden, St. Norbert College

Embracing Our Marginalism:  Mitigating the Tyranny of a Central Paradigm
Karl Fugelso, Towson University

The Quest for a Deaf Lesbian Dwarf (or Anyone Else that Might Have Been Excluded) in Medievalist Video Games: A Response to Karl Fugelso’s ‘Manifesto’
Carol L. Robinson, Kent State University—Trumbull

Incipient Bureaucrat, Passionate Lover, and Amateur Medievalism of Early Modernity: The Example of Sir Henry Yelverton in the 1621 Parliament
Jesse Swan, University of Northern Iowa

Place and Time: Medievalism and Making Race
Helen Young, University of Sydney

Can We Talk About Religion, Please? Medievalism’s Eschewal of Religion, and Why it Matters
Richard Utz, Georgia Institute of Technology

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Medievalism: Key Critical Terms

Here is information about a new and exciting venue in Medievalism Studies forthcoming with Boydell & Brewer later this year:

The discipline of medievalism has produced a great deal of scholarship acknowledging the "makers" of the Middle Ages: those who re-discovered the period from 500 to 1500 by engaging with its cultural works, seeking inspiration from them, or fantasizing about them. Yet such approaches - organized by time period, geography, or theme - often lack an overarching critical framework. This volume aims to provide such a framework, by calling into question the problematic yet commonly accepted vocabulary used in Medievalism Studies. The contributions, by leading scholars in the field, define and exemplify essential terms used when speaking of the later reception of medieval culture, in a lively and accessible style.

The terms: Archive, Authenticity, Authority, Christianity, Co-disciplinarity, Continuity, Feast, Gesture, Gothic, Heresy, Humor, Lingua, Love, Memory, Middle, Modernity, Monument, Myth, Play, Presentism, Primitive, Purity, Reenactment, Resonance, Simulacrum, Spectacle, Transfer, Trauma, Troubadour

Elizabeth Emery is Professor of French and Graduate Coordinator at Montclair State University (Montclair, NJ, USA); Richard Utz is Chair and Professor of Medievalism Studies in the School of Literature, Media, and Communication at Georgia Tech (Atlanta, GA, USA).

Contributors: Matthew Fisher, Pam Clements, Gwendolyn Morgan, William Calin, Jonathan Hsy, Karl Fugelso, Martha Carlin, Zrinka Stahuljak, Carol Robinson, Kevin Murphy and Lisa Reilly, Nadia Margolis, Clare A. Simmons, M. Jane Toswell, Juanita Feros Ruys, Vincent Ferré, David Matthews, Tom Shippey, Edward Risden, Martin Arnold, Brent Moberly and Kevin Moberly, Louise D'Arcens, Laura Morowitz, Amy Kaufman, Michael Cramer, Nils Holger Petersen, Lauren S. Mayer, Angela Weisl, Nadia Altschul, Kathleen Biddick, Elizabeth Fay