Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World

Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World will both redirect scholarship in medievalism and inform approaches to temporality in postcolonial studies.

Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World

Author: Kathleen Davis

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9780801893209

Page: 456

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Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World will both redirect scholarship in medievalism and inform approaches to temporality in postcolonial studies.

Geographies of Philological Knowledge

Geographies of Philological Knowledge examines the relationship between medievalism and colonialism in the nineteenth-century Hispanic American context through the striking case of the Creole Andrés Bello (1781–1865), a Venezuelan ...

Geographies of Philological Knowledge

Author: Nadia R. Altschul

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226016196

Page: 240

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Geographies of Philological Knowledge examines the relationship between medievalism and colonialism in the nineteenth-century Hispanic American context through the striking case of the Creole Andrés Bello (1781–1865), a Venezuelan grammarian, editor, legal scholar, and politician, and his lifelong philological work on the medieval heroic narrative that would later become Spain’s national epic, the Poem of the Cid. Nadia R. Altschul combs Bello’s study of the poem and finds throughout it evidence of a “coloniality of knowledge.” Altschul reveals how, during the nineteenth century, the framework for philological scholarship established in and for core European nations—France, England, and especially Germany—was exported to Spain and Hispanic America as the proper way of doing medieval studies. She argues that the global designs of European philological scholarship are conspicuous in the domain of disciplinary historiography, especially when examining the local history of a Creole Hispanic American like Bello, who is neither fully European nor fully alien to European culture. Altschul likewise highlights Hispanic America’s intellectual internalization of coloniality and its understanding of itself as an extension of Europe. A timely example of interdisciplinary history, interconnected history, and transnational study, Geographies of Philological Knowledge breaks with previous nationalist and colonialist histories and thus forges a new path for the future of medieval studies.

Politics of Temporalization

In Politics of Temporalization, Altschul examines the case of South America to ask more broadly what is at stake—what is harmed, what is excused—when the present is temporalized, when elements of "the now" are characterized as belonging ...

Politics of Temporalization

Author: Nadia R. Altschul

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812297202

Page: 288

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A postcolonial study of the conceptualization of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Latin America as medieval and oriental If Spain and Portugal were perceived as backward in the nineteenth century—still tainted, in the minds of European writers and thinkers, by more than a whiff of the medieval and Moorish—Ibero-America lagged even further behind. Originally colonized in the late fifteenth century, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil were characterized by European travelers and South American elites alike as both feudal and oriental, as if they retained an oriental-Moorish character due to the centuries-long presence of Islam in the Iberian Peninsula. So, Nadia R. Altschul observes, the Scottish metropolitan writer Maria Graham (1785-1842) depicted the Chile in which she found herself stranded after the death of her sea captain husband as a premodern, precapitalist, and orientalized place that could only benefit from the free trade imperialism of the British. Domingo F. Sarmiento (1811-1888), the most influential Latin American writer and statesman of his day, conceived of his own Euro-American creole class as medieval in such works as Civilization and Barbarism: The Life of Juan Facundo Quiroga (1845) and Recollections of a Provincial Past (1850), and wrote of the inherited Moorish character of Spanish America in his 1883 Conflict and Harmony of the Races in America. Moving forward into the first half of the twentieth century, Altschul explores the oriental character that Gilberto Freyre assigned to Portuguese colonization in his The Masters and the Slaves (1933), in which he postulated the "Mozarabic" essence of Brazil. In Politics of Temporalization, Altschul examines the case of South America to ask more broadly what is at stake—what is harmed, what is excused—when the present is temporalized, when elements of "the now" are characterized as belonging to, and consequently imposed upon, a constructed and othered "past."

Medieval Literature and Postcolonial Studies

... Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World : The Idea of the Middle Ages ' Outside
Europe , Baltimore , MD : Johns Hopkins University Press . Davis , R . H . C . (
1976 ) , The Normans and Their Myth , London : Thames and Hudson . Dawson ...

Medieval Literature and Postcolonial Studies

Author: Lisa Lampert-Weissig

Publisher: Postcolonial Literary Studies

ISBN:

Page: 188

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Medieval Literature and Postcolonial Studies provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of postcolonial medieval studies and examines the historical connections between postcolonial studies and medieval studies.

Medievalisms

Simon Gikandi, “Africa and the Signs of Medievalism,” Medievalisms in the
Postcolonial World: The Idea of “the Middle Ages” Outside Europe, ed. Kathleen
Davis and Nadia Altschul (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009), 369
–82, ...

Medievalisms

Author: Tison Pugh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415617278

Page: 176

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"From Harry Potter and Robin Hood, through to video games and jousting-themed restaurants, medieval culture continues to surround us and has retained a strong influence on literature and culture throughout the ages. This fascinating and illuminating guide is written by one of the leading contemporary scholars of Medieval literature, and explores: - The influence of medieval cultural concepts on key authors such as Shakespeare, Dante, Chaucer, George Eliot and Mark Twain - The continued appeal of medieval cultural figures such as King Arthur and Robin Hood - The influence of the medieval on disciplines such as politics, music, film, and art. Medievalisms surveys the critical field and sets the boundaries for future study, providing an essential background for literary study from the Medieval period through to the twenty-first century"--

Postcolonial George Eliot

Kathleen Davis and Nadia Altschul's recent edited collection, Medievalisms in the
Postcolonial World (2009), adds an “s” to “medievalism,” expanding its temporal,
spatial, and theoretical domains beyond its Eurocentric disciplinary origins and ...

Postcolonial George Eliot

Author: Oliver Lovesey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137332123

Page: 310

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This book examines the range of the colonial imaginary in Eliot’s works, from the domestic and regional to ancient and speculative colonialisms. It challenges monolithic, hegemonic views of George Eliot — whose novelistic career paralleled the creation of British India — and also dismissals of the postcolonial as ahistorical. It uncovers often-overlooked colonized figures in the novels. It also investigates Victorian Islamophobia in light of Eliot’s impatience with ignorance, intolerance, and xenophobia as well as her interrogation of the make-believe of endings. Drawing on a range of sources from Eugène Bodichon’s Algerian anthropological texts, the Persian journals of John Martyn, and postmodern re-engagements, Postcolonial George Eliot has implications for an understanding of the globalization of English, the decolonization of disciplinarity and periodization, and the roots of present-day conflict in the wider Mediterranean world.

Medievalism on the Margins

Volumes such as the 2009 Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World, which
Kathleen Davis and I co-edited, as well as Michelle Warren's 2011 Creole
Medievalism, have been fully dedicated to the topic.1 Others have had at least a
section on ...

Medievalism on the Margins

Author: Karl Fugelso

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1843844060

Page: 264

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Essays on the post-modern reception and interpretation of the middle ages.

The Cambridge Companion to Medievalism

... in Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World: The Idea of 'the Middle Ages'
Outside Europe, ed. Davis and Altschul (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University
Press, 2009), p. 2. Nadia Altschul, 'Transfer', in Medievalism: Key Critical Terms,
ed.

The Cambridge Companion to Medievalism

Author: Louise D'Arcens

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316546209

Page:

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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.

Medievalism in a Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones

And what does an authentic medieval fantasy world look like? This book explores Martin's and HBO's approaches to and beliefs about the Middle Ages and how those beliefs fall into traditional medievalist and fantastic literary patterns.

Medievalism in a Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones

Author: Shiloh Carroll

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781843844846

Page: 214

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Game of Thrones is famously inspired by the Middle Ages - but how "authentic" is the world it presents? This volume offers different angles to the question.

Medievalism and the Gothic in Australian Culture

If we accept Dale's argument for the foundational importance of postcolonial
critique as a mode of historicizing the formation and practice of knowledge in
Australia " then the question arises as to what a postcolonial medievalism might
look like ? ... 34 gardists before and after World War II such as Georges 114
JENNA MEAD.

Medievalism and the Gothic in Australian Culture

Author: Stephanie Trigg

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 302

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Examines the early narratives of Australian 'discovery' and the settlement of what was perceived as a hostile, gothic environment; exercises of medieval revivalism and association consonant with the British nineteenth-century rediscovery of chivalric ideals and aesthetic, spiritual and architectural practices and models; and more.

The Shock of Medievalism

An attempt to disrupt, critique and question the practices and assumptions of medieval studies in light of recent theoretical debates in postmodern, queer, feminist, and post-colonial theory. ldquo;Biddick injects the reflexivity of ...

The Shock of Medievalism

Author: Kathleen Biddick

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822321996

Page: 315

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In The Shock of Medievalism Kathleen Biddick explores the nineteenth-century foundations of medieval studies as an academic discipline as well as certain unexamined contemporary consequences of these origins. By pairing debates over current academic trends and issues with innovative readings of medieval texts, Biddick exposes the presuppositions of the field of medieval studies and significantly shifts the objects of its historical inquiry. Biddick describes how the discipline of medieval studies was defined by a process of isolation and exclusion—a process that not only ignored significant political and cultural issues of the nineteenth century but also removed the period from the forces of history itself. Wanting to separate themselves from popular studies of medieval culture, and valuing their own studies as scientific, nineteenth-century academics created an exclusive discipline whose structure is consistently practiced today, despite the denials of most contemporary medieval scholars. Biddick supports her argument by discussing the unavowed melancholy that medieval Christians felt for Jews and by revealing the unintentional irony of nineteenth-century medievalists' fabrication of sentimental objects of longing (such as the “gothic peasant”). The subsequent historical distortions of this century-old sentimentality, the relevance of worker dislocation during the industrial revolution, and other topics lead to a conclusion in which Biddick considers the impact of an array of factors on current medieval studies. Simultaneously displacing disciplinary stereotypes and altering an angle of historical inquiry, The Shock of Medievalism challenges accepted thinking even as it produces a new direction for medieval studies. This book will provoke scholars in this field and appeal to readers who are interested in how historicizing processes can affect the development of academic disciplines.

Studies in Medievalism

The aim of this paper is to try to discover , using Polo's text as a foil , what exactly
it is about the medievalism of Mandeville's Travels that strikes a chord in
postmodern and postcolonial worldviews . I would like to tackle this question on
two ...

Studies in Medievalism

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Medievalism in the Modern World

Jameson ' s medievalism , particularly his appeal to ' allegory ' , the need for
historical thought - that is a way of historicizing that does ... OLD DOMINION
UNIVERSITY 20 We take the following example from Jameson , " Third World
Literature in the Era of Multinational ... The Year ' s Work in Medievalism , 9 (
1994 ( 1997 ) ) , 175 - 90 ; see also Michael Bernard - Donals , ' Postcolonialism
and Augustinian ...

Medievalism in the Modern World

Author: Richard J. Utz

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN:

Page: 452

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The twenty-six essays in this volume examine the process of creating the Middle Ages. In doing so, they honour Leslie Workman, who has led the revival of the study of medievalism in the past two generations, and leads this sub-discipline towards the comprehensiveness that Lord Acton as early as 1859 had promised: 'Two great principles divide the world, and contend for the mastery: antiquity and the Middle Ages. These are the two civilizations that have preceded us, the two elements of which ours is composed. All political as well as religious questions reduce themselves practically to this. This is the great dualism that runs through our society.` While using differnt approaches and discussing topics in a variety of specialised fields, the contributions clearly centre on negotiating the reception of medieval culture in the Early Modern, Modern and Contemporary periods, thus presenting a broad and representative picture of current research in medievalism. Contributors include: Tabula Gratulatoria (Leslie Workman); Richard Utz and Tom Shippey, 'Medievalism in the Modern World: Introductory Perspectives'; Theresa Ann Sears, 'The Anxiety of Authority and Medievalizing the New World'; Richard Osberg, 'Humanist Allusions and Medieval Themes: The Receyving of Queen Anne, London, 1533'; John Simons, 'Christopher Middleton and Elizabethan Medievalism'; Bernard Rosenthal, 'Medievalism and the Salem Witch Trials'; Clare Simmons, 'Absent Presence: The Romantic-Era Magna Charta and the English Constitution'; R.J. Smith, 'The Swanscombe Legend and the Historiography of Kentish Gavelkind'; David Barclay, 'Representing the Middle Ages: Court Festivals in Nineteenth-Century Prussia'; Ulrich Muller, 'Deutschland, Deutschland, Uber Alles? Walther von der Vogelweide, Hoffman von Fallersleben and the Song of the Germans: Medievalism, Nationalism and/or Racism'; Roger Simpson, 'St. George and the Pendragon'; Tom Shippey, 'The Death-Song of Ragnar Lodbrok: A Study in Sensibilities'; Alice Chandler, 'Carlyle and the Medievalism of the North'; Werner Wunderlich, 'Medieval Images: Joseph Viktor von Scheffel's Ekkehard and St. Gall'; Felicia Bonaparte, 'The (Fai)Lure of the Aesthetic Ideal and the (Re)Formation of Art: The Medieval Paradigm that Frames The Picture of Dorian Gray'; William Calin, 'Dante on the Edwardian Stage: Stephen Phillips' Paolo and Francesca; Kathleen Verduin, 'Medievalism, Classicism, and the Fiction of E.M. Forster; William D. Paden, 'Reconstructing the Middle Ages: The Monk's Sermon in The Seventh Seal; Rosemary Welsh, 'Theorizing Medievalism: The Case of Gone with the Wind; Gwendolyn Morgan, 'Gnosticism, the Middle Ages, and the Search for Responsibility: Im

Medievalisms

Howe , Nicholas 2005 “ Anglo - Saxon England and the postcolonial void ” , in :
Ananya Jahanara Kabir – Deanne ... 2005 Postcolonial approaches to the
European Middle Ages . ... Newsome , David 1997 The Victorian world picture .

Medievalisms

Author: Liliana Sikorska

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN:

Page: 229

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The continuous interest in medieval literature, history and culture, has resulted in a significant number of works on medievalism. Medievalism, however, has many faces, which range from motifs and themes loosely connected with the Middle Ages, to works set in the period. This book explores all such diverse aspects of medievalism and attempts to show the different ways in which consecutive literary periods appropriated medieval literature and culture.

Medievalism and Orientalism

By examining sources in cultural history, literature, and architecture, this book reveals mutual influences evident in the development of the current conception of the Middle Ages.

Medievalism and Orientalism

Author: J. Ganim

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137090391

Page: 156

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This unique study traces fundamental parallels between medieval European and Middle Eastern cultures. By examining sources in cultural history, literature, and architecture, this book reveals mutual influences evident in the development of the current conception of the Middle Ages.

The Global South and Literature

This book will be a key resource for students, graduates and researchers working in the field of postcolonial studies and world literature.

The Global South and Literature

Author: Russell West-Pavlov

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108244602

Page:

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The 'Global South' has largely supplanted the 'Third World' in discussions of development studies, postcolonial studies, world literature and comparative literature respectively. The concept registers a new set of relationships between nations of the once colonized world as their connections to nations of the North diminish in significance. Such relationships register particularly clearly in contemporary cultural theory and literary production. The Global South and Literature explores the historical, cultural and literary applications of the term for twenty-first-century flows of transnational cultural influence, tracing their manifestations across the Global Southern traditions of Africa, Asia and Latin America. This collection of interdisciplinary contributions examines the origins, development and applications of this emergent term, employed at the nexus of the critical social sciences and developments in literary humanities and cultural studies. This book will be a key resource for students, graduates and researchers working in the field of postcolonial studies and world literature.

Vergangenheit und Vergegenw rtigung

John M . Ganim , Native Studies : Orientalism and Medievalism , in : The
postcolonial Middle Ages ... Mary Garrison , The social world of Alcuin :
Nicknames at York and at the Carolingian court , in : Alcuin of York : Scholar at
the Carolingian ...

Vergangenheit und Vergegenw  rtigung

Author: Helmut Reimitz

Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences

ISBN:

Page: 307

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This volume examines the role played by the medieval past in its many representations up to the present day. Continuing the theme of Volume 8 of the same series, which examined the early medieval search for origins in relation to building a sense of identity and social memory, this volume focuses on the modern appropriation of the early medieval past. The early Middle Ages played an important role in the creation of a sense of identity for modern European nations. In the 18th and 19th centuries, a process was begun of delineating Europe according to peoples and nations. This conception of people and nations as quasi-natural forms of social organisation, often claimed as being historical but ultimately considered to be a trans-historical phenomenon, still survives in modern Europe and unfortunately seems to be increasing in importance in the political disputes in certain areas. Most of the contributions in this volume deal with the appropriation of the early Middle Ages from the perspective of national histories. A few contributions examine strategies of using the early medieval past in other contexts. It is thereby possible to identify patterns of how, in the varied social contexts of modern Europe, images of the Other have been transmitted or the sense of belonging has been legitimised.

The Postmodern Beowulf

348 , and The Postcolonial Aura : Third World Criticism In the Age of Global
Capitalism ( Boulder , 1997 ) , p . ... Brian Stock , “ The Middle Ages as Subject
and Object : Romantic Attitudes and Academic Medievalism , " New Literary
History 5 ...

The Postmodern Beowulf

Author: Eileen A. Joy

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 704

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Twenty-three distinguised literary critics offer a twenty-first-century look at the one-thousand-plus-year-old Anglo-Saxon epic poem, addressing gender, race, nationalism, and other issues of cultural and personal identity.

Parergon

Biddick , Kathleen , The Shock of Medievalism , Durham NC and London , Duke
University Press , 1998 ; pp . ... make hitherto unthought of collocations , dragging
medieval studies into the world of postcolonialism , gender studies , and queer ...

Parergon

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