Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World

Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World

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

Author: Kathleen Davis

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 0801893208

Category: Literary Criticism

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Medievalisms

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, ...

Author: Tison Pugh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415617277

Category: LITERARY COLLECTIONS

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"--
Categories: LITERARY COLLECTIONS

Postcolonial George Eliot

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 ...

Author: Oliver Lovesey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137332127

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

View: 773

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Medievalism on the Margins

Medievalism on the Margins

Altschul. In recent years the general disregard of our field toward medievalisms
outside Europe and the Anglophone world has changed noticeably. Volumes
such as the 2009 Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World, which Kathleen Davis
and ...

Author: Karl Fugelso

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781843844068

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Essays on the post-modern reception and interpretation of the middle ages.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Geographies of Philological Knowledge

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 ...

Author: Nadia R. Altschul

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226016191

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 536

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Exchanges in Exoticism

Exchanges in Exoticism

... Medieval Literature and Postcolonial Studies; Kathleen Davis and Nadia
Altschul, Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World: The Idea of “the Medieval Ages
” Outside Europe; Patricia Clare Ingham and Michelle R. Warren, Postcolonial
Moves: ...

Author: Megan Moore

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442661370

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Charting important new territory within medieval gender studies, Megan Moore explores the vital role that women played in transmitting knowledge and empire within Mediterranean cross-cultural marriages. Whereas cross-cultural exchange has typically been understood through the lens of male-centered translation work, this study, which is grounded in the relations between the west and Byzantium, examines cross-cultural marriage as a medium of literary and cultural exchange, one in which women's work was equally important as men’s. Moore's readings of Old French and Medieval Greek texts reveal the extent to which women challenged the cultures into which they married and shaped their new courtly environments. Through the lens of medieval gender and postcolonial theory, Exchanges in Exoticism demonstrates how the process of cultural exchange – and empire building – extends well beyond our traditional assumptions about gender roles in the medieval Mediterranean.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Multiculturalism and Democracy in North Africa

Multiculturalism and Democracy in North Africa

His research focuses on identity and ethnicity, postcolonial studies, film, and
literature. ... Dis-Orienting the Orient: Amin Maalouf's Uses of the 'Medieval'” in
Medievalisms in the Post-colonial World (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009).

Author: Moha Ennaji

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317813620

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 99

Investigating the connections between multiculturalism, minorities, citizenship, and democracy in North Africa, this book argues that multiculturalism in this region– and in the Arab world at large – has reached a significant level in terms of scale and importance. In the rest of the world, there has been a trend – albeit a contested one – toward a greater recognition of minority rights. The Arab world however, particularly North Africa, seems to be an exception to this trend, as Arab states continue to promote highly unitary and homogenizing ideas of nationhood and state unity, whilst discouraging, or even forbidding, minority political mobilization. The central theoretical premise of this book is that North Africa is a multicultural region, where culture is inherently linked to politics, religion, gender, and society, and a place where democracy is gradually taking root despite many political and economic hurdles. Addressing the lacuna in literature on this issue, this book opens new avenues of thought and research on diversity, linking policy based on cultural difference to democratic culture and to social justice. Multiculturalism and Democracy in North Africa will be of use to students and researchers with an interest in Sociology, Cultural Studies, and Political Science more broadly.
Categories: Political Science

Fantasy and Science Fiction Medievalisms From Isaac Asimov to A Game of Thrones

Fantasy and Science Fiction Medievalisms  From Isaac Asimov to A Game of Thrones

Proceedings of the Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) conference
Changing Views: Worlds in Play, 16–20 June 2005, Vancouver, BC. ...
Introduction to Medievalism in the Postcolonial World, edited by Davis and
Altschul, 1– 25.

Author: Helen Young

Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN: 9781621967477

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 979

rom advertisements to amusement parks, themed restaurants, and Renaissance fairs twenty-first century popular culture is strewn with reimaginings of the Middle Ages. They are nowhere more prevalent, however, than in the films, television series, books, and video games of speculative genres: fantasy and science fiction. Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies and George R. R. Martin's multimedia Game of Thrones franchise are just two of the most widely known and successful fantasy conglomerates of recent decades. Medievalism has often been understood as a defining feature of fantasy, and as the antithesis of science fiction, but such constructs vastly underestimate the complexities of both genres and their interactions. "Medieval" has multiple meanings in fantasy and science fiction, which shift with genre convention, and which bring about their own changes as authors and audiences engage with what has gone before in the recent and deeper pasts. Earlier volumes have examined some of the ways in which contemporary popular culture re-imagines the Middle Ages, offering broad overviews, but none considers fantasy, science fiction, or the two together. The focused approach of this collection provides a directed pathway into the myriad medievalisms of modern popular culture. By engaging directly with genre(s), this book acknowledges that medievalist creative texts and practices do not occur in a vacuum, but are shaped by multiple cultural forces and concerns; medievalism is never just about the Middle Ages.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity

The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity

... <http://www.historians.org/info/aha_history/spiegel.cfm>. 56. G. Spiegel, '
Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World: The Idea of the Middle Ages Outside
Europe', Rethinking History: The Journal of Theory and Practice 15 (2011), 617–
625. 57.

Author: John H. Arnold

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191015014

Category: History

Page: 640

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The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Christianity takes as its subject the beliefs, practices, and institutions of the Christian Church between 400 and 1500AD. It addresses topics ranging from early medieval monasticism to late medieval mysticism, from the material wealth of the Church to the spiritual exercises through which certain believers might attempt to improve their souls. Each chapter tells a story, but seeks also to ask how and why 'Christianity' took particular forms at particular moments in history, paying attention to both the spiritual and otherwordly aspects of religion, and the material and political contexts in which they were often embedded. This Handbook is a landmark academic collection that presents cutting-edge interpretive perspectives on medieval religion for a wide academic audience, drawing together thirty key scholars in the field from the United States, the UK, and Europe. Notably, the Handbook is arranged thematically, and focusses on an analytical, rather than narrative, approach, seeking to demonstrate the variety, change, and complexity of religion throughout this long period, and the numerous different ways in which modern scholarship can approach it. While providing a very wide-ranging view of the subject, it also offers an important agenda for further study in the field.
Categories: History

Icons of Irishness from the Middle Ages to the Modern World

Icons of Irishness from the Middle Ages to the Modern World

Cohen, The Postcolonial Middle Ages,and Nadia Altschul and Kathleen Davis,
eds., Medievalisms inthe Postcolonial World: The Idea of “The Middle Ages”
Outside Europe(Baltimore: JohnsHopkins University Press, 2009). 25. “
Midcolonial ...

Author: M. Williams

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137057266

Category: History

Page: 207

View: 373

From majestic Celtic crosses to elaborate knotwork designs, visual symbols of Irish identity at its most medieval abound in contemporary culture. Consdering both scholarly and popular perspectives this book offers a commentary on the blending of pasts and presents that finds permanent visualization in these contemporary signs.
Categories: History

Postmodern Medievalisms

Postmodern Medievalisms

... were slow coaches in world adventure led Hakluyt . . . back through Macham
and Mandeville and Madoc to scrape the ... through the postmodern and
postcolonial approaches which are everywhere enlivening the study of travel
writing as a ...

Author: Richard J. Utz

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 184384012X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 239

View: 214

Studies of texts from the late middle ages to the contemporary moment, together they indicate, broadly, directions both in postmodern studies and studies in medievalism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Politics of Temporalization

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 ...

Author: Nadia R. Altschul

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812297201

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

View: 817

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."
Categories: Literary Criticism

Medievalisms

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 .

Author: Liliana Sikorska

Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122443877

Category: Literary Criticism

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Medieval Literature and Postcolonial Studies

Medieval Literature and Postcolonial Studies

Chapter 2 presents readings of medieval texts and contexts from the perspective
of postcolonial studies . ... Chapter 3 examines contemporary medievalisms in
current discourse about ' Islam and the West ' , specifically in relation to the ...
Scholars of the Middle Ages are increasingly embracing a global context ,
seeking historical connections between different parts of the world that have long
been ...

Author: Lisa Lampert-Weissig

Publisher: Postcolonial Literary Studies

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215361838

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

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This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to postcolonial medieval studies and examines the historical connections between postcolonial studies and medieval studies. Lisa Lampert-Weissig provides new readings of medieval texts including Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival, Mandeville's Travels and Guillaume de Palerne, a romance about werewolves set in Norman Sicily. In addition, she examines Walter Scott's Ivanhoe from the perspective of postcolonial medieval studies, as well contemporary novels by Salman Rushdie, Tariq Ali, Juan Goytisolo, and Amitav Ghosh.
Categories: Literary Criticism

How Soon Is Now

How Soon Is Now

In this volume, medievalist Carolyn Dinshaw offers a powerful critique of modernist temporal regimes through a revelatory exploration of queer ways of being in time as well as the potential queerness of time itself.

Author: Carolyn Dinshaw

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822353676

Category: History

Page: 251

View: 846

In this volume, medievalist Carolyn Dinshaw offers a powerful critique of modernist temporal regimes through a revelatory exploration of queer ways of being in time as well as the potential queerness of time itself.
Categories: History

Commerce with the Universe

Commerce with the Universe

34. between the Classical world of Greek/Roman antiquity and the early modern
and Renaissance world of Christian Europe. ... “Medievalisms Old and New: The
Rediscovery of Alterity in North American Medieval Studies,” American Historical
Review 103 (June 1998): ... rightly reminds us, are themselves inventions of the
colonial imaginary and thus need to be used with caution in a postcolonial
project.

Author: Gaurav Desai

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231535595

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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Reading the life narratives and literary texts of South Asians writing in and about East Africa, Gaurav Desai builds a surprising, alternative history of Africa's experience with slavery, migration, colonialism, nationalism, and globalization. Consulting Afrasian texts that are literary and nonfictional, political and private, he broadens the scope of African and South Asian scholarship and inspires a more nuanced understanding of the Indian Ocean's fertile routes of exchange. Desai shows how the Indian Ocean engendered a number of syncretic identities and shaped the medieval trade routes of the Islamicate empire, the early independence movements galvanized in part by Gandhi's southern African experiences, the invention of new ethnic nationalisms, and the rise of plural, multiethnic African nations. Calling attention to lives and literatures long neglected by traditional scholars, Desai introduces rich, interdisciplinary ways of thinking not only about this specific region but also about the very nature of ethnic history and identity. Traveling from the twelfth century to today, he concludes with a look at contemporary Asian populations in East Africa and their struggle to decide how best to participate in the development and modernization of their postcolonial nations without sacrificing their political autonomy.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Tolkien Studies

Tolkien Studies

Author: Douglas A. Anderson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1933202262

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 368

View: 889

Categories: Literary Criticism

The journal of medieval and early modern studies

The journal of medieval and early modern studies

Columbus ' s first act in the New World is a striking repetition of the moves made
by Dante and Petrarch to seal off the Sixth Age ... Medievalisms Old and New :
The Rediscovery of Alterity in North American Medieval Studies , ” American
Historical Review 103 ( 1998 ) : 677 – 704 . ... of modern theory of the nation and
of postcolonial 23 24 theory itself is Kathleen Davis , “ National Writing Dagenais
and ...

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Medievalism and the Gothic in Australian Culture

Medievalism and the Gothic in Australian Culture

... given to the Arthurian world within this romanticism , or on its specific valency
within colonial and postcolonial Australia . ... I want to suggest that the transition
between the two heroines ' medievalisms reflects the changing significance ?

Author: Stephanie Trigg

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064928370

Category: Architecture, Gothic

Page: 302

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" This collection opens up a new field of academic and general interest- Australian medievalism. That is, the heritage and continuing influence of medieval and gothic themes, ideas and cultural practices. Geographically removed from Europe, and distinguished by its eighteenth-century colonial settlement, Australia is a fascinating testing-ground on which to explore the cultural residues of medieval and gothic tradition. These traditions take a distinctive form, once they have been 'transported' to a different topographical setting, and a cultural context whose relationship with Europe has always been dynamic and troubled. Early colonists attempted to make the unfamiliar landscape of Australia familiar by inscribing it with European traditions- since then, a diverse range of responses and attitudes to the medieval and gothic past have been played out in Australian culture, from traditional forms of historical reconstruction through to playful postmodernist pastiche. These essays examine 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
Categories: Architecture, Gothic

Medieval Art and Architecture After the Middle Ages

Medieval Art and Architecture After the Middle Ages

... Postcolonial Gothic : The Medievalism of America ' s ' National Cathedrals , ”
forthcoming in Medievalisms and the ... with Reims is by examining the Reims -
related paraphernalia from World War I available for purchase today on ebay .

Author: Janet Marquardt

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015080818951

Category: Architecture

Page: 389

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Medieval Art and Architecture after the Middle Ages explores the endurance of and nostalgia for medieval monuments through their reception in later periods, specifically illuminating the myriad ways in which tangible and imaginary artifacts of the Middle Ages have served to articulate contemporary aspirations and anxieties. The essays in this interdisciplinary collection examine the afterlife of medieval works through their preservation, restoration, appropriation, and commodification in America, Great Britain, and across Europe from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. From the evocation of metaphors and tropes, to monumental projects of restoration and recreationmedieval visual culture has had a tremendous purchase in the construction of political, religious, and cultural practices of the Modern era. The authors assembled here engage a diverse spectrum of works, from Irish ruins and a former Florentine prison to French churches and American department stores, and an equally diverse array of media ranging from architecture and manuscripts to embroidery, monumental sculpture, and metalwork. With applications not only to the study of art and architecture, but also encompassing such varied fields as commerce, city planning, education, literature, collecting and exhibition design, this copiously illustrated anthology comprises a significant contribution to the study of medieval art and medievalism.
Categories: Architecture