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World Medievalism

The Middle Ages in Modern Textual Culture

Louise D'Arcens

November 2021

ISBN: 9780198825951

224 pages
Paperback
203x135mm

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Explores the ways in which a range of modern textual cultures have continued to engage creatively with the medieval past in order to come to terms with the global present.

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Explores the ways in which a range of modern textual cultures have continued to engage creatively with the medieval past in order to come to terms with the global present.

  • Examines a range of texts, including non-European texts, not considered before within analyses of medievalism
  • Offers an original juxtaposition of case studies that explore texts and artefacts from different parts of the world
  • Develops an innovative approach informed by political and phenomenological approaches

About the Author(s)

Louise D'Arcens, Professor of English, Macquarie University

Louise D'Arcens is Professor of English at Macquarie University. Her books include Old Songs in the Timeless Land: Medievalism in Australian Literature 1840-1910 (2011), Comic Medievalism: Laughing at the Middle Ages (2014), and the edited volumes The Cambridge Companion to Medievalism (2016), International Medievalism and Popular Culture (2014), and The Unsociable Sociability of Women's Lifewriting (2010). She has edited numerous special journal issues on medievalism and published many chapters on medievalism as well as articles in journals such as Representations, Screening the Past, Studies in Medievalism and Postmedieval. She is a former Australian Research Council Future Fellow and is Director of the Macquarie University node of the Australian Research Council Centre for the History of Emotions.

Table of Contents

    Introduction: Medievalism and the Missing Globe
    1:Medievalism Disoriented: The French Novel and Neo-reactionary Politics
    2:Medievalism Re-oriented: Tariq Ali's Islam Quintet and the 'Arab' historical novel
    3:The Name of the Hobbit: Halflings, hominins, and deep time
    4:Ten Canoes and 1066: Aboriginal Time and the Limits of Medievalism