Fleming gives an account of nineteenth-century American medievalism, the "picturesque history" it created, and the medieval historians who eventually spurned it. It's a bit long but there are lots of pictures.
- Kathleen Davis and Nadia Altschul, Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World: The Idea of the "Middle Ages" Outside Europe (Johns Hopkins, 2009)
How do we use or ignore the medieval origins of the university?
Why rewrite the Middle Ages when it already exists for us (only) as texts? What motivates the search for “authenticity” in literary medievalism? We’ll discuss medievalism in modern literature, from Walter Scott to J.R.R. Tolkien and T.H. White.
- Sikorska, Liliana, ed. Medievalisms. The Poetics of Literary Re-Reading (2008)
- Shippey, Tom. The Road to Middle Earth, 3rd ed. (2003)
- Ward, Michael. Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C. S. Lewis (2008)
How does the visual culture of the Middle Ages meet modern visual culture in Perceval le Gallois? We will screen the film and then discuss over dinner for our final event of the semester.
- Leslie Abend Callahan “Perceval le Gallois: Eric Rohmer’s Vision of the Middle Ages” (1999)
- Perceval le Gallois (1978)
What distinguishes medieval music from other early music? What is the relation between text and performance?
- Kenneth Fockele (Dept. of German)
How is the category of the “Medieval” used to justify contemporary hegemony?
- Bruce Holsinger, Neomedievalism, Neoconservatism, and the War on Terror (2007)
- Maura Nolan, "Metaphoric History: Narrative and New Science in the Work of F. W. Maitland." PMLA 118, 3 (2003), pp. 557-572.
- R.D. Perry (Dept. of English)
- 310 Dwinelle
How do definitions of the modern depend on strategic counter-definitions of the medieval? How do different modernities conceive the Middle Ages differently? We will explore these questions in a joint session session with BTWH exploring the view of the Middle Ages in Weimar Germany.