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Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

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Download or read book Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture PDF or another Format written by Gail Ashton and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-03-12 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With contributions from 29 leading international scholars, this is the first single-volume guide to the appropriation of medieval texts in contemporary culture. Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture covers a comprehensive range of media, including literature, film, TV, comics book adaptations, electronic media, performances, and commercial merchandise and tourism. Its lively chapters range from Spamalot to the RSC, Beowulf to Merlin, computer games to internet memes, opera to Young Adult fiction and contemporary poetry, and much more. Also included is a companion website aimed at general readers, academics, and students interested in the burgeoning field of Medieval afterlives, complete with: - Further reading/weblinks - 'My favourite' guides to contemporary medieval appropriations - Images and interviews - Guide to library archives and manuscript collections - Guide to heritage collection See also our website at https://medievalafterlives.wordpress.com/.


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Medieval Afterlives in Popular Culture

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ISBN 10 : 9781137105172
Pages : 245 pages
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Download or read book Medieval Afterlives in Popular Culture PDF or another Format written by G. Ashton and published by Springer. This book was released on 2012-12-10 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is concerned with our ideological, technical and emotional investments in reclaiming medieval for contemporary popular culture. The authors illuminate both medieval and contemporary popular culture in surprising and productive ways while interrogating the many ways in which metamedievalism reinterprets and reconceptualises the medieval.


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Beowulf's Popular Afterlife in Literature, Comic Books, and Film

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ISBN 10 : 9780429880360
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Download or read book Beowulf's Popular Afterlife in Literature, Comic Books, and Film PDF or another Format written by Kathleen Forni and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-06-12 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beowulf's presence on the popular cultural radar has increased in the past two decades, coincident with cultural crisis and change. Why? By way of a fusion of cultural studies, adaptation theory, and monster theory, Beowulf's Popular Afterlife examines a wide range of Anglo-American retellings and appropriations found in literary texts, comic books, and film. The most remarkable feature of popular adaptations of the poem is that its monsters, frequently victims of organized militarism, male aggression, or social injustice, are provided with strong motives for their retaliatory brutality. Popular adaptations invert the heroic ideology of the poem, and monsters are not only created by powerful men but are projections of their own pathological behavior. At the same time there is no question that the monsters created by human malfeasance must be eradicated.


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The Middle Ages on Television

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ISBN 10 : 9780786479412
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Download or read book The Middle Ages on Television PDF or another Format written by Meriem Pages and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-04-16 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The past decade has seen a resurgence of popular interest in the Middle Ages. Television in particular has presented a wide and diverse array of "medieval" offerings. Yet there exists little scholarship on television medievalism. This collection fills this gap with 10 new essays focusing on the depiction of the Middle Ages in popular culture and questioning the role of television in shaping our ideas about past and present. The contributors discuss the currency of television medievalism, emphasizing the need for scholars of contemporary medievalism to pay attention to its manifestations on the small screen. The essays cover a range of topics, including genre, gender and sexuality. Series covered include Game of Thrones, Merlin, Full Metal Jousting, Joan of Arcadia, Tudors, Camelot and Mists of Avalon.


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Download or read book A Cultural History of Youth in the Medieval Age PDF or another Format written by Daniel T. Kline and published by . This book was released on 2022-10-06 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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The Medieval British Literature Handbook

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ISBN 10 : 9780826494092
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Download or read book The Medieval British Literature Handbook PDF or another Format written by Daniel T. Kline and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2009-08-25 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One-stop resource for courses in medieval literature, providing students with a comprehensive guide to the historical and cultural context; major texts and movements; reading primary and critical texts; key critics, concepts and topics; major critical approaches and directions of new research.


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The Oxford School of Children's Fantasy Literature

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Download or read book The Oxford School of Children's Fantasy Literature PDF or another Format written by Maria Sachiko Cecire and published by . This book was released on 2011 with total page 598 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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From Medievalism to Early-Modernism

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Download or read book From Medievalism to Early-Modernism PDF or another Format written by Marina Gerzic and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-10-26 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Medievalism to Early-Modernism: Adapting the English Past is a collection of essays that both analyses the historical and cultural medieval and early modern past, and engages with the medievalism and early-modernism—a new term introduced in this collection—present in contemporary popular culture. By focusing on often overlooked uses of the past in contemporary culture—such as the allusions to John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi (1623) in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, and the impact of intertextual references and internet fandom on the BBC’s The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses—the contributors illustrate how cinematic, televisual, artistic, and literary depictions of the historical and cultural past not only re-purpose the past in varying ways, but also build on a history of adaptations that audiences have come to know and expect. From Medievalism to Early-Modernism: Adapting the English Past analyses the way that the medieval and early modern periods are used in modern adaptations, and how these adaptations both reflect contemporary concerns, and engage with a history of intertextuality and intervisuality.


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The Cambridge Companion to Medievalism

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ISBN 10 : 1107451655
Pages : 253 pages
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Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to Medievalism PDF or another Format written by Louise D'Arcens and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2016-03-02 with total page 253 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.


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Heresy and the Making of European Culture

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ISBN 10 : 9781317122500
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Download or read book Heresy and the Making of European Culture PDF or another Format written by Andrew P. Roach and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-22 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Scholars and analysts seeking to illuminate the extraordinary creativity and innovation evident in European medieval cultures and their afterlives have thus far neglected the important role of religious heresy. The papers collected here - reflecting the disciplines of history, literature, theology, philosophy, economics and law - examine the intellectual and social investments characteristic of both deliberate religious dissent such as the Cathars of Languedoc, the Balkan Bogomils, the Hussites of Bohemia and those who knowingly or unknowingly bent or broke the rules, creating their own 'unofficial orthodoxies'. Attempts to understand, police and eradicate all these, through methods such as the Inquisition, required no less ingenuity. The ambivalent dynamic evident in the tensions between coercion and dissent is still recognisable and productive in the world today.


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Experiencing the Afterlife

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015061209485
Pages : 279 pages
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Download or read book Experiencing the Afterlife PDF or another Format written by Manuele Gragnolati and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 279 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Experiencing the Afterlife provides the first sustained analysis of popular, vernacular depictions of the afterlife written in Italy before the Divine Comedy by authors such as Uguccione da Lodi, Giacomino da Verona, and Bonvesin da la Riva. Manuele Gragnolati uses his readings of these poets to provide a new interpretation of Dante's work. Combining elements from several disciplines, he investigates the richness of high medieval eschatology and the concept of personal identity it expresses. Gragnolati is particularly concerned with how the notions of body and pain characteristic of medieval spirituality and devotion inform the eschatological representations of the time, especially in their paradoxical urge to stress at once the physical experience of the separated soul and the final necessity of bodily resurrection. By integrating lesser-known texts and scholarship from other disciplines into the specialized field of Dante studies, Gragnolati sheds new light on some of the most vigorously debated and crucial questions raised by the Divine Comedy, including the embryological discourse of Purgatorio 25, the relation between the soul's experience of pain in Purgatory and the devotion that late medieval culture expressed toward Christ's suffering, and the significance of the audacious vision of resurrected bodies that Dante the pilgrim enjoys at the end of his journey. At the same time, Gragnolati brings these questions back into contemporary discussions of medieval eschatology and opens new perspectives for current and future work on embodiment and identity. Scholars and students of Dante and Italian studies, as well as those in medieval history, religion, culture, and art history, will be rewarded by the fresh insights contained in Experiencing the Afterlife.


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ChaucerÕs Afterlife

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ISBN 10 : 9780786473441
Pages : 176 pages
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Download or read book ChaucerÕs Afterlife PDF or another Format written by Kathleen Forni and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2013-02-27 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study explores Chaucer's present-day cultural reputation by way of popular culture. In just the past two decades his texts have been adapted to a wide variety of popular genres, including television, stage, comic book, hip-hop, science fiction, horror, romance, and crime fiction. This cultural recycling involves a variety of functions but Chaucer's primary association is with the idea of pilgrimage and the prevailing tenor is populist satire. The target is not only cultural elitism but also the dominant discourse of professional Chaucerians. Academics in turn may have doubts about the value of popular Chaucer; popular culture theory, however, would maintain that such skepticism has less to do with critical discrimination than the assertion of social distinction. Nonetheless, the fact that Chaucer has a popular afterlife, and remains an ideological product over which competing groups lay claim, attests to his current cultural vitality.


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Gale Researcher Guide for: Modern Medievalisms: The Fantasy Hero and Heroine on Screen and in Young Adult Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781535852074
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Download or read book Gale Researcher Guide for: Modern Medievalisms: The Fantasy Hero and Heroine on Screen and in Young Adult Fiction PDF or another Format written by Angela Jane Weisl and published by Gale, Cengage Learning . This book was released on with total page 10 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gale Researcher Guide for: Modern Medievalisms: The Fantasy Hero and Heroine on Screen and in Young Adult Fiction is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabulary needed to pursue deeper research.


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Medieval Art and Architecture after the Middle Ages

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ISBN 10 : 9781443803984
Pages : 410 pages
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Download or read book Medieval Art and Architecture after the Middle Ages PDF or another Format written by Alyce A. Jordan and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2009-01-14 with total page 410 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 recreation—medieval 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.


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Death; Meaning and Mortality in Christian Thought and Contemporary Culture

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Download or read book Death; Meaning and Mortality in Christian Thought and Contemporary Culture PDF or another Format written by Milton McCormick Gatch and published by . This book was released on 1969 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Medieval Mystery Plays as Popular Culture

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105123214210
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Download or read book Medieval Mystery Plays as Popular Culture PDF or another Format written by Diane Murphy and published by . This book was released on 2006 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines vernacular saint plays in French, Italian, and English from the thirteenth through sixteenth centuries. It focuses on the genre of hagiographic drama as an expression of popular religion and popular culture in the Middle Ages, serving as a test of current theories pertaining to popular culture.