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

Power and Time

Power and Time

... Kathleen Davis, Periodization and Sovereignty (Philadelphia: University of
Pennsylvania Press, 2008), 77–102; Kathleen Davis and Nadia Altschul, eds.,
Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University
Press, ...

Author: Dan Edelstein

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226481623

Category: History

Page: 435

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Time is the backdrop of historical inquiry, yet it is much more than a featureless setting for events. Different temporalities interact dynamically; sometimes they coexist tensely, sometimes they clash violently. In this innovative volume, editors Dan Edelstein, Stefanos Geroulanos, and Natasha Wheatley challenge how we interpret history by focusing on the nexus of two concepts—“power” and “time”—as they manifest in a wide variety of case studies. Analyzing history, culture, politics, technology, law, art, and science, this engaging book shows how power is constituted through the shaping of temporal regimes in historically specific ways. Power and Time includes seventeen essays on human rights; sovereignty; Islamic, European, Chinese, and Indian history; slavery; capitalism; revolution; the Supreme Court; the Anthropocene; and even the Manson Family. Power and Time will be an agenda-setting volume, highlighting the work of some of the world’s most respected and original contemporary historians and posing fundamental questions for the craft of history.
Categories: History

Medieval Literature and Postcolonial Studies

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 ...

Author: Lisa Lampert-Weissig

Publisher: Postcolonial Literary Studies

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215361838

Category: Literary Criticism

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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Activating the Inanimate Visual Vocabularies of Performance Practice

Activating the Inanimate  Visual Vocabularies of Performance Practice

4 5 6 8 3 This paper explores the mainstream discourses that arise through
global precolonial to postcolonial ... Michelle R. Warren, 'Medievalism and the
Making of Nations,' in Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World: The Idea of the
Middle ...

Author: Celia Morgan

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781848881211

Category: Art

Page:

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Categories: Art

Medievalism on the Margins

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 ...

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

The Cambridge Companion to Medievalism

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.

Author: Louise D'Arcens

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316546208

Category: History

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.
Categories: History

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

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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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Medievalism

Medievalism

“Africa and the Signs of Medievalism,” in Davis and Altschul, eds., Medievalisms
in the Postcolonial World, 369–82 Girouard, Mark. The Return to Camelot:
Chivalry and the English Gentleman. New Haven and London: Yale University
Press, ...

Author: David Matthews

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781843843924

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 211

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An accessibly-written survey of the origins and growth of the discipline of medievalism studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Medievalism and the Gothic in Australian Culture

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 ... Holsinger also uses ' postcolonial
medievalism ' , passim . gardists before and after World War II such as Georges
114 ...

Author: Stephanie Trigg

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064928370

Category: Architecture, Gothic

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.
Categories: Architecture, Gothic

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: 612

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

View: 575

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

Maistresse of My Wit

Maistresse of My Wit

As a woman of the First World and the modern academy , I have not experienced
the disadvantages of a institutional ... Australian Translation of Tennyson ' s
Medievalism ' , in Postcolonial Moves in Medieval , Early Modern , and Baroque ...

Author: Louise D'Arcens

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: UVA:X004807884

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 159

This volume explores the reciprocal relationships that can develop between medieval women writers and the modern scholars who study them. Medieval women writers discussed include those writing in the vernacular such as Christine de Pizan and Margaret Paston, those writing in Latin such as Hildegard of Bingen, Heloise, and Birgitta of Sweden, and the works transcribed from women mystics such as Margery Kempe, Hadewijch, and Julian of Norwich. Attention is also given to medieval women as the readers, consumers and patrons of written works. Issues considered in this volume include the place of ethics, interestedness and social justice in contemporary medieval studies, questions of alterity, empathy, essentialism and appropriation in dealing with figures of the medieval past, the permeable boundaries between academic medieval studies and popular medievalism, questions of situatedness and academic voice, and the relationship between feminism and medieval studies. Linked to these issues is the interrelation between medieval women and medieval men in the production and consumption of written works both for and about women and the implications of this for both female and male readers of those works today.
Categories: History

English Association Newsletter

English Association Newsletter

William Morris's Utopia of Strangers Victorian Medievalism and the Ideal of
Hospitality Marcus Waithe Dr MARCUS WAITHE ... Dowden , Wilson Knight , F.R.
Leavis and many others , to the post - structuralist , post - colonial world and
beyond .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030294540

Category: English language

Page:

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Categories: English language

Studies in Medievalism

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 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: NWU:35556034726000

Category: Civilization, Medieval

Page:

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Categories: Civilization, Medieval

Medievalism in the Modern World

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 ...

Author: Richard J. Utz

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015050696155

Category: History

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
Categories: History

Postcolonial Passages

Postcolonial Passages

And since the story of capital is universal , community too becomes the universal
prehistory of progress , identified with medievalism in Europe and the stagnant ,
backward , undeveloped present in the rest of the world . It could not , however ...

Author: Shahid Amin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015060061283

Category: History

Page: 275

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Brings Into Mutual Dialogue Landmark Writings On Entire And Modernity, State And Nation And Colonial Questions And Post Colonial Problems-This Address A New Contentions Questions Of Historical Representation And Cultural Understanding. Divided Into 3 Parts With 15 Contributors.
Categories: History

From the Colonial to the Postcolonial

From the Colonial to the Postcolonial

This argument is interesting in its very medievalism , because it locates India
within an Islamic imperial geography that ... To opt for Pakistan , then , was to
give up India as part of the Muslim world in which Hindus and Muslims both
belonged .

Author: Lawrence a Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor of History and South Asian Languages Dipesh Chakrabarty

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015067682644

Category: History

Page: 369

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Contributed articles presented in a conference organized at the University of Chicago in April 2005.
Categories: History

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: 160

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

Performing the Middle Ages from Beowulf to Othello

Performing the Middle Ages from  Beowulf  to  Othello

fashioned to dominate the colonial worlds beyond the sea . ... 28 The
postcolonial analysis of the binary of the metropolitan Self and the ( post )
colonial Other remains grounded therefore in a ... Holsinger explores this thesis
in greater detail in The Premodern Condition : Medievalism and the Making of
Theory ( Chicago ...

Author: Andrew James Johnston

Publisher: Brepols Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124189049

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

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This text traces the dialogic nature of the relationship between the Middle Ages and modernity. Arguing that modern beliefs in the alterity of the Middle Ages stem from the Middle Ages' own processes of self-representation, the author explores varieties of nostalgia through a wide selection of texts.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Vergangenheit und Vergegenw rtigung

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 ...

Author: Helmut Reimitz

Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences

ISBN: STANFORD:36105213122497

Category: History

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.
Categories: History