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

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

Politics of Temporalization

Politics of Temporalization

In Politics of Temporalization, Nadia R. Altschul examines why, by whom, and to what ends certain populations, objects, and practices in nineteenth-century Ibero-America were named as living residues of the premodern Moorish past--and ...

Author: Nadia R. Altschul

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780812252279

Category: Medievalism

Page: 288

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In Politics of Temporalization, Nadia R. Altschul examines why, by whom, and to what ends certain populations, objects, and practices in nineteenth-century Ibero-America were named as living residues of the premodern Moorish past--and argues against this colonial temporalizing of "the now" as belonging to a constructed and othered "past."
Categories: Medievalism

Medievalisms

Medievalisms

Simon Gikandi, “Africa and the Signs of Medievalism,” Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World: The Idea of “the Middle Ages” Outside Europe, ed.

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 ...

Author: Oliver Lovesey

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137332127

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 310

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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

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, ...

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

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.

Author: Lisa Lampert-Weissig

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748637195

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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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

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 ...

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

Icons of Irishness from the Middle Ages to the Modern World

Icons of Irishness from the Middle Ages to the Modern World

Recent work in medieval studies has begun to explore this complexity in new ways, as in 2000s The Postcolonial Middle Ages and 2009s Medievalisms in the ...

Author: Maggie M Williams

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230103207

Category: Art

Page: 207

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From majestic 'Celtic' crosses to elaborate knotwork designs, visual symbols of Irish identity abound in contemporary culture. In jewelry, souvenirs, tattoos, and even graphic novels and massive public murals, Irishness is depicted in its most medieval garb. Looking back to a mythical past, such images conjure up ancient realms of mystical druids, warrior Celts, and pious Christian monks. Icons of Irishness offers a commentary on the blending of pasts and presents that finds permanent visualization in these contemporary signs of Irish cultural identity. Williams considers both scholarly and popular perspectives, exploring the spaces where Irish modernity meets its 'Celtic' past.
Categories: Art

Against World Literature

Against World Literature

8 See Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World: The Idea of the “Middle Ages” Outside Europe, eds. Kathleen Davis and Nadia Altschul, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins ...

Author: Emily Apter

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781784780036

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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On the problems of translation in literary study. Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability argues for a rethinking of comparative literature focusing on the problems that emerge when large-scale paradigms of literary studies ignore the politics of the “Untranslatable”—the realm of those words that are continually retranslated, mistranslated, transferred from language to language, or especially resistant to substitution. In the place of “World Literature”—a dominant paradigm in the humanities, one grounded in market-driven notions of readability and universal appeal—Apter proposes a plurality of “world literatures” oriented around philosophical concepts and geopolitical pressure points. The history and theory of the language that constructs World Literature is critically examined with a special focus on Weltliteratur, literary world systems, narrative ecosystems, language borders and checkpoints, theologies of translation, and planetary devolution in a book set to revolutionize the discipline of comparative literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Being Contemporary

Being Contemporary

In Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World: The Idea of the 'Middle Ages' outside Europe (co-edited with Nadia Altshul), Davis experiments once again with a ...

Author: Lia Brozgal

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9781781382639

Category: Contemporary, The, in literature

Page: 288

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Being Contemporary is a volume of original essays by 23 preeminent scholars of French and Comparative literature, hailing from both sides of the Atlantic, in response to the editors' invitation to "think through the contemporary." The volume offers a sustained critical reflection on the contemporary as a concept, a category, a condition, and a set of relationships to others and to one's own time. Being Contemporary emerges from a sense of a critical urgency to probe the notion of "the contemporary" and the place of the contemporary critic, in French literary and cultural studies today. Its point of departure is Susan Suleiman's book Risking Who One Is (Harvard, 1994), which proposed two decades ago that "being contemporary" offers a heuristic category for assessing the role of the scholar and critic, for studying the current moment in literature, art, and culture, and for engaging with historical and philosophical questions in a way that resonates with readers in the present day. Returning to these ideas with renewed vigor, the thought-provoking essays that comprise this volume center on 20th- and 21st-century French literature, politics, memory, and history, and problematize the contemporary as a critical position with respect to the current moment.
Categories: Contemporary, The, in literature

The Global South and Literature

The Global South and Literature

Provincialising Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference. ... Postcolonial Studies.” In Kathleen Davis and Nadia Altschul, eds., Medievalisms ...

Author: Russell West-Pavlov

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108246316

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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The 'Global South' has largely supplanted the 'Third World' in discussions of development studies, postcolonial studies, world literature and comparative literature respectively. The concept registers a new set of relationships between nations of the once colonized world as their connections to nations of the North diminish in significance. Such relationships register particularly clearly in contemporary cultural theory and literary production. The Global South and Literature explores the historical, cultural and literary applications of the term for twenty-first-century flows of transnational cultural influence, tracing their manifestations across the Global Southern traditions of Africa, Asia and Latin America. This collection of interdisciplinary contributions examines the origins, development and applications of this emergent term, employed at the nexus of the critical social sciences and developments in literary humanities and cultural studies. This book will be a key resource for students, graduates and researchers working in the field of postcolonial studies and world literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

American Medieval

American Medieval

Other scholars have paid specific attention to more global or ... and Nadia Altschul's collection of essays Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World: The Idea ...

Author: Gillian R. Overing

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783847006251

Category: History

Page: 237

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This volume offers a dialogue with and through the medieval informed by cultural categories of performativity and simultaneity in on-line media, architecture, film, poetry, and social formations. The articles depart from Medievalism Studies and attempt to answer questions such as: How do medievalists, artists, writers, and entertainment industries communicate, replicate, and evoke medieval formations? How do national and transnational discursive fields relate to understandings of the medieval in its many unstable states? Where are the communal memory sites and what functions do they serve for those who are associated with them? Where are the medieval disjunctions and conjunctions of race, ethnicity and time in a settler society? And what do place, nature, and landscape have to do with it?
Categories: History

Global Classics

Global Classics

What Is a World?: On Postcolonial Literature as World Literature. ... Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World: The Idea of “the Middle Ages” Outside Europe.

Author: Jacques A. Bromberg

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000404449

Category: History

Page: 132

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What makes Classics "global", and what does it mean to study the ancient world "globally"? How can the study of antiquity contribute to our understanding of pressing global issues? Global Classics addresses these questions by pursuing a transdisciplinary dialogue between Classics and Global Studies. Authoritative and engaging, this book provides the first field-wide synthesis of the recent "global turn" in Classics as well as a comprehensive overview of an emerging field in ancient studies. Through focused readings of ancient sources and modern scholarship, the author introduces readers to three key paradigms that are essential to research and teaching in global antiquities: transborder, transhistorical, and transdisciplinary. Global Classics will appeal to educators, students, and scholars interested in the application of globalization theories and paradigms in ancient studies, in globalizing their teaching and research, and in approaches to contemporary global issues through the study of the remote past.
Categories: History

Medievalism

Medievalism

Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World: The Idea of “the Middle Ages” Outside Europe. Edited by Kathleen Davis and Nadia Altschul.

Author: Richard Utz

Publisher: ISD LLC

ISBN: 9781942401247

Category: History

Page: 107

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This book is called a manifesto because it has an unapologetically political objective. Richard Utz wants to help reform the way we think about and practise our academic engagement with medieval culture, and he uses his own observations as a medievalist and medievalism-ist over the last 25 years to offer ways in which we might reconnect with the general public that has allowed us to become, since the late nineteenth century, a rather exclusive clan of specialists who communicate mostly with each other.
Categories: History

A Handbook of Middle English Studies

A Handbook of Middle English Studies

Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World: The Idea of “The Middle Ages” outside Europe. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009. Evans, Ruth.

Author: Marion Turner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118328767

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 464

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A Handbook to Middle English Studies presents a series of original essays from leading literary scholars that explore the relationship between critical theory and late medieval literature. Includes 26 new essays by leading scholars of late medieval literature Sets the new standard for an introduction to the study of late medieval literature Showcases the most current cutting-edge theoretical research Demonstrates a range of approaches to late medieval literature Brings together critical theory and medieval literature
Categories: Literary Criticism

Introduction to Medieval Europe 300 1500

Introduction to Medieval Europe 300   1500

Davis, Kathleen and Nadia Altschul (eds) (2010), Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World: The Idea of 'The Middle Ages' outside Europe (Baltimore: the Johns ...

Author: Wim Blockmans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317934257

Category: History

Page: 512

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Introduction to Medieval Europe 300-1500 provides a comprehensive survey of this complex and varied formative period of European history. Covering themes as diverse as barbarian migrations, the impact of Christianization, the formation of nations and states, the emergence of an expansionist commercial economy, the growth of cities, the Crusades, the effects of plague, and the intellectual and cultural life of the Middle Ages, the book explores the driving forces behind the formation of medieval society and the directions in which it developed and changed. In doing this, the authors cover a wide geographic expanse, including Western interactions with the Byzantine Empire and the Islamic World. Now in full colour, this second edition contains a wealth of new features that help to bring this fascinating era to life, including: A detailed timeline of the period, putting key events into context Primary source case boxes Full colour illustrations throughout New improved maps A glossary of terms Annotated suggestions for further reading The book is supported by a free companion website with resources including, for instructors, assignable discussion questions and all of the images and maps in the book available to download, and for students, a comparative interactive timeline of the period and links to useful websites. The website can be found at www.routledge.com/cw/blockmans. Clear and stimulating, the second edition of Introduction to Medieval Europe is the ideal companion to studying Europe in the Middle Ages at undergraduate level.
Categories: History

Medievalism

Medievalism

Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World: The Idea of “The Middle Ages” Outside Europe. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009 De Groot ...

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

Representing Difference in the Medieval and Modern Orientalist Romance

Representing Difference in the Medieval and Modern Orientalist Romance

... Postcolonial Approaches to the European Middle Ages (2005); and Kathleen Davis and Nadia Altschul's Medievalisms in the Postcolonial World (2009).

Author: Amy Burge

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137593566

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

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This book, the first full-length cross-period comparison of medieval and modern literature, offers cutting edge research into the textual and cultural legacy of the Middle Ages: a significant and growing area of scholarship. At the juncture of literary, cultural and gender studies, and capitalizing on a renewed interest in popular western representations of the Islamic east, this book proffers innovative case studies on representations of cross-religious and cross-cultural romantic relationships in a selection of late medieval and twenty-first century Orientalist popular romances. Comparing the tropes, characterization and settings of these literary phenomena, and focusing on gender, religion, and ethnicity, the study exposes the historical roots of current romance representations of the east, advancing research in Orientalism, (neo)medievalism and medieval cultural studies. Fundamentally, Representing Difference invites a closer look at medieval and modern popular attitudes towards the east, as represented in romance, and the kinds of solutions proposed for its apparent problems.
Categories: Literary Criticism