Memory and Medievalism

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Karl Fugelso
D.S. Brewer, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 201 pages
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The theme of this volume is the role of memory in post-medieval interpretations of the middle ages. In addressing subjects that range from Victorian portraits of Anglo-Saxons to cabaret performances of chansons and from linguistic nationalism in Ivanhoe to masturbatory allegory in A Confederacy of Dunces, the contributors discuss some of the many ways in which the medieval period has been remembered, revived, recycled, revered, and, at times, reviled. They thus open new windows onto the manner in which our culture defines, and continues to be defined by, one of the most complex and protean parts of its past. The contributors include: Chris Bishop, Mark P. Bruce, Mary Catherine Davidson, Elizabeth Emery, Dominic Manganiello, Lahney Preston-Matto, Tison Pugh, Richard Utz, and Jan M. Ziolkowski.

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