Cultural Studies of the Modern Middle Ages

Cultural Studies of the Modern Middle Ages


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This volume brings together contemporary popular entertainment, current political subjects, and medieval history and culture to investigate the intersecting and often tangled relations between politics, aesthetics, reality and fiction, in relation to issues of morality, identity, social values, power, and justice, both in the past and the present.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403973078
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 01/28/2008
Series: The New Middle Ages
Edition description: 2007
Pages: 305
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

EILEEN A. JOY is Assistant Professor of English at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA.

MAYRA J. SEAMAN is Associate Professor of English at the College of Charleston, USA.

KIMBERLY K. BELL is Assistant Professor of English and Foreign Languages at Sam Houston State University, USA.

MARY K. RAMSEY is Visiting Professor of English at Fordham University, USA.

Table of Contents

Through a Glass, Darkly; E.A.Joy& M.J.Seaman Medieval Presentism Before the Present; N.Partner Medieval Histories and Modern Realism: Yet Another Origin of the Novel; N.Partner Back to the Future: The Limits of Living in the Liminal Past; B.McCormick Torture, Inquisition, Medievalism, Reality, TV - Steve Guthrie The Crisis of Legitimation in George Bush's America and Lancastrian England; D.Kline Models of (Im)perfection: Parodic Refunctioning in Spike TV's The Joe Schmo Show and Chaucer's Tale of Sir Thopas; K.K.Bell Vexed Lies and Videotape: Truth, Authority, and the Media; M.K.Ramsey Sacrificing Fiction in The Quest for [the Real] King Arthur; M.J.Seaman& J.Green Outwit, Outplay, Outlast: Moral Lessons from Handlyng Synne and Survivor; C.Ho& J.Driggers Exteriority Is Not a Negation But a Marvel: Hospitality, Terrorism, Levinas, Beowulf; E.A.Joy 'She appears as brightly radiant as she once was foul': Medieval Conversion Narratives and Contemporary Makeover Shows; A.J.Weisl Wolves, Outlaws, and Enemy Combatants; M.E.Moore Coda: Opening Time: Psychoanalysis and Medieval Culture; M.Uebel Intertemporality; J.Jerome Cohen

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