Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Defining Neomedievalism(s)

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Defining Neomedievalism(s)

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Defining Neomedievalism(s), ed. Karl Fugelso, Studies in MedievaUsm XIX (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2010). xiv +230 pp. ISBN 978-1-84384-228-6. £50.00/59 5.00. In his editor's note, Karl Fugelso explains that this SiM volume derives in part from an article in the previous volume which raised an emerging, now prevalent area of interest and cultural theory integrated with (and/or differentiated from) that of medievaUsm, namely 'neomedievaUsm'. (Making this notice an example of 'post-neomedievaUsm'?) He then asserts that 'it [neomedievaUsm] is expanding faster than perhaps any other area of academia' (p. xi). This therefore timely and 'naturaUy spurred' volume comprises twelve commissioned articles and essays arranged into the same two parts famiUar to readers of the series, Terspectives' and 'Interpretations', which examine definitions of, foUowed by appUcations of, varied modes of understanding this most sUppery term. …

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