Studies in Medievalism XXI

Edited by Karl Fugelso

Studies in Medievalism XXI


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First Published: 19 Jul 2012
13 Digit ISBN: 9781843843221
Pages: 224
Size: 23.4 x 15.6
Binding: Hardback
Imprint: D.S.Brewer

Details updated on 05 Oct 2015


  • 1  Editorial Note
  • 2  Lives of Total Dedication? Medieval and Modern Corporate Identity
  • 3  Reincorporating the Medieval: Morality, Chivalry, and Honor in Post-Financial-Meltdown Corporate Revisionism
  • 4  Medievalism and Representations of Corporate Identity
  • 5  Knights of the Ownership Society: Economic Inequality and Medievalist Film
  • 6  A Corporate neo-Beowulf: Ready or Not, Here We Come
  • 7  Unsettled Accounts: Corporate Culture and George R. R. Martin's Fetish Medievalism
  • 8  Historicizing Neumatic Notation: Medieval Neumes as Cultural Artifacts of Early Modern Times
  • 9  Hereward the Dane and the English, but Not the Saxon: Kingsley's Racial Anglo-Saxonism
  • 10  From Romance to Ritual: Jessie L. Weston's Gawain
  • 11  The Cinematic Sign of the Grail
  • 12  Destructive Dominae: Women and Vengeance in Medievalist Films
  • 13  Neomedievalism Unplugged
  • 14  Notes on Contributors

Academia has never been immune to corporate culture, and despite the persistent association of medievalism with escapism, perhaps never has that been more obvious than at the present moment. The six essays that open the volume explore precisely how financial institutions have promoted, distorted, appropriated, resisted, and repudiated post-medieval interpretations of the middle ages. In the second part of the book, contributors explore medievalism in a variety of areas, juxtaposing specific case studies with broader investigations of the discipline's motives and methods; they include Charles Kingsley's racial Anglo-Saxonism, Jessie L. Weston's Sir Gawain and the treatment of women in medievalist film. The book also includes a spirited response to previous Studies in Medievalism volumes on the topic neomedievalism.

Contributors: Harry Brown, Henrik Aubert, Helen Brookman, Pamela Clements, KellyAnn Fitzpatrick, Jil Hanifan, Michael R. Kightley, Felice Lifshitz, Lauren S. Mayer, Brent Moberley, Kevin Moberley, E. L. Risden, Carol L. Robinson, M. J. Toswell, J. Rubén Valdés Miyares


Presents an exciting and thoughtful selection of essays. MEDIEVAL REVIEW