Affective medievalism : love, abjection and discontent
- Thomas A. Prendergast and Stephanie Trigg.
- Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2019.
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- 154 pages ; 23 cm.
- Manchester medieval literature and culture ; 21.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 134-147) and index.
- Introduction: Medieval and medievalist practice 1 The space of time and the medievalist imaginary 2 Wonderful things 3 Fear, error and death: The abjection of the Middle Ages 4 Loving the past 5 Discontent in the age of mechanical reproduction Bibliography Index -- .
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781526126863 20181203
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- This book investigates the troubled relationship between medieval studies and medievalism. Acknowledging that the medieval and medievalism are mutually constitutive, and that their texts can be read using similar strategies, it argues that medieval writers offer powerful models for the ways in which contemporary desire determines the constitution of the past. This desire can not only connect us with the past but can reconnect readers in the present with the lost history of what may be called the 'medievalism of the medievals'. In other words, to come to terms with the history of the medieval is to understand that it already offers us a model of how to relate to the past. -- .
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- Manchester medieval literature and culture ; 21
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- 1526126869 (hbk.)
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