Session 1307: Does Medievalism Have a Past?
Wednesday 9 July 2008, 16.30-18.00
|Organiser:||Thomas Prendergast, Department of English, College of Wooster, Ohio|
|Moderator/Chair:||Anke Bernau, Department of English & American Studies, University of Manchester|
|Paper 1307-a||Medievalism and the Naked Truth|
|Paper 1307-b||When is the Medieval?: Medievalism as a Critique of Periodization|
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Even as medieval studies attempts to discipline itself to be rigorously ‘medieval’ more and more medievalists find themselves teaching and writing about what we’ve called medievalism. This panel explores possible reasons for this phenomenon and examines how these pressures (institutional, popular, political, and epistemological) will affect the idea of what we term the ‘medieval’.