IMC 2008: Sessions

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-aMedievalism and the Naked Truth
(Language: English)
Thomas Prendergast, Department of English, College of Wooster, Ohio
Paper 1307-bWhen is the Medieval?: Medievalism as a Critique of Periodization
(Language: English)
Stephanie Trigg, Department of English, University of Melbourne
Index terms: Historiography - Medieval, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

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’.