IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 214: Medievalist Visions, II: Populist Pleasures

Monday 1 July 2013, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Centre for Late Antique & Medieval Studies, King's College London
Organiser:Sarah Salih, Department of English Language & Literature, King's College London
Moderator/Chair:Josh Davies, Department of English Language & Literature, King's College London
Paper 214-aBellies and Gods: The Material and the Spiritual in Comic Medievalism
(Language: English)
Louise D'Arcens, Department of English, University of Wollongong, New South Wales
Index terms: Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 214-bOrnaments on the Edge: 'Gothic' in Victorian Interiors
(Language: English)
Beatrice Wilford, Department of English Language & Literature, King's College London
Index terms: Art History - Decorative Arts, Daily Life, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 214-cMedievalisms of Moral Panic: A Guilty Pleasure?
(Language: English)
James Smith, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies (CMEMS), University of Western Australia
Index terms: Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Performance Arts - General
Abstract

This session explores how the medieval is packaged as pleasure in the 19th and 20th centuries. D’Arcens examines medievalist bodily comedy; Wilford the contribution of the medieval to domestic comforts; Smith the displacement of moral panics onto the assumed ignorance of the past.