IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 240: Fresh Approaches to Rebirth and Renewal, Medieval and Neo-Medieval

Monday 6 July 2015, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Andrew Marvell Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Hull
Organiser:Lesley Coote, Andrew Marvell Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Hull
Moderator/Chair:Lesley Coote, Andrew Marvell Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Hull
Paper 240-aPlaying Robin Hood: Ludic Textual Communities and Festival Narrativity as Medieval Modes of Reading
(Language: English)
Thomas Rowland, Department of English, Saint Louis University, Missouri
Index terms: Art History - General, Language and Literature - Middle English, Mentalities, Technology
Paper 240-bThe Neo-Medievalism of Gore Vidal
(Language: English)
Eamonn Griffin, Independent Scholar, Louth
Index terms: Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Mentalities, Rhetoric
Abstract

These three papers (from a lecturer, a postdoc, and a student in the final stages of her PhD) develop the conference themes from medieval cultural and literary sites of rebirth, through neo-medievally inspired interpretations of medieval literature and culture, to the neo-medieval ‘world’ of Gore Vidal. They demonstrate how radical approaches, from gender studies to epistemology, can ‘renew’ our own vision of the medieval world.