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Medievalism and Modernist Temper By Edited by Howard Bloch

Medievalism and Modernist Temper
by Edited by Howard Bloch

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This text explores modern conceptions of cultural patterns in the Middle Ages. It aims to bring medievalists into confrontation with the notion of medievalism itself, in order to chart the directions the field has taken in the past and may take in the future.
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Medievalism and Modernist Temper by Edited by Howard Bloch

"While modernists are currently so mired in the question of who did what to whom during World War II that they have lost a sense of intellectual urgency, the study of medieval literature and culture has never been more alive or at a more interestingly innovative stage." -- from the Introduction Medievalism and the Modernist Temper brings major and outstanding younger medievalists into confrontation with the notion of medievalism itself in order to chart the directions the field has taken in the past and may take in the future. The collection not only explores modern conceptions of cultural patterns in the Middle Ages but also makes a significant contribution to the wider field of sociology of knowledge in the humanities. In its largest sense, it is a study of the institution of modern scholarship, using medieval literature as a focus. Contributors are R. Howard Bloch, Alain Boureau, E. Jane Burns, Michael Camille, Alain Corbellari, John M. Ganim, John M. Graham, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, Suzanne Fleischman, David Hult, Carl Landauer, Seth Lerer, Stephen G. Nichols, Per Nykrog, and Jeffrey M. Peck. "This highly original, polemical and paradigm-shifting book challenges academics to look more closely at the ideological foundations of the very disciplines we practice. Perhaps its most extraordinary contribution to literary studies as a whole (and it emerges with luminous clarity from the editors' Introduction) is to offer a new, historicized means of reviving what was once known as 'source studies.'" -- Jody Enders, University of California, Santa Barbara

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Medievalism and Modernist Temper Reviews


"Is a highly welcome addition to understanding the meandering path of medevial studies becasue it sheds light on the particular ideological, regional, nationalistic, religious, or personal histories of the 'charter members' of that discipline."--Richard J. Lutz, 'Authurania' "This collection of essays recasts most of the established 'facts' of the last century of medival studies, by so doing it not only provides postmodernist conceptions of medevial cultural patterns but also contributes to the sociology of knowledge in the humanities. This volume can serve as a fine introduction to current trends in medieval studies and as a critical survey of the last century of scholarship."'--The Reader's Review' "Perhaps its most extraordinary contribution to literary studies as a whole (and it emerges with luminous clarity from the editors' Introduction) is to offer a new, historicized means of reviving what was once known as 'source studies.'"--Jody Enders, University of California, Santa Barbara

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GOR010092060
Medievalism and Modernist Temper by Edited by Howard Bloch
Edited by Howard Bloch
Parallax: Re-visions of Culture and Society
Used - Good
Paperback
Johns Hopkins University Press
1996-01-05
496
0801850878
9780801850875
N/A
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