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Affective Medievalism

Love, Abjection and Discontent

Thomas A. Prendergast Stephanie Trigg



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Manchester University Press
30 April 2020
This book investigates the troubled relationship between medieval studies and medievalism. Acknowledging that the medieval and medievalism are mutually constitutive, and that their texts can be read using similar strategies, it argues that medieval writers offer powerful models for the ways in which contemporary desire determines the constitution of the past. This desire can not only connect us with the past but can reconnect readers in the present with the lost history of what may be called the 'medievalism of the medievals'. In other words, to come to terms with the history of the medieval is to understand that it already offers us a model of how to relate to the past. -- .
By:   Thomas A. Prendergast, Stephanie Trigg
Imprint:   Manchester University Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 138mm, 
ISBN:   9781526147998
ISBN 10:   1526147998
Series:   Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture
Pages:   168
Publication Date:   30 April 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Thomas A. Prendergast is Professor of English at the College of Wooster Stephanie Trigg is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor of English Literature at the University of Melbourne -- .

Reviews for Affective Medievalism: Love, Abjection and Discontent

'In their project to legitimize affect in medieval studies, Prendergast and Trigg examine the dialectic between the medieval past and subsequent representations of that past. Their considerations weave a densely learned tapestry.' Studies in the Age of Chaucer -- .

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