The Contemporary Medieval in Practice

by Clare A. Lees (Author), Gillian R. Overing (Author)
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Contemporary arts, both
practice and methods, offer medieval scholars innovative ways to examine,
explore, and reframe the past. Medievalists offer contemporary studies
insights into cultural works of the past that have been made or reworked in
the present. Creative-critical writing invites the adaptation of scholarly
style using forms such as the dialogue, short essay, and the poem; these are, the
authors argue, appropriate ways to explore innovative pathways from the
contemporary to the medieval, and vice versa. Speculative and non-traditional, The Contemporary Medieval in Practice
adapts the conventional scholarly essay to reflect its cross-disciplinary,
creative subject.



This book ‘does’ Medieval
Studies differently by bringing it into relation with the field of contemporary
arts and by making ‘practice’, in the sense used by contemporary arts and by
creative-critical writing, central to it. Intersecting with a number of urgent
critical discourses and cultural practices, such as the study of the
environment and the ethics of understanding bodies, identities, and histories,
this short, accessible book offers medievalists a distinctive voice in
multi-disciplinary, trans-chronological, collaborative conversations about the
Humanities. Its subject is early medieval British culture, often termed
Anglo-Saxon Studies (c. 500–1100), and its relation with, use of, and
re-working in contemporary visual, poetic, and material culture (after
1950).

Praise for The Contemporary Medieval In Practice

‘The Contemporary Medieval in Practice is both wise and unafraid to take risks. Fully
embedded in scholarship yet reaching into unmapped territory, the authors move
across disciplines and forge surprising links. Thought-provoking and evocative,
this is a book that will have an impact that far belies its modest length.’
Linda Anderson, Newcastle University

'Intersecting with a number of urgent critical discourses and cultural practices, such as the study of the environment and the ethics of understanding bodies, identities, and histories, this short, accessible book offers medievalists a distinctive voice in multi-disciplinary, trans-chronological, collaborative conversations about the Humanities.'
Medievalists.net


Format
EPUB
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DRM Protected
Publication date
October 07, 2019
Publisher
ISBN
9781787354685
Paper ISBN
9781787354661
File size
8 MB
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