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Affective medievalism: Love, abjection and discontent

Thomas Prendergast and Stephanie Trigg


This book destabilises the customary disciplinary and epistemological oppositions between medieval studies and modern medievalism. It argues that the twinned concepts of “the medieval” and post-medieval “medievalism” are mutually though unevenly constitutive, not just in the contemporary era, but from the medieval period on. Medieval and medievalist culture share similar concerns about the nature of temporality, and the means by which we approach or “touch” the past, whether through textual or material culture, or the conceptual frames through which we approach those artefacts. Those approache ... More

Keywords: Medievalism, Medieval Studies, Love, Affect, Modernity, Disciplinarity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781526126863
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526126863.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Prendergast, author
Professor of English at the College of Wooster

Stephanie Trigg, author
Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Melbourne