Session1710
TitleBeyond Medievalism: New to Old across Place, Bodies, and Language, III
Date/TimeThursday 7 July 2022: 14.15-15.45
 
OrganiserFrancesca Brooks, Department of English & Related Literature, University of York
Emma Nuding, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
 
Moderator/ChairEmma Nuding, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
 
Paper 1710-a Contemporary Poetry Does Scholarship: Fringe or more 'Authentic' Old English Studies?
(Language: English)
Carl Kears, Department of English, King's College London
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Comparative; Language and Literature - Old English; Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1710-b Forms of Unknowing: Contemplative Medievalism
(Language: English)
Cary S. Howie, Department of Romance Studies, Cornell University
Index Terms: Gender Studies; Language and Literature - Comparative; Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1710-c Into the Witnessing Cosmos of Unbound Time: The Medievalisms of Derek Jarman and Robert Glück
(Language: English)
Emily M. Harless, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Manchester
Index Terms: Language and Literature - Comparative; Medievalism and Antiquarianism; Sexuality
 
AbstractThese sessions examine movements across and between the medieval, the modern, and the contemporary in literature, by bringing together researchers and practitioners. Reflecting on processes that allow us to cross the temporal and physical boundaries of language, place, material culture, and performance, these papers will discuss poetic practices that collapse distinctions between the 'medieval' and the 'modern'. They will be bidirectional in thinking of the Middle Ages as not just source material, but as live material. How might we submit to or inhabit practices of contemplation we find in medieval 'matter' right now? How is medieval culture changed or transformed when it is reread through modern works? Where might this thinking backwards get us?