Medievalism and the Modernist Temper

ISBN-10: 0801850878

ISBN-13: 9780801850875

Edition: 1996

Authors: R. Howard Bloch, Stephen G. Nichols

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"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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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Introduction
Modernism and the Politics of Medieval Studies
National Identity and the Politics of Publishing the Troubadours
The Science of Imposture and the Professionalization of Medieval Occitan Literary Studies
"In the Beginning Was the Word": Germany and the Origins of German Studies
The Myth of Medieval Romance
"Du bon et du bon marche": The Abbe Migne's Fabulous Industrialization of the Church Fathers
Gaston Paris and the Invention of Courtly Love
Feminism and the Discipline of Old French Studies: Une Bele Disjointure
Joseph Bedier, Philologist and Writer
A Warrior Scholar at the College de France: Joseph Bedier
Making Mimesis: Erich Auerbach and the Institutions of Medieval Studies
Ernst Robert Curtius and the Topos of the Literary Critic
Kantorowicz, or the Middle Ages as Refuge
Philological Iconoclasm: Edition and Image in the Vie de Saint Alexis
Methodologies and Ideologies in Historical Grammar: A Case Study from Old French
A Sad and Weary History: The Grundriss der romanischen Literaturen des Mittelalters
Preface to Kinder- und Hausmarchen gesammelt durch die Bruder Grimm(1819)
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