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Author Fitzpatrick, KellyAnn,
Title Neomedievalism, popular culture, and the academy : from Tolkien to Game of Thrones / KellyAnn Fitzpatrick.
Imprint Cambridge : D.S. Brewer, [2019]

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Author Fitzpatrick, KellyAnn,
Series Medievalism ; Volume 16.
Medievalism (Series) ; v. 16.
Subject Middle Ages in popular culture.
Middle Ages.
Description 1 online resource (xxii, 220 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The academy and the making of neomedievalism -- Tolkien : from medieval studies to medievalist fantasy -- Hollywood genders the neomedieval : Sleeping Beauty, Beowulf, Maleficent -- Game of Thrones : neomedievalism and the myths of inheritance -- Magic: The Gathering and the markets of neomedievalism -- Digital gaming : coding a connective neomedievalism.
Summary "Medievalism -- the ways in which post-medieval societies perceive, interpret, reimagine, or appropriate the Middle Ages -- permeates popular culture. From Disney princesses to Game of Thrones, medieval fairs to World of Warcraft, contemporary culture keeps finding new ways to reinvent and repackage the period. Medievalism itself, then, continues to evolve while it is also subject to technological advances, prominent invocations in political discourse, and the changing priorities of the academy. This has led some scholars to adopt the term "neomedievalism", a concept originating in part from the work of the late Umberto Eco, which calls for new avenues of inquiry into the ways we think about the medieval. This book examines recent evolutions of (neo)medievalism across multiple media, from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings to the film Beowulf and medieval gaming. These evolutions can take the form of what one might consider to be pop culture objects of critique (art, commodity, amusement park, video game) or academic tools of critique (monographs, articles, lectures, university seminars). It is by reconciling these seemingly disparate forms that we can better understand the continual, interconnected, and often politicized reinvention of the Middle Ages in both popular and academic culture."-- Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1787447022 (electronic book)
9781787447028 (electronic bk.)
9781843845416 (hardback)
1843845415 (hardback)
OCLC # 1124615555
Additional Format Print version: Fitzpatrick, KellyAnn. Neomedievalism, popular culture, and the academy. Cambridge : D.S. Brewer, 2019 9781843845416 (OCoLC)1120164446.

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