31 March, 2014

MEDIEVALISM NOW special announcement

Happy to announce a special issue of The Year's Work in Medievalism forthcoming in May. Entitled Medievalism NOW, and edited by Karl Fugelso, E. L. Risden, and yours truly, it will be available online and with full open access in May.  Contributors to this volume discuss areas in Medievalism studies that have received limited or no consideration in the past and make the case for future inclusion. To whet your appetite for reading the special issue, here is the TOC:

Karl Fugelso,  E. L. Risden, and Richard Utz

Ecomedievalism: Medievalism's Potential Futures in Ecocriticism and Ecomaterialism
Valerie B. Johnson, Georgia Institute of Technology

Lowering the Drawbridge
Amy S. Kaufman, Middle Tennessee State University

A Long Parenthesis Begins
Elena Levy-Navarro, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

There is No Word for Work in the Dragon Tongue
Kevin Moberly, Old Dominion University & Brent Moberly, Indiana University at Bloomington

Miyazaki's Medieval World:  Japanese Medievalism and the Rise of Anime
E. L. Risden, St. Norbert College

Embracing Our Marginalism:  Mitigating the Tyranny of a Central Paradigm
Karl Fugelso, Towson University

The Quest for a Deaf Lesbian Dwarf (or Anyone Else that Might Have Been Excluded) in Medievalist Video Games: A Response to Karl Fugelso’s ‘Manifesto’
Carol L. Robinson, Kent State University—Trumbull

Incipient Bureaucrat, Passionate Lover, and Amateur Medievalism of Early Modernity: The Example of Sir Henry Yelverton in the 1621 Parliament
Jesse Swan, University of Northern Iowa

Place and Time: Medievalism and Making Race
Helen Young, University of Sydney

Can We Talk About Religion, Please? Medievalism’s Eschewal of Religion, and Why it Matters
Richard Utz, Georgia Institute of Technology