International Medievalisms Conference

Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 08:30 to Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 15:30

In 2014, Louise D’Arcens and Andrew Lynch defined international medievalism as ‘a domain of cultural practice in which geographical, cultural, and temporal demarcations are brought into question’. The aim of this conference is to take a broad chronological view of medievalism as a cross-cultural and transnational practice, from its earliest stages during the Reformation to recent online ‘banal medievalism’ (Andrew Elliott, 2017). It will explore the ways in which members of (imagined) communities and cultural groupings have made use and mis-use of apparently medieval texts, images, and ideas which are associated, or perceived to be associated, with the pasts of other communities, regions, or nations. The conference aims to chart and debate international medievalisms from a variety of methodological and disciplinary perspectives including literature, languages, architecture, and the visual arts