Correspondences: Medievalism in Scholarship and the Arts

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Tom Shippey, T. A. Shippey, Martin Arnold
DS Brewer, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 243 pages
The 19th century was a time of fierce national competition for the "ownership" of medieval documents and the legitimation of national histories. This volume contains papers dealing with the attempts of French scholars to claim English documents (and vice versa), as also of disputes between Scandinavian and British scholars, and Dutch, German and Italian scholars. Regionalism is also a repeated topic, with claims made for the autonomy of Frisia within the Netherlands, and Languedoc within France. Other papers deal with the rediscovery of medieval music, with early American attempts to redirect the course of 20th century poetry by appeal to medieval precedent, and with the continuing vitality of Dante's Divina Commedia (especially the Inferno) in the light of 20th century experience.
The volume as a whole sheds new light on the whole process of appropriating history, which remains a vital and contentious topic, both inside and outside the academic world.
CONTRIBUTORS: MARK BURDE, MAGNUS FJALLDAL, ALPITA DE JONG, ANNETTE KREUZIGER-HERR, NILS HOLGER PETERSEN, RACHEL DRESSLER, KARL FUGELS, WILLIAM QUINN, PETER CHRISTENSEN
 

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Contents

Medievalism
1
Magnús Fjalldal
30
Joast Halbertsma Jacob Grimm and Count Carlo Alpita de Jong
51
Annette KreutzigerHerr
81
The Medievalism of Carl Maria von Webers Nils Holger Petersen
110
Those effigies which belonged to the English Rachel Dressler
143
Commedia Images in the NeoGothic Ages Karl Fugelso
175
Harriet Monroe as QueenCritic of Chaucer William Quinn
200
Zoë Oldenbourg the Albigensian Crusade Peter Christensen
217
Notes on Contributors
241
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About the author (2005)

Tom Shippey taught at Oxford University at the same time as J. R. R. Tolkien & with the same syllabus, which gives him an intimate familiarity with the works that fueled Tolkien's imagination. He subsequently held the chair of English language & medieval literature at Leeds University that Tolkien had previously held. He currently holds the Walter J. Ong Chair of Humanities at St. Louis University in Missouri.

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