The Middle Ages on Television

The Middle Ages on Television

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The past decade has seen a resurgence of popular interest in the Middle Ages. Television in particular has presented a wide and diverse array of qmedievalq offerings. Yet there exists little scholarship on television medievalism. This collection fills this gap with 10 new essays focusing on the depiction of the Middle Ages in popular culture and questioning the role of television in shaping our ideas about past and present. The contributors discuss the currency of television medievalism, emphasizing the need for scholars of contemporary medievalism to pay attention to its manifestations on the small screen. The essays cover a range of topics, including genre, gender and sexuality. Series covered include Game of Thrones, Merlin, Full Metal Jousting, Joan of Arcadia, Tudors, Camelot and Mists of, whose use of the medieval has been examined repeatedly by scholarsa€” examples of such recent scholarship on a€œmedievala€ films include A Knight at the Movies (2003), The Reel Middle Ages (2006), and The Medieval Hero on Screen anbsp;...

Title:The Middle Ages on Television
Author: Meriem Pages, Karolyn Kinane
Publisher:McFarland - 2015-04-16

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