The Persistence of Medievalism: Narrative Adventures in Contemporary Culture
New York: Palgrave/ Macmillan, 2002
Angela J. Weisl, Ph.D. Department of English
Through an exploration of several contemporary cultural phenomena, this book reveals the narrative underpinnings of public discourse. The ways these particular forms of storytelling shape our assumptions are examined through a series of examples that demonstrate the intrinsic ways medievalism persists in the modern world, thus perpetuating archaic ideas of gender, ideology, and doctrine.