Contesting the Medieval/Modern Binary
|Starts:||16:00 27 Oct 2015|
|Ends:||17:00 27 Oct 2015|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||John Rylands Research Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff|
The melding of disciplines, which seem upon first impression to be incompatible, has often been described as problematic and fruitless. In particular, the application of postcolonial theories to medieval subjects has prompted a number of criticisms by academics, ranging from concerns of anachronism to the (post-)modern colonization of the Middle Ages. Such a fusion can, however, provide the necessary means to productively think about the historical specificity of a text and the critical framework within which it is located. This discussion will therefore address some of the key components of my thesis’ methodological framing and its fundamental concern with the ways in which traditional literary studies can be re-read through, and transformed by, book-historical and postcolonial approaches to material culture."
Role: PhD Candidate, Italian Studies
Organisation: John Rylands Research Institute
Biography: Paul is currently working with Dr Guyda Armstrong on a doctorate in Italian Studies with support from the John Rylands Research Institute.
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