Sunday, December 14, 2014

Coming Soon: The Middle Ages on Television

Medievalism on television gets some much-deserved attention in this upcoming book from McFarland. Place your pre-orders now:

The Middle Ages on Television: Critical Essays
Edited by Meriem Pagès and Karolyn Kinane

Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-7941-2
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-4766-2009-1
notes, bibliography, index
softcover (6 x 9) 2015
Price: $40.00
Not Yet Published, Available Spring/Summer 2015

About the Book
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 “medieval” 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 Avalon.

Full contents will be posted separately when it becomes available. 

About the Editors:
Meriem Pages is an associate professor of English at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. Karolyn Kinane is an associate professor of English and Director of the Medieval and Renaissance Forum at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, New Hampshire.