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English Language Notes (2020) 58 (2): 1–17.
Published: 01 October 2020
... it today? Thinking through these and other questions related to the Indigenous turn in medieval studies opens up the possibility of deep relationality between the two disciplines, enabling Indigenous studies scholars to ask, What kind of future is gained when the medieval past is Indigenized, seen...
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English Language Notes (2020) 58 (2): 167–179.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Tarren Andrews; Wallace Cleaves Abstract In this interview Bitterroot Salish medievalist Tarren Andrews and Tongva medievalist Wallace Cleaves discuss the past, present, and future of medieval studies. Their conversation focuses on what it means and has meant to be a Native American scholar...
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English Language Notes (2020) 58 (2): 21–34.
Published: 01 October 2020
... profoundly unsound is the notion that modern European or North American settler perspectives are meaningfully more connected to a medieval past than less privileged perspectives. Certainly, our culture is tellingly and profoundly influenced by our medieval past, but no one subject position realistically can...
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English Language Notes (2020) 58 (2): 151–166.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Stephen Yeager Abstract This essay describes a plan for Indigenizing medieval studies that has two elements. The first is an area of research inquiry, “The Global Far North, 500–1500 CE,” which moves past the written records of the Vinland sagas to privilege alternative forms of evidence about...
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English Language Notes (2020) 58 (2): 50–63.
Published: 01 October 2020
... . Binghamton, NY : Medieval and Renaissance Texts , 1998 . McNiven Ian J. , and Russell Lynette . Appropriated Pasts: Indigenous Peoples and the Colonial Culture of Archaeology . Oxford : AltaMira , 2005 . Mead Jenna . “ Medievalism on Country .” In The Global South...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (2): 51–54.
Published: 01 October 2018
... own medieval past but also set it apart from other non-Western cultures in the world. Why, asked the popular American historian Daniel Boorstin, did not the Chinese, the Arabs, or the Indians discover America? The reason, in his view, was an essential difference in the history of humanity between...
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English Language Notes (2020) 58 (2): 64–82.
Published: 01 October 2020
.... The large and growing body of scholarly work and conference panels that explore the uses of the Middle Ages testifies to the importance of the dynamic between the past and present in medieval studies. The representation of the Middle Ages in the nineteenth century is notable, both in Europe...
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English Language Notes (2020) 58 (2): 136–150.
Published: 01 October 2020
... that a medieval past informed by Indigenous studies will shed light on the logics that impose, reveal, and disrupt modern forms of sovereignty that justify and legislate colonial and imperial governance. What this comparative ethics will look like when incommensurability may be the outcome can be answered only...
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English Language Notes (2020) 58 (2): 101–120.
Published: 01 October 2020
... risks of reading sovereignty lineally in medieval texts. To search works like “Yonec” and King Horn for a genealogical trace of present-day territoriality is to project an implicit we onto the past, rendering it at once teleological and exclusive. This we both delimits and conditions readers...
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English Language Notes (2020) 58 (2): 83–100.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of other cultures and reifies a pejorative view of the past. 9 With Eurocentric models of time firmly in place, the Middle Ages also, in Heng’s words, “became universalized”; that is, their cultural influence (or perceived cultural influence via medievalisms) is extended throughout “locations...
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English Language Notes (2020) 58 (2): 35–49.
Published: 01 October 2020
... . Miyashiro Adam . “ Our Deeper Past: Race, Settler Colonialism, and Medieval Heritage Politics .” In “Critical Race and the Middle Ages,” edited by Kim Dorothy . Special issue, Literature Compass 16 , nos. 9–10 ( 2019 ). doi.org./10.1111/lic3.12550 . Oak Lake Writers Society . “ Home...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 241–246.
Published: 01 April 2018
... focused on individual aspects of mysticism, I wish to devote space to corporate interactions. As Beckwith has shown, such a treatment has generally been eschewed in the past, promoting instead understandings of medieval mysticism as a modern distillation of the Weberian “protestant ethic” with the only...
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English Language Notes (2020) 58 (2): 121–135.
Published: 01 October 2020
... to approach texts from a new perspective. In red reading a text like The Book of Margery Kempe , with its emphasis on holism and fluid consciousness, we can reach past the orality and textuality at the forefront of the text to interrogate and explore the liminality of a third (ghostly) consciousness. Works...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 7–20.
Published: 01 April 2018
... have to do is expand our reach in the past, read more widely and more critically. This involves reading Marguerite and Mechthild along with Eckhart in the medieval period, or in the modern, recognizing the role of, say, the Haitian Revolution alongside that of the US and French revolutions and asking...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 43–52.
Published: 01 April 2018
.... In the late ancient and medieval periods, it shows, those seeking God undertake ritualized repetition of prayers, reading, and bodily mortification. In texts teaching apophasis, students learn within the context of a personal relationship to the teacher, as students seek to repeat the practices, stances...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 237–240.
Published: 01 April 2018
... and essentialism of contemporary perceptions of mystically inclined Muslims, past and present? In undertaking the pursuit of mysticism and politics historically, scholars must ask what impact and import such scholarship might have within the contemporary world. We have seen, to some extent, what consequences...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 263–267.
Published: 01 April 2018
... discussion list is an example of platforms that globalize the study of history. 2 Outlets like the Journal of Transcultural Medieval Studies and the newly founded University of California project “The Middle Ages in the Wider World” aim to push medieval studies beyond western Europe. 3 Monographs...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 83–96.
Published: 01 April 2018
... differences. Less well known is how later Islamic scholars incorporated these sources into their own retellings of the stories that all three texts—the Qur’an, the Hebrew Bible, and the New Testament—share. In this article I examine the poetry of Abdülvasi Çelebi, a medieval Ottoman Islamic scholar, in a book...
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English Language Notes (2019) 57 (2): 22–42.
Published: 01 October 2019
... decades of Chicana/o/x cultural and literary scholarship, primarily critiqued for its appropriation of indigenous identity that, as María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo contends, romanticized it “as an ancestral past rather than recognizing contemporary Indians as coinhabitants not only of this continent...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 139–152.
Published: 01 April 2018
... as the basis for scholars drawing direct links between ancient and medieval mystical texts, works of “negative theology” (or “apophasis”) broadly construed, and any number of phenomenological, hermeneutical, and/or postmodern enterprises. And it is in one or another of these approximate senses (amplified...