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English Language Notes (2020) 58 (2): 50–63.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Helen Young Abstract This article considers how medievalism, particularly in its academic form of medieval studies, might contribute to decolonization through exploration of how the Western “cultural archive” (Smith, Decolonizing Methodologies ) draws on the teleological temporality embedded...
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English Language Notes (2020) 58 (2): 136–150.
Published: 01 October 2020
...J. V. Miranda Abstract Recently scholars have called for an Indigenous turn in medieval studies that challenges the historical assumptions of the field by actively engaging in a decolonial and anticolonial praxis. This essay argues that this turn must confront the problem of reciprocity that arises...
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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): 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): 64–82.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Afrodesia McCannon Abstract For many European nations, the Middle Ages became the site of their national origins. However, in scholarship of the same era, the period has been subject to infantilizing defamation and dismissal, even by those who claimed to be medievalists. Studies of medieval art...
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English Language Notes (2020) 58 (2): 83–100.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Erin E. Sweany Abstract While many areas of scholarship are already well into critical examinations of their global turns, one area that is not is the study of early medieval medicine. The number of global comparative approaches for this corpus are few and limited in scope, but this is an ideal...
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English Language Notes (2020) 58 (2): 1–17.
Published: 01 October 2020
... world. It needs a radical compassion that reaches out, that seeks collaboration, and that is open to possibilities that can only be imagined as other things fall into place. —Linda Tuhiwai Smith (Ngati Awa and Ngati Porou) Medieval studies is experiencing an Indigenous “turn.” 1 Like other...
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English Language Notes (2020) 58 (2): 101–120.
Published: 01 October 2020
..., facilitated by the very stone that had seemed to entrap her. Drawing on critical Indigenous studies, legal studies, and ecomaterialism, this essay concludes that both King Horn and “Yonec” offer a medieval British imaginary of lithic relational sovereignty that runs counter to teleological, naturalizing...
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English Language Notes (2020) 58 (2): 21–34.
Published: 01 October 2020
... various applications and afterlives. To do this, and also to begin with integrity the process of considering these questions, I want to recognize and complicate a potential perceived paradox that, I believe, is essential to the project of decolonizing medieval studies in particular and the larger...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 241–246.
Published: 01 April 2018
.... , 403 – 59 . Madison, WI : Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies , 1987 . Remensnyder Amy . La Conquistadora: The Virgin Mary at War and Peace in the Old and New Worlds . New York : Oxford University Press , 2014 . Remensnyder Amy . “ Marian Monarchy in Thirteenth-Century...
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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 (2020) 58 (2): 35–49.
Published: 01 October 2020
... already discussed Andrews, Heng, Rajendran, and Vernon, scholars creating new models that help us analyze the Middle Ages and medievalism in ways that dismantle racist, settler-colonial paradigms. 42 Beyond the study of the Middle Ages, I would like to mention the work of scholars based in New Mexico...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 197–202.
Published: 01 April 2018
....” The idea that one seeks and can achieve perfection, or knowledge of the divine, through study of holy texts and the perfection of the soul echoes a Sufi belief found in the work of medieval Andalusi thinkers, such as the early thirteenth-century Ibn ‘Arabi, whose ideal of the “perfect man” ( al-insān al...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 253–257.
Published: 01 April 2018
... Vink, “Indian Ocean Studies” ; Hofmeyr, “Complicating Sea.” 8 Hofmeyr, “Complicating Sea,” 585 . 9 Constable, Medieval Iberia , 230 . 10 Constable, Medieval Iberia , 231 . 11 Abd-Allah, “Islam and the Cultural Imperative,” 6 . 12 Abd-Allah, “Islam...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 259–261.
Published: 01 April 2018
... .” In Archeologia Abrahamica: Studies in Archaeology and Artistic Tradition of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam , edited by Beljaev Leonid A. , 433 – 44 . Moscow : Indrik , 2009 . Cuffel Alexandra . “ From Practice to Polemic: Shared Saints and Festivals as ‘Women’s Religion’ in the Medieval...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 219–222.
Published: 01 April 2018
... in the thirteenth century as a counter-theology to Christian polemics. While Jews were represented in medieval Christian discourse and art as blind to the true meaning of their own scriptures, overly carnal in their religious practices, and fruitlessly waiting for a messiah who would never come, Kabbalists...
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English Language Notes (2020) 58 (2): 121–135.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of Memory: A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 1990 . Carter Jill . “ Repairing the Web: Spiderwoman’s Children Staging the New Human Being .” PhD diss., University of Toronto , 2010 . Derrida Jacques . “ Differance .” In Speech...
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English Language Notes (2018) 56 (1): 223–229.
Published: 01 April 2018
... from my main geographic area of expertise, the Iberian Peninsula, which—borrowing from Sharon Kinoshita—is where I put the foot of my compass while studying the Mediterranean. In this brief piece, I will argue not only that medieval and early modern mystical traditions are political but that those...
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English Language Notes (2020) 58 (2): 18–20.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Ozhibii’aan Giiwedinoodin/Margaret Noodin Copyright © 2020 Regents of the University of Colorado 2020 Ancient , old , middle , and modern are relative terms that have taken on specific meanings in medieval, literary, and linguistic studies. Similarly, the terms pagan and civilized...
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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...