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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (3): 657–659.
Published: 01 September 2023
... Edited by Marcel Elias Volume 55 / Number 3 / September 2025 The late 1990s and early 2000s witnessed the publication of a substantial body of scholarship exploring the intersections and points of friction between medieval studies and postcolonial theory. Yet over the past twenty years, the field...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (2): 441–443.
Published: 01 May 2024
... of a substantial body of scholarship exploring the intersections and points of friction between medieval studies and postcolonial theory. Yet, over the past twenty years, the field of postcolonial studies has developed and diversified considerably, signaling the urgent need for new contributions by medievalists...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2024) 54 (1): 217–219.
Published: 01 January 2024
... / September 2025 The late 1990s and early 2000s witnessed the publication of a substantial body of scholarship exploring the intersections and points of friction between medieval studies and postcolonial theory. Yet, over the past twenty years, the field of postcolonial studies has developed...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2004) 34 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 January 2004
... our newer interests in subalterns, crusades, borderlands, or that medieval world mapped by Jeffrey Jerome Cohen as a “postcolonial Middle Ages.” Such a world “has no frontiers, only heterogeneous borderlands with multiple centers” and “a reconfigured geog- raphy” that includes “Asia, Africa...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (3): 431–448.
Published: 01 September 2000
... of Modernity from within Modernity itself. There are risks inherent, of course, in the adoption of colonial/ postcolonial perspectives as a way of getting at the “problem” of The Middle Ages. Most obviously, we risk reimporting the very hegemonies we are work- ing...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 113–146.
Published: 01 January 2001
... / $2.00. JMEMS31.1-05 Cohen 2/26/01 7:00 PM Page 114 of psychoanalysis and the temporally circumscribed discourses of medieval and postcolonial studies, especially as they relate to the construction of race in late medieval France and England. These three modes...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 January 2002
... in Current The- ories of Colonial Discourse,” Benita Parry noted the deconstructive ten- dency to produce “a theory assigning absolute power to the hegemonic dis- course in constituting and disarticulating the native.” She criticized even the leading postcolonial theorist, Gayatri Spivak...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (3): 519–545.
Published: 01 September 2000
..., in the glittering hall of Camelot, or the cloistered cell of Almesbury. —John Woolley, Professor, University of Sydney1 Medievalism and postcolonialism Launcelot gallops through bush land, while the dead Elaine floats inland from the harbor up...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2016) 46 (2): 233–262.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., Postcolonial Fictions in the “Roman de Perceforest”: Cul- tural Identities and Hybridities (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2007), has analyzed ideas of wildness and civilization in the romance from a postcolonial perspective, showing how the king’s civilizing mission visvis the savage natives he...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2023) 53 (2): 201–224.
Published: 01 May 2023
... that they have generated. 6 Because my aim here is neither so synthetic nor so oriented toward critics of the poem, I address these fuller histories only indirectly. Nor do I engage with the many readings of the poem informed by postcolonial theory, productive though such examinations have been. 7 Instead...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (1): 23–45.
Published: 01 January 2003
... be conjured up and absorbed into a new Christian self, the ways in which Christian empire could be built on the remains of the Jew. To this end I shall make use of recent strands of postcolonial criti- cism, strategies for reading imperial and colonial texts that emphasize not only the brute...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2007) 37 (3): 595–620.
Published: 01 September 2007
... have made visible the long and complex lineages of these contemporary polarizations, arguing that cul- ture wars of the premodern world are indeed the precursors of colonial and postcolonial divisions, while others have preferred to illuminate an equally long history of porous boundaries between...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2002) 32 (2): 425–426.
Published: 01 May 2002
... features many examples of empire-building and is noticeably marked by both imperial acts and (post-) colonial fantasies. Yet these subjects barely register in contemporary analyses of national, colonial, or postcolonial formations. The aim of this special issue of JMEMS is not simply to rectify...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2003) 33 (2): 281–309.
Published: 01 May 2003
... into the postcolonial; and the enabling move is Kathleen Biddick’s proposition that “the periodization of colonial- ism . . . begins to look very different if one includes Jews.”22 This move 290 Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies / 33.2 / 2003 occurred at the same time as some fine work on the body...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2021) 51 (2): 321–365.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the intention of postcolonial theory, which, in removing from the word postcolonial the hyphen between the prefix and the adjective it describes refers not to two moments—the before and after of early modern conquest—but to social conditions of subjugation that exist in occupied, dependent, diasporic...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2011) 41 (3): 459–462.
Published: 01 September 2011
... in the Mediterranean — drawn, either directly or indirectly, on new questions about the past enabled by recent work in Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 41:3, Fall 2011 DOI 10.1215/10829636-­1363909  © 2011 by Duke University Press cultural history, postcolonial studies...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2009) 39 (1): 7–30.
Published: 01 January 2009
... this hybridity and the phobic reaction to it. It depicts the con- verso as a grotesque, composite animal, a kind of monster. See the edition by Dwayne Carpenter, Alborayque (Mérida: Editora Regional de Extremadura, 2005). For the usefulness of postcolonial theory’s exploration of “the discordant...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2001) 31 (1): 1–38.
Published: 01 January 2001
... discourses of race to explain differences among peoples who appear, especially from Western perspectives, homogeneous in color, territo- rial origins, and shared histories. Postcolonial analyses that preceded renewed conflicts (1985–90) identified “race”—here defined...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2008) 38 (2): 197–228.
Published: 01 May 2008
... and Medievalism,” in The Postcolonial Middle Ages, ed. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (New York: Palgrave, 2001), 105 – 22 and 123 – 34, respectively. See also John V. Tolan, Saracens: Islam in the Medieval European Imagination (New York: Columbia Univer- sity Press, 2002). Lucy K. Pick’s critique of Said...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (2000) 30 (3): 547–574.
Published: 01 September 2000
... 549 JMEMS30.3-07.Brown 9/1/00 5:05 PM Page 550 medieval, and have someplace exotic to fly to when modern life got too, well, modern. Or so that we could have a convenient Other against which to define ourselves. Colonial and postcolonial theory does...