Synopses & Reviews
The increased importance of minority and subjugated voices has led to a new interest in the effects of colonization and displacement on medieval culture. The essays examine the establishment of colony, empire, and nationalism in order to expose the mechanisms of oppression through which “aboriginal,” “native” or simply pre-existent cultures are displaced, eradicated, or transformed.
About the Author
Jeffrey Jerome Cohen is Associate Professor of English and Human Sciences at George Washington University. He blogs at http://www.inthemedievalmiddle.com/.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Midcolonial--Jeffrey Jerome Cohen * From Due East to True North: Orientalism and Orientation--Suzanne Conklin Akbari * Coming Out of Exile: Dante on the Orient Express--Kathleen Biddick * Chaucer after Smithfield: From Postcolonial Writer to Imperialist Author--John M. Bowers * Cilician Armenian Metissage and Hetoums La Fleur des histoires de la--Glenn Burger * Hybrids, Monsters, Borderlands: The Bodies of Gerald of Wales--Jeffrey Jerome Cohen * Time Behind the Veil: The Media, the Middle Ages and Orientalism Now--Kathleen Davis * Native Studies: Orientalism and Medievalism--John M. Ganim * The Romance of England: Richard Coer de Lyon, Saracens, Jews & the Politics of Race and Nation--Geraldine Heng * Marking Time: Branwen, Daughter of Llyr and the Colonial Refrain--Patricia Ingham * Fetishism, 1927, 1614, 1461--Steven F. Kruger * Common Language and Common Profit--Kellie Robertson * Alien Nation: Londons Aliens and Lydgates Mummings for the Mercers and Goldsmiths--Claire Sponsler * Postcolonial Chaucer and the Virtual Jew--Sylvia Tomasch * Imperial Fetishism: Prester John among the Natives--Michael Uebel