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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Are there limits to globalising the medieval?
Author(s): De Souza, Rebecca
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Keywords: Literature and Literary Theory
Cultural Studies
Issue Date: Mar-2024
Date Deposited: 5-Mar-2024
Citation: De Souza R (2024) Are there limits to globalising the medieval?. <i>postmedieval</i>, 15, pp. 257-283.
Abstract: The aim of this article is threefold: firstly, it seeks to critique, from the perspective of Iberian and Latin American studies, the Eurocentrism inherent in the research programme known as the ‘Global Middle Ages’ that has emerged in the last two decades in Humanities faculties primarily in the USA and Europe. Secondly, it argues that the identification of global neomedievalism is particu larly indicative of the Eurocentric limits of the global medieval paradigm, which is illustrated with several examples from Hispanophone contexts. Lastly, it proposes some alternative theoretical frames through which to analyse the his stories of diverse geographies, which seek to account for multiple global tem poralities in different linguistic traditions without reinforcing the medieval/modern construction that is in turn rooted in systemic forms of racism and antiblackness.
DOI Link: 10.1057/s41280-024-00309-2
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