Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

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With contributions from 29 leading international scholars, this is the first single-volume guide to the appropriation of medieval texts in contemporary culture. Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture covers a comprehensive range of media, including literature, film, TV, comics book adaptations, electronic media, performances, and commercial merchandise and tourism. Its lively chapters range from Spamalot to the RSC, Beowulf to Merlin, computer games to internet memes, opera to Young Adult fiction and contemporary poetry, and much more. Also included is a companion website aimed at general readers, academics, and students interested in the burgeoning field of Medieval afterlives, complete with: - Further reading/weblinks - 'My favourite' guides to contemporary medieval appropriations - Images and interviews - Guide to library archives and manuscript collections - Guide to heritage collections... undead, Tauren (half-human, half-bull), Troll, Blood elf for the horde). races then yield specific classes (Druid, mage, Paladin, Priest, shaman ... While the characters in the World of Warcraft (WoW) are recognizably Tolkeinesque and medievalish, the gameworld likewise carries a ... action, while a#39;questinga#39; or a#39; levellinga#39; their characters to higher stages of achievement, skill and talent a€“ now up to Level 90.

Title:Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture
Author:Gail Ashton
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing - 2015-03-12


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