This is the first volume fully dedicated to Iberoamerican neomedievalisms. It examines “the Middle Ages” and its uses in Iberoamerica: the Spanish and Portuguese American postcolonies. It is an especially timely topic as scholars in neomedievalism studies become increasingly conscious that the field has different trajectories outside Europe and beyond the English-speaking world.
The collection provides needed alternatives to the by-now standardized understanding of neomedievalism as allied to nationalism, nostalgia, xenophobia, origin stories, elitism, and white Christian identity. It dislocates the field from its established trends and finds generative, yet unexplored examples of neomedievalism: political, religious, literary, and gendered. The volume will be of interest to established scholars of neomedievalism studies, to scholars of Latin America, and to the new and growing generation of students and colleagues interested in truly global neomedievalist studies.
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- Nadia R. Altschul — 1. Postcolonizing Neomedievalism: An Introduction
- Hernán G. H. Taboada — 2. The Criollo Invention of the Middle Ages
- Mário Jorge da Motta Bastos — 3. A Militant and Peasant-Based Medieval History in Brazil
- Clínio de Oliveira Amaral — 4. Neomedievalism and the Hagiography of Valdemiro Santiago
- Luiz Guerra — 5. The “Middle Ages” in the Brazilian Presidential Elections of 2018
- Maria Ruhlmann — 6. Averroes in Mid-Colonial and Inter-Imperial Cordoba
- Heather Sottong — 7. Hypermedievalizing and De-Medievalizing Dante
- M. J. Toswell — 8. Borges and Kennings
- Juan Manuel Lacalle — 9. Memory, Desire, and Sexual Identity in Manuel Mujica Lainez’s El unicornio
- Rebecca De Souza — 10. Rewriting and Visualizing the Cid