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Representing Difference in the Medieval and Modern Orientalist Romance

Amy Burge
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
Language
English
Series
The New Middle Ages
ISBN
9781137601315 (hardback)
Summary
"This book, the first full-length cross-period comparison of medieval and modern literature, offers cutting edge research into the textual and cultural legacy of the Middle Ages: a significant and growing area of scholarship. At the juncture of literary, cultural and gender studies, and capitalizing on a renewed interest in popular western representations of the Islamic east, this book proffers innovative case studies on representations of cross-religious and cross-cultural romantic relationships in a selection of late medieval and twenty-first century Orientalist popular romances. Comparing the tropes, characterization and settings of these literary phenomena, and focusing on gender, religion, and ethnicity, the study exposes the historical roots of current romance representations of the east, advancing research in Orientalism, (neo)medievalism and medieval cultural studies. Fundamentally, Representing Difference invites a closer look at medieval and modern popular attitudes towards the east, as represented in romance, and the kinds of solutions proposed for its apparent problems. "--
"The Orientalist romance, in the late medieval period and in modernity, is emblematic of popular attitudes towards the east. This book, which directly compares medieval and modern romances, offers detailed case studies on how these texts represent sameness and difference in gender, ethnicity, and religion"--
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note
  • Romance in the East: An Introduction1. Saracens and Sheikhs: Romance in Context2. Geographies of Fantasy: Exploring the Romance East3. "For you are a man and she is a maid": Gender and the East4. 'Neither Fish Nor Fowl": Representing Difference, Fabricating Sameness5. Romancing the Abduction MotifRomance in the East: ConclusionsAppendix 1: List of Middle English Verse Romances containing SaracensAppendix 2: List of Sheikh and Desert Romances Published in Britain by Mills & Boon, 1909-2009.
Description
pages cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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