Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media

With a double focus on recursive narrative frames and the cinematic paratexts of medieval and early modern film, this book calls our attention to strange, sometimes opaque phenomena in film and literary theory that have previously gone ...

Author: R. Burt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230614567

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 279

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Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media contextualizes historical films in an innovative way - not only relating them to the history of cinema, but also to premodern and early modern media. This philological approach to the (pre)history of cinema engages both old media such as scrolls, illuminated manuscripts, the Bayeux Tapestry, and new digital media such as DVDs, HD DVDs, and computers. Burt examines the uncanny repetitions that now fragment films into successively released alternate cuts and extras (footnote tracks, audiocommentaries, and documentaries) that (re)structure and reframe historical films, thereby presenting new challenges to historicist criticism and film theory. With a double focus on recursive narrative frames and the cinematic paratexts of medieval and early modern film, this book calls our attention to strange, sometimes opaque phenomena in film and literary theory that have previously gone unrecognized.
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Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media

With a double focus on recursive narrative frames and the cinematic paratexts of medieval and early modern film, this book calls our attention to strange, sometimes opaque phenomena in film and literary theory that have previously gone ...

Author: R. Burt

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230601251

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 279

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Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media contextualizes historical films in an innovative way - not only relating them to the history of cinema, but also to premodern and early modern media. This philological approach to the (pre)history of cinema engages both old media such as scrolls, illuminated manuscripts, the Bayeux Tapestry, and new digital media such as DVDs, HD DVDs, and computers. Burt examines the uncanny repetitions that now fragment films into successively released alternate cuts and extras (footnote tracks, audiocommentaries, and documentaries) that (re)structure and reframe historical films, thereby presenting new challenges to historicist criticism and film theory. With a double focus on recursive narrative frames and the cinematic paratexts of medieval and early modern film, this book calls our attention to strange, sometimes opaque phenomena in film and literary theory that have previously gone unrecognized.
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Teaching Medieval and Early Modern Cross Cultural Encounters

Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. Chun,Wendy Hui Kyong, and Thomas Keenan, eds. New Media, Old Media: A ...

Author: K. Attar

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137465726

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

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Drawing from theatre, English studies, and art history, among others, these essays discuss the challenges and rewards of teaching medieval and early modern texts in the 21st-century university. Topics range from the intersections of race, religion, gender, and nation in cross-cultural encounters to the use of popular culture as pedagogical tools.
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Gender and Song in Early Modern England

4 Richard Burt, Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), 8. 5 Gérard Genette, Paratexts: Thresholds of Interpretation, ...

Author: Leslie C. Dunn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317130475

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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Song offers a vital case study for examining the rich interplay of music, gender, and representation in the early modern period. This collection engages with the question of how gender informed song within particular textual, social, and spatial contexts in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. Bringing together ongoing work in musicology, literary studies, and film studies, it elaborates an interdisciplinary consideration of the embodied and gendered facets of song, and of song’s capacity to function as a powerful-and flexible-gendered signifier. The essays in this collection draw vivid attention to song as a situated textual and musical practice, and to the gendered processes and spaces of song's circulation and reception. In so doing, they interrogate the literary and cultural significance of song for early modern readers, performers, and audiences.
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Desire and Dramatic Form in Early Modern England

... Queer Theory and American Kiddie Culture (London: Macmillan, 1998), and Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).

Author: Judith Deborah Haber

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521518673

Category: Drama

Page: 212

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Haber investigates the intersections of erotic desire and dramatic form in works by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Webster, Middleton, Ford, and Cavendish.
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Renaissance Drama 40

Her first book was Queer Virgins and Virgin Queans on the Early Modern Stage, ... He is the author of Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media (2008), ...

Author: William N. West

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810128453

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Rather than assemble a retrospective, the editors of Renaissance Drama use the release of their fortieth volume to survey the present and to attempt a view into the future. Scholars working on different kinds of Renaissance drama contributed brief essays addressing the state of their field, "field" being convenient shorthand for the practical but productive lack of a firm definition under which they and their colleagues study, do research, and write.
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From Medievalism to Early Modernism

23 Richard Burt, Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008); Pascale Aebischer, Screening Early Modern Drama: Beyond ...

Author: Marina Gerzic

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429683008

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 268

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From Medievalism to Early-Modernism: Adapting the English Past is a collection of essays that both analyses the historical and cultural medieval and early modern past, and engages with the medievalism and early-modernism—a new term introduced in this collection—present in contemporary popular culture. By focusing on often overlooked uses of the past in contemporary culture—such as the allusions to John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi (1623) in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, and the impact of intertextual references and internet fandom on the BBC’s The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses—the contributors illustrate how cinematic, televisual, artistic, and literary depictions of the historical and cultural past not only re-purpose the past in varying ways, but also build on a history of adaptations that audiences have come to know and expect. From Medievalism to Early-Modernism: Adapting the English Past analyses the way that the medieval and early modern periods are used in modern adaptations, and how these adaptations both reflect contemporary concerns, and engage with a history of intertextuality and intervisuality.
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Corporate Medievalism II

Comparisons among different media are perhaps as old as criticism itself: Aristotle's ... is Richard Burt, Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media (New ...

Author: Karl Fugelso

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 9781843843559

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 202

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Essays on the post-modern reception and interpretation of the Middle Ages, with a particular focus on its relationship with business and finance.
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Pleasing Everyone

... see Richard Burt's Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media (2008). Burt's comparative analyses are strengthened by a sympathy for modern mass ...

Author: Jeffrey Knapp

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190634070

Category: Art

Page: 336

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Shakespeare's plays were immensely popular in their own day -- so why do we refuse to think of them as mass entertainment? In Pleasing Everyone, author Jeffrey Knapp opens our eyes to the uncanny resemblance between Renaissance drama and the incontrovertibly mass medium of Golden-Age Hollywood cinema. Through fascinating explorations of such famous plays as Hamlet, The Roaring Girl, and The Alchemist, and such celebrated films as Citizen Kane, The Jazz Singer, and City Lights, Knapp challenges some of our most basic assumptions about the relationship between art and mass audiences. Above all, Knapp encourages us to resist the prejudice that mass entertainment necessarily simplifies and cheapens whatever it touches. As Knapp shows, it was instead the ceaseless pressure to please everyone that helped generate the astonishing richness and complexity of Renaissance drama as well as of Hollywood film.
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Telecinematic Stylistics

Burt, R. (2008), Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media, New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Cohen, J.J. (2010), 'Blogging the middle ages', in Brantley L.

Author: Christian Hoffmann

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350042872

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

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Over the last two decades, the study of discourse in film and television has become one of the most promising research avenues in stylistics and pragmatics due to the dazzling variety of source material and the huge pragmatic range within it. Meanwhile, with the advent of streaming and the box set, film and television themselves are becoming separated by an increasingly blurred line. This volume closes a long-standing gap in stylistics research, bringing together a book-level pragmastylistic showcase. It presents current developments from the field from two complementary perspectives, looking stylistically at the discourse in film and the discourse of and around film. This latter phrase comes to mean the approaches which try to account for the pragmatic effects induced by cinematography. This might be the camera work or the lighting, or the mise en scène or montage. The volume takes a multimodal approach, looking at word, movement and gesture, in keeping with modern stylistics. The volume shows how pragmatic themes and methods are adapted and applied to films, including speech acts, (im)politeness, implicature and context. In this way, it provides systematic insights into how meanings are displayed, enhanced, suppressed and negotiated in both film and televisual arts.
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Divine Horror

Elliott, andrew B.r. Remaking the Middle Ages: Images of Cinema. aberth, John. ... Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media. New York: Palgrave macmillan, ...

Author: Cynthia J. Miller

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476629841

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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From Rosemary’s Baby (1968) to The Witch (2015), horror films use religious entities to both inspire and combat fear and to call into question or affirm the moral order. Churches provide sanctuary, clergy cast out evil, religious icons become weapons, holy ground becomes battleground—but all of these may be turned from their original purpose. This collection of new essays explores fifty years of genre horror in which manifestations of the sacred or profane play a material role. The contributors explore portrayals of the war between good and evil and their archetypes in such classics as The Omen (1976), The Exorcist (1973) and Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968), as well as in popular franchises like Hellraiser and Hellboy and cult films such as God Told Me To (1976), Thirst (2009) and Frailty (2001).
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Beowulf in Contemporary Culture

Susan Aronstein, Hollywood Knights: Arthurian Cinema and the Politics of Nostalgia. New York, 2005; Richard Burt, Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media.

Author: David Clark

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527544062

Category: Poetry

Page: 263

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This collection explores Beowulf’s extensive impact on contemporary culture across a wide range of forms. The last 15 years have seen an intensification of scholarly interest in medievalism and reimaginings of the Middle Ages. However, in spite of the growing prominence of medievalism both in academic discourse and popular culture—and in spite of the position Beowulf itself holds in both areas—no study such as this has yet been undertaken. Beowulf in Contemporary Culture therefore makes a significant contribution both to early medieval studies and to our understanding of Beowulf’s continuing cultural impact. It should inspire further research into this topic and medievalist responses to other aspects of early medieval culture. Topics covered here range from film and television to video games, graphic novels, children’s literature, translations, and versions, along with original responses published here for the first time. The collection not only provides an overview of the positions Beowulf holds in the contemporary imagination, but also demonstrates the range of avenues yet to be explored, or even fully acknowledged, in the study of medievalism.
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The Cambridge Companion to Medievalism

... Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008). Burt, Richard and Nickolas Haydock (eds.), Exemplaria, 19:2 (2007) ...

Author: Louise D'Arcens

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107086715

Category: History

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An introduction to medievalism offering a balance of accessibility and sophistication, with comprehensive overviews as well as detailed case studies.
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The Writer on Film

Heis the authorof Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media(2008, 2011); Unspeakable ShaXXXspeares: Queer Theoryand AmericanKiddie Culture (1998); and ...

Author: J. Buchanan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137317230

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 269

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Examining films about writers and acts of writing, The Writer on Film brilliantly refreshes some of the well-worn 'adaptation' debates by inviting film and literature to engage with each other trenchantly and anew – through acts of explicit configuration not adaptation.
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The Tudors on Film and Television

There is a wealth of information about Tudor films at the Internet Movie Data Base (IMDh), though there are ... Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media.

Author: Sue Parrill

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786458912

Category: Performing Arts

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With its mix of family drama, sex and violence, Britain's Tudor dynasty (1485-1603) has long excited the interest of filmmakers and moviegoers. Since the birth of movie-making technology, the lives and times of kings Henry VII, Henry VIII, and Edward VI and queens Mary I, Jane Grey and Elizabeth I have remained popular cinematic themes. From 1895's The Execution of Mary Stuart to 2011's Anonymous, this comprehensive filmography chronicles every known movie about the Tudor era, including feature films; made-for-television films, mini-series, and series; documentaries; animated films; and shorts. From royal biographies to period pieces to modern movies with flashbacks or time travel, this work reveals how these films both convey the attitudes of Tudor times and reflect the era in which they were made.
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The Adaptation of History

... of critical literature on medieval film, from Richard Burt's Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media, to Bettina Bildhauer's Filming the Middle Ages.

Author: Laurence Raw

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476600581

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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This collection of essays asks the question “What is history?” and considers how history is shaped in different socioeconomic contexts. The writers take a transdisciplinary approach, in the belief that everyone who deals with history—including professional historians, novelists, and poets—constructs narratives of the past to make sense of the present as well as to determine their future courses of action. With contributions from a variety of specialists in media studies, literature, history and anthropology, this book breaks new ground in adaptation studies.
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Shakespeare in Culture

His most recent book is Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008; rev. paperback 2010). For more information, please go to http:/ ...

Author: Jason Gleckman, Barry Hall, Lin Chi-i, Ted Motohashi, Richard Burt, Ching-hsi Perng, Han Younglim, Minami Ryuta, Judy Celine Ick, Yoshihara Yukari, Bi-qi Beatrice Lei, Ann Thompson, Mariangela Tempera

Publisher: 國立臺灣大學出版中心

ISBN: 9789860320749

Category: Literary Collections

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Shakespeare, as well as the reading, translating, teaching, criticizing, performing, and adapting of Shakespeare, does not exist outside culture. Culture in its many varieties not only informs the Shakespearean corpus, productions, and scholarship, but is also reciprocally shaped by them. Culture never remains stable, but constantly evolves, travels, procreates, blends, and mutates; no less incessantly, the understanding and rewriting of Shakespeare fluctuates. The relations between Shakespeare and culture thus comprise a dynamic flux which calls for examination and reexamination. It is this rich and even labyrinthine network of meanings—intercultural, intertextual, and intergeneric—that this volume intends to explicate. The essays collected here, most of them first presented at the Fourth Conference of the National Taiwan University Shakespeare Forum held in Taipei in 2009, cover a wide range of topics—religion, philosophy, history, aesthetics, as well as politics—and thereby illustrate how fruitfully complex the topic of cultural interchange can be.
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Writing Battles

New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, ... 2003); Richard Burt, Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media (New York: ...

Author: Máire Ní Mhaonaigh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786736253

Category: History

Page: 280

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Battles have long featured prominently in historical consciousness, as moments when the balance of power was seen to have tipped, or when aspects of collective identity were shaped. But how have perspectives on warfare changed? How similar are present day ideologies of warfare to those of the medieval period? Looking back over a thousand years of British, Irish and Scandinavian battles, this significant collection of essays examines how different times and cultures have reacted to war, considering the changing roles of religion and technology in the experience and memorialisation of conflict. While fighting and killing have been deplored, glorified and everything in between across the ages, Writing Battles reminds us of the visceral impact left on those who come after.
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A Companion to Arthurian Literature

Beginning with the debate about the “historical” Arthur and his Celtic origins, this volume chronicles the transmission and reception of the legend throughout Britain and Europe.

Author: Helen Fulton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470672372

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

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This Companion offers a chronological sweep of the canon of Arthurian literature - from its earliest beginnings to the contemporary manifestations of Arthur found in film and electronic media. Part of the popular series, Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture, this expansive volume enables a fundamental understanding of Arthurian literature and explores why it is still integral to contemporary culture. Offers a comprehensive survey from the earliest to the most recent works Features an impressive range of well-known international contributors Examines contemporary additions to the Arthurian canon, including film and computer games Underscores an understanding of Arthurian literature as fundamental to western literary tradition
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Adaptation Studies and Learning

Medieval and Early Modern Film and Media: Basingstoke: Palgrave. 2008: Print: Burt, Ronnie. “Student Blogging Activity 2 (Beginner): Setting Up Rules and ...

Author: Laurence Raw

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810887947

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 194

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In Adaptation Studies and Learning: New Frontiers, Laurence Raw and Tony Gurr seek to redefine the ways in which adaptation is taught and learned. Comprised of essays, reflections, and “learning conversations” about the ways in which this approach to adaptation might be implemented, this book focuses on issues of curriculum construction, the role of technology, and the importance of collaboration. By looking beyond the classroom, the authors consider how adaptation assumes equal importance in the world of the cinema as in the academy, demonstrating how adaptation studies involves real-world issues of prime importance—not only to film and theater professionals, but to all learners.
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