Making the Middle Ages Series

The Centre, in collaboration with Brepols Publishers (Belgium), sponsors two monograph series, Making the Middle Ages and Medieval Voyaging, for which Geraldine Barnes and Margaret Clunies Ross are co-editors.

Making the Middle Ages is a series of monographs, and occasionally of collections, devoted to scholarship in the cultural influence of the Middle Ages on England, continental Europe, and North America, from the sixteenth century to the present day.

Volume 10, Louise d'Arcens' Old Songs in the Timeless Land : Medievalism in Australian Literature 1840-1910 (co-published with University of Western Australia Press) will appear shortly.

The following volumes have already appeared.

Richard Utz and Tom Shippey eds, 1998. Medievalism in the Modern World. Essays in Honour of Leslie Workman. Making the Middle Ages 1. Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Sydney / Brepols: Turnhout

An interdisciplinary collection of essays in honour of Leslie Workman, the founder of Studies in Medievalism. Scholars from Europe, North America, and Australia examine the phenomenon of medievalism from the perspectives of history, politics, scholarship, art, and literature.

David O. Matthews, 2000. The Invention of Middle English: An Anthology of Sources, 1700-1864. Making the Middle Ages 2.

Through extracts from seminal scholarship, each with explanatory notes outlining its importance, impact, and place within other works in the field, this book charts the formative years of the development of 'Middle English' as a scholarly discipline which emerged in the second half of the 18th century.

Richard Utz, 2002. Chaucer and the Discourse of German Philology: A history of Critical Reception and an Annotated Bibliography of Studies 1792-1948. Making the Middle Ages 3.

An exploration of the ways in which the history of Chaucer reception mirrors cultural and political developments in Germany and in German academia from the revolutionary and liberal Chaucer of the 'Vormärz' (i.e. pre-March 1848) period to the ideological utilization of Chaucer during the Third Reich and German Chaucer criticism after 1945.

Margaret Clunies Ross. 2002 for 2001. The Old Norse Poetic Translations of Thomas Percy: A New Edition and Commentary. Making the Middle Ages 4.

An annotated facsimile edition of Thomas Percy's Five Pieces of Runic Poetry (1763), the first since it appeared as an appendix to the second edition of Percy's Northern Antiquities (1809), plus eight previously unpublished English translations by Percy of Old Norse poetry in the Bodleian Library, Oxford.

John Kennedy. 2007. Translating the sagas: Two hundred years of challenge and response. Making the Middle Ages 5.

Saga translations have played a major role in shaping attitudes towards Viking-age Scandinavia in Britain, the British Commonwealth, and the United States. This is the first examination in a socio-historical framework of the development of Icelandic saga translation into English from the late 18th century to the present day.

Judith Johnston, 2005. George Eliot and the discourses of Medievalism. Making the Middle Ages 6.

A study of how medieval discourses, such as hagiography, religious allegory, and romance, modify the apparently classical realist mode of George Eliot's novels Middlemarch (1871-72) and Daniel Deronda (1876).

Juanita Ruys and Louise D'Arcens eds, 2004. Maistresse of My Wit : Medieval Women, Modern Scholars. Making the Middle Ages 7.

This interdisciplinary volume deals with the complex, and often reciprocal, relationship between contemporay medievalists and the medieval women writers on whom they work. The contributors examine the influence of medieval women's writing on the professional, methodological, and critical, perspectives and practices of their recent readers.

Stephanie Trigg ed., 2005. Medievalism and the Gothic in Australian Culture. Making the Middle Ages 8 (co-production with Melbourne University Press)

This collection opens up the new field of Australian medievalism: the heritage and continuing influence of medieval and gothic themes, ideas, and narratives in Australian culture. The contributors represent a range of scholarly disciplines and traditions and their subject matter includes early narrative of Australian ‘discovery’ the conscious invocation of medieval and gothic tropes in Australian fiction and poetry; the transformation of the medieval and the gothic into fantasy literature and role-playing games; and the implications of medieval and gothic tropes for discussions of Australian nationalism.

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