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The essays, manifestos, rants, screeds, pleas, soliloquies, telegrams, broadsides, eulogies, songs, harangues, confessions, laments, and acts of poetic terrorism in these two volumes — which collectively form an academic “rave” — were culled, with some later additions, from roundtable sessions at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in 2012 and 2013, organized by postmedieval: a journal for medieval cultural studies and the BABEL Working Group (“Burn After Reading: Miniature Manifestos for a Post/medieval Studies,” “Fuck This: On Letting Go,” and “Fuck Me: On Never Letting Go”) and George Washington University’s Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute (“The Future We Want: A Collaboration”), respectively. Gathering together a rowdy multiplicity of voices from within medieval and early modern studies, these two volumes seek to extend and intensify a conversation about how to shape premodern studies, and also the humanities, in the years ahead. Authors in both volumes, in various ways, lay claim to the act(s) of manifesting, and also anti-manifesting, as a collective endeavor that works on behalf of the future without laying any belligerent claims upon it, where we might craft new spaces for the University-at-large, which is also a University that wanders, that is never just somewhere, dwelling in the partitive — of a particular place — but rather, seeks to be everywhere, always on the move, pandemic, uncontainable, and always to-come, while also being present/between us (manifest). This is not a book, but a blueprint. It is also an ephemeral gathering in the present tense.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half-Title Page, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Support the Publisher, Epigraph
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  1. Table of Contents
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  1. Volume 1: Miniature Manifestos for a Post/medieval Studies
  1. Prefatory Note: Manifestos for a Post/Medieval Studies
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  1. Intentionally Good, Really Bad
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  1. 21st-Century Medieval Studies: Seeing a Forest as Well as Trees
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  1. Net Worth
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  1. Our Feminism/Our Activism
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  1. Be Critical!
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  1. This is Your Brain on Medieval Studies
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  1. Sticking Together
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  1. Waging Guerrilla Warfare Against the 19th Century
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  1. Medieval Studies in the Subjunctive Mood
  2. pp. 41-46
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  1. Radical Ridicule
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  1. Burn(ed) Before Writing: The Late Stages of a Late Medieval PhD and Current Academic Realities
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  1. History and Commitment
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  1. On Never Letting Go
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  1. The Gothic Fly
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  1. Fuck Postcolonialism
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  1. We Are the Material Collective
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  1. Medievalism/Surrealism
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  1. De catervis ceteris
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  1. 2nd Program of the Ornamentalists
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  1. A Medieval: Manifesto
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  1. Homo Narrans
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  1. Historicism and its Discontents
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  1. "Tis Magick, Magick That Will Have Ravished Me
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  1. Volume 2: The Future We Want: A Collaboration
  1. Prefatory Note: The Future We Want
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  1. Field Change/Discipline Change
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  1. Paradigm Change/Institute Change
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  1. Time Change/Mode Change
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  1. World Change/Sea Change
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  1. Voice Change/Language Change
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  1. Mood Change/Collective Change
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  1. Back Cover
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  1. Publication Data
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780692204412
MARC Record
OCLC
1178720861
Pages
226
Launched on MUSE
2020-07-28
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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