Note: This list contains sources on medieval-themed extremism published in academic books and journals within the last 20 years. For earlier studies of medievalism, see our other relevant resources section here. For articles on these issues published in journalistic outlets, see our “in the news” section here. Where practical, we have listed an entire anthology or journal special issue in lieu of individual essays.
Raúl Ariza-Barile, “The Mexican Chaucer: Philology South of the Border.” Literature Compass. 15.6 (2018).
Susan Aronstein and Tison Pugh, eds. The Disney Middle Ages: A Fairy-Tale and Fantasy Past. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Jess Battis, Thinking Queerly: Medievalism, Wizardry, and Neurodiversity in Young Adult Texts, Medieval Institute Publications, 2021. (also in gender and sexuality)
Bettina Bildhauer, Filming the Middle Ages, Reaktion Books, 2013.
Maria S. Cecire, Re-enchanted: The Rise of Children’s Fantasy Literature in the Twentieth Century, University of Minnesota Press, 2020.
Seeta Chaganti, “Under the Angle: Memory, History, and Dance in Nineteenth-Century Medievalism,” Australian Literary Studies 26.3/4 (2011): 147-62.
Louise D’Arcens, Comic Medievalisms: Laughing at The Middle Ages, Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Louise D’Arcens, “Medievalism and Gulf-War Politics in Tariq Ali’s A Sultan in Palermo,” Studies in Medievalism XXX, 2021.
Karl Fugelso, ed. Ecomedievalism: Studies in Medievalism XXII (2017).
Cary Howie, Transfiguring Medievalism: Poetry, Attention and the Mysteries of the Body, Manchester University Press, 2021.
Marisa Galvez, “Unthought Medievalism,” Neophilologus (2021).
Jonathan Hsy, Antiracist Medievalisms: From “Yellow Peril” to Black Lives Matter, ARC Humanities Press, 2021. (also in racism & antisemitism)
Valerie B. Johnson, “Ecomedievalism: Medievalism’s Potential Futures in Ecocriticism and Ecomaterialism,” The Year’s Work in Medievalism 28 (2013).
Amy S. Kaufman, “Our Future Is Our Past: Corporate Medievalism in Dystopian Fiction,” Studies in Medievalism 22 (2013): 11–20.
Kathleen Coyne Kelly, “The Eco-Tourist, English Heritage, and Arthurian Legend: Walking with Thoreau,” Arthuriana 23.1 (2013): 20-39.
Daniel T. Kline, ed., Digital Gaming Reimagines the Middle Ages, Routledge, 2018.
Brent and Kevin Moberly, “Swords, Sorcery, and Steam: The Industrial Dark Ages in Contemporary Medievalism,” Studies in Medievalism 24 (2015): 193-216.
Brent and Kevin Moberly, “There is No Word for Work in the Dragon Tongue,” The Year’s Work in Medievalism 28 (2013).
Noëlle Phillips, Craft Beer Culture and Modern Medievalism: Brewing Dissent, Arc Humanities Press, 2019.
Carol L. Robinson, “Gesture,” in Elizabeth Emery and Richard Utz, eds., Medievalism: Key Critical Terms, D. S. Brewer, 2014: 79-85.
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, The Dark Fantastic: Race and The Imagination from Harry Potter to The Hunger Games, New York University Press, 2019.
S.C. Thomson, “The Composite Unity of the Entangled Self in Maria Dahvana Headley’s ‘The Mere Wife,’” Studies in Medievalism XXX, 2021.
Kris Swank, “The Arabian Nights in 21st-Century Fantasy Fiction and Film,” in Fantasy and Science-Fiction Medievalisms: From Isaac Asimov to A Game of Thrones, ed. Helen Young, Cambria, 2015: 163-81.
Usha Vishnuvajjala, “Objectivity, Impossibility, and Laughter in Doctor Who’s ‘Robot of Sherwood,’” Studies in Medievalism XXIX (2020): 201–216.
Cord J. Whitaker, “B(l)ack home in the Middle Ages: Medievalism in Jessie Redmon Fauset’s ‘My House and a Glimpse of My Life Therein’,” Postmedieval 10.2 (2019): 162-175.
Cord J. Whitaker, “The Middle Ages in the Harlem Renaissance,” in Whose Middle Ages: Teachable Moments for an Ill-Used Past, Fordham University Press, 2019: 80-93.
Matthew Vernon, The Black Middle Ages: Race and the Construction of the Middle Ages, New York: Palgrave, 2018.
Laura Varnam, “A Revelation of Love: Christianity, Julian of Norwich, and Medieval Pity in the Harry Potter Series,” Studies in Medievalism XXIX, 2020.
Usha Vishnuvajjala, Feminist Medievalisms, ARC Humanities Press, forthcoming 2022. (also in gender and sexuality)
Usha Vishnuvajjala, “The Future We—and the Middle Ages—Want,” The Year’s Work in Medievalism 32 (2017).
Usha Vishnuvajjala, “Objectivity, Impossibility, and Laughter in Doctor Who’s “Robot of Sherwood,” Studies in Medievalism XXIX, 2020.
Michelle R. Warren, “’The Last Syllable of Modernity’: Chaucer in the Caribbean,” postmedieval 6.1 (2015): 79–93.