The thematic focus for Issue 35 (2020) of The Year’s Work in Medievalism is movement. In 2020, movement and stagnation were paired frequently with medievalism, through discussions of plague, cultural systems, and political ideologies. We invite consideration of COVID-19 public health motion control / shelter in place orders, increasing reliance on medievalism imagery within alt-right political movements, the use of medievalism to support left-leaning political movements, popular culture medievalisms (especially those featuring nomadic or questing protagonists), and more. Contributions arising from the 2020 meeting of the International Society for the Study of Medievalism are also welcome.
The Year’s Work in Medievalism is a peer-reviewed open access journal providing codisciplinary and interdisciplinary communication for scholars interested in the reception of medieval culture in post-medieval times. We welcome submissions in English covering all aspects of medievalism, including traditional essay-style submissions that are 3,000-4,000 words (including notes) in length, as well as creative works.
Deadline for submissions: February 15, 2021.
Submissions and inquiries regarding submissions should be directed to both Renée Ward (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Valerie Johnson (email@example.com). Please follow the journal style sheet when preparing your submission for consideration.