In Orientalism, Edward Said constructed an entire theoretical ediface on an imagined, unified premodern 'Middle Ages' in Europe. In recent years scholars have been critically assessing the uses of postcolonial and subaltern theoretical perspectives in their fields.
Much theoretical and historical work engaged with the question of the "postcolonial" is built upon an imagined, unified premodern "Middle Ages" in Europe. One of the results of this has been that in recent years scholars in medieval and early modern studies have been critically assessing the uses of postcolonial and subaltern theoretical perspectives in their fields, and considering what their periods have to say to postcolonial theorists. This book offers a series of original essays that explore with specificity the methodological, textual, cultural, and historiographic moves required for postcolonial engagements with premodern times.
Postcolonial Modernity and the Rest of History; P.C.Ingham & M.R.Warren AROUND DISCIPLINES Post-Philology; M.R.Warren Contrapuntal Histories; P.C.Ingham Imperium Studies: Theorizing Early Modern Expansion; B.Fuch IN PLACE The Romance of MiscegeNation: Negotiating Identities in La Fille du comte de Pontieu; S.Kinoshita Tales of the Ancients: Colonial Werewolves and the Mapping of Postcolonial Ireland; C.E.Karkov Spirituality and Colonial Governmentality: The Jesuit Spiritual Exercises in Europe and Abroad; J. M.Molina The Question of Occidentalism in Early Modern Morocco; N.I.Matar THROUGH TIME The Ghost of Leo Africanus from the English to the Irish Renaissance; B.Andrea Postcolonial Courtiers: Performing French Classicism from Versailles to Nouvelle-France; J.Blanchard Antipodean Idylls: An Early Australian Translation of Tennyson's Medievalism; L.D'Arcens History and Legend: The Exile and the Turk; D.Lawton