• Burn After Reading: Volume 1. Miniature Manifestos for a Post/medieval Studies + Volume 2: The Future We Want: A Collaboration

    Editor(s):
    Eileen Joy (see profile) , Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, Myra Seaman
    Date:
    2014
    Group(s):
    Anglo-Saxon / Old English, Cultural Studies, Medieval Studies, Public Humanities, Renaissance / Early Modern Studies
    Subject(s):
    Critical university studies, Cultural studies, Medieval studies, Renaissance studies
    Item Type:
    Book
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M61N7XM6S
    Abstract:
    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, the BABEL Working Group, and George Washington University’s Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute. Gathering together a rowdy multiplicity of voices from within medieval and early modern studies, these two volumes (bound together in one edition) 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 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.
    Notes:
    Also available at punctum books: https://punctumbooks.com/titles/burn-after-reading/
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