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The Middle Ages in the Modern WorldTwenty-first century perspectives$
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Bettina Bildhauer and Chris Jones

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780197266144

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197266144.001.0001

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Digital Mouvance: Once and Future Medieval Poetry Remediated in the Modern World

Digital Mouvance: Once and Future Medieval Poetry Remediated in the Modern World

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(p.168) 9 Digital Mouvance: Once and Future Medieval Poetry Remediated in the Modern World1
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The Middle Ages in the Modern World
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Chris Jones

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British Academy
DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197266144.003.0010

Chris Jones provides a unique insight into his involvement with two literary projects: Twitter poems composed with Jacob Polley as well as an Apple app of Seamus Heaney’s version of Robert Henryson’s Fables. These projects allow him to make carefully substantiated observations on the constant mutability inherent in medieval and medievalist poetry, rather than seeing the move to digital versions as the loss of an original. More generally, Jones also observes a significant return to medievalism among British poets in the twenty-first century, challenging the usual narrative that medievalism had its heyday in the nineteenth century.

Keywords:   medievalism, poetry, Seamus Heaney, Robert Henryson, Twitter, Jacob Polley

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