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Featured Publications: OCTOBER
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Lydgate’s Fabula duorum mercatorum and Guy of Warwyk edited by Pamela Farvolden
The Fabula Duorum Mercatorum, a romance that in its Boethian sensibility and treatment of love and friendship bears comparison to Chaucer’s great works Troilus and Criseyde and "The Knight’s Tale," is one of Lydgate’s most accomplished works. In Guy of Warwick, Lydgate breaks with romance tradition, presenting the heroic English knight-pilgrim and his last great battle against the dread giant Colbrond from an historical point of view. Regular price $24.95. Discounted price $19.96.

The Katherine Group (Bodley MS 34) edited by Emily Rebekah Huber and Elizabeth Robertson
The Katherine Group brings together for the first time newly edited and translated versions of three dynamic saints’ lives, The Lives of Saints Katherine, Margaret and Juliana, a quirky but rhetorically persuasive guide to virginity, Hali Meidenhad, and a psychologically astute sermon, Sawles Warde (“The Guardianship of the Soul”). These works are important witnesses to the development of Middle English writing after the Conquest and to the rigorous anchoritic spiritual life pursued by female recluses in medieval England. Regular price $34.95. Discounted price $27.96.

Early English Poetic Culture and Metre: The Influence of G. R. Russom edited by M. J. Toswell and Lindy Brady
This volume develops G. R. Russom’s contributions to early English metre and style, including his fundamental reworkings and rethinkings of accepted and oft-repeated mantras, including his word-foot theory, concern for the late medieval context for alliterative metre, and the linguistics of punctuation and translation as applied to Old English texts. Ten eminent scholars from across the field take up Russom’s ideas to lead readers in new and exciting directions.
Regular price $79.00. Discounted price $63.20.
Byzantine Studies Conference: Cornell University, NY, October 6–9, 2016
Simon Forde, Director and Editor-in-Chief of Medieval Institute Publications and Arc Humanities Press, spoke on a six-person panel on scholarly publishing at the Byzantine Studies Conference at Cornell University. Response to MIP/Arc Humanities was extremely well received, due in part to the closure of Ashgate in the last year, and the four replacement series offered by Arc for Byzantine and Near/Middle Eastern scholars.

CARMEN Annual Meeting: Essen, Germany, September 9-11, 2016
This global medieval network whose publishing arm is Arc Humanities Press explored "Futures" as its annual theme at Essen. It also hosted the AGM for Arc, chaired by Christian Krötzl (Tampere Univ.) and four board members, and attended by Simon Forde, Malcolm Campbell (Commercial Director for Arc), and Dymphna Evans (Senior Acquisitions Editor for MIP/Arc). Elizabeth Tyler, Professor of Medieval Literature at the University of York and one of the founding members of CARMEN, was very complimentary towards the direction Arc is taking.

SAEMED (XV Jornadas Internacionales de Estudios Medievales): Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 5-7, 2016
Simon Forde also attended the medieval association of Argentina's biennial conference. It was an opportunity for him to meet with several authors, connect with emerging scholars from South America, and learn about several exciting research initiatives at the University of Mar del Plata.

This exciting series publishes both monographs and edited thematic collections in the broad areas of cultural heritage, digital humanities, collecting and collections, public history and allied areas of applied humanities. In the spirit of our mission to take a stand for the humanities, this series illustrates humanities research keeping pace with technological innovation, globalization, and democratization. We value a variety of established, new, and diverse voices and topics in humanities research and this series provides a platform for publishing the results of cutting-edge projects within these fields.

The aim is to illustrate the impact of humanities research and in particular reflect the exciting new networks developing between researchers and the cultural sector, including archives, libraries and museums, media and the arts, cultural memory and heritage institutions, festivals and tourism, and public history. Contact series editor Dymphna Evans for further information.
Collection Development, Cultural Heritage and Digital Collections Series Flyer


Recreational Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s plays, however revered, may have come to seem exhausted or inert in this new age. To recreate Shakespeare means to graft a personalized understanding onto present-day forms: we change a cultural artifact in order to make it our own, to get it to speak to us in our own language, or even to appreciate and ensure its permanent strangeness. What kinds of new stories can users generate from the Shakespearean text? How much meaning can these recreations bear without becoming overly heavy, eccentric, or bathetic? Where exactly do we locate the intersection of “Shakespeare” and “popular” culture, and how can such engagements change our already complex ideas of authorship? This series seeks to define the ways in which our understanding and responses to Shakespeare’s work have undergone important transformations in the postmodern, digital age, and explores emergent forms of Shakespeare in new venues, as generated by amateurs and artists, critics and informed enthusiasts. Recreational Shakespeare examines contemporary forms of media performance—radio, graphic novels, “fan fiction,” loose novelistic adaptations, blogs, horror movies, internet parodies, YouTube memes, and avant-garde internet podcasts—to discover how they alter the art itself, refreshing or revitalizing Shakespeare’s great works. Contact series editor Erika Gaffney for more information.
Recreational Shakespeare Series Flyer

The World of Books: An Acquisitions Editor on Reading, Contracting, and Writing Great Medieval History Books by E.T Dailey, Acquisitions Editor, MIP/Arc Humanities Press

Guide for Authors on Blog Writing
by Anne Nolan, Marketing Director, MIP/Arc Humanities Press
Back to School with METS: Moving Beyond the Usual Medieval Canon of Chaucer and Malory by Nicole Eddy, Assistant Managing Editor, MIP/Arc Humanities Press
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