Medievalism is the study of the impact and legacy of the Middle Ages on modernity.
We have a particular interest in the nineteenth-century refashioning of the Middle Ages, especially in the Manchester context.
David Matthews and Michael Sanders are currently working on an edited collection focusing on ‘subaltern’ medievalisms – the uncelebrated use of medieval imagery and the medieval legacy by rebels and workers in the nineteenth century.
Daniela Caselli, author of Beckett's Dantes, works on the traces of medievalism in modernism and is currently engaged on a major project focusing on Dante's wider deployment by modernist authors.
Ingrid Hanson has published a book, William Morris and the Uses of Violence 1856-1890 (Anthem Press, 2013), and is at present working on medievalism in fin-de-siècle socialist journals.