Modeling Medieval Literature.

Author / Editor
Akbari, Suzanne Conklin.

Modeling Medieval Literature.

Middle Eastern Literatures 20.1 (2017): 2-17.

Explores three "models" for considering medieval studies in the context of world literatures--"Mediterraneans," "distant reading," and "moving things"--using the last to compare MLT and the Ethiopian "Kebra nagast" and assess "Mandeville'sTravels" and the "Travels of Ibn Battuta." In each, someone or something (God's message in MLT) relocates, catalyzing the transformative effect" of leaving the initial location in the past and launching the new location "into a powerful present and a dynamic future."

Chaucer Subjects
Background and General Criticism
Man of Law and His Tale
Sources, Analogues, and Literary Relations