Ruined Medievalism

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Discusses the under-noticed aspect of medievalist architecture in the nineteenth century represented by industrialism, especially via instances in the northwest of England. This proposes an apparent conundrum: the adoption, by agents of bourgeois capital, of aristocratic forms. I discuss the emergence of a strand of revolutionary thinking from romantic medievalism, but also discuss the ways in which it is later co-opted by more reactionary forces.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPremodern Ecologies in the Modern Literary Imagination
EditorsVin Nardizzi, Tiffany Jo Werth
PublisherUniversity of Toronto Press
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)9781487504144
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019


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