Publications

Books (see also my author page on Amazon):

  1. Medievalism, Politics and Mass Media: Appropriating the Middle Ages in the Twenty-First Century (Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer, 2017). Now in paperback (as of Feb 2021).
  2. The Return of the Epic Film: Genre, Aesthetics and History in the 21st Century, ed. by Andrew B.R. Elliott (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014). Now in paperback (as of 2015).
  3. Playing with the Past: Digital Games and the Simulation of History, ed. by Matthew Wilhelm Kapell and Andrew B.R. Elliott (New York: Bloomsbury, 2013).
  4. Remaking the Middle Ages: The Methods of Cinema and History in Portraying the Medieval Past (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011).

Journal Articles:

  1. “Satira e sacrilegio nel cinema medievale”, Bianco e Nero cinema journal (a. 82, n. 600, mag-ago 2021), pp. 116-121.
  2. “Brexit, Medievalism, and the Myth of Nations”, Studies in Medievalism XXIX (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2020), 31-38.
  3. Internet Medievalism and the White Middle Ages”, History Compass (invited submission), 16.3 (January 2018), 1-10.
  4. Simulations and Simulacra: History in Video Games“, Práticas da História, 5 (2017), 11-41.
  5. A Vile Love Affair: Right Wing Nationalism and the Middle Ages“, The Public Medievalist, (February 2017).
  6. Arthurian Fragments, Arthurian Mosaics“, Arthuriana, 25.4 (2016), 14-24.
  7. Rewriting European History – National and Transnational Identities in HBO’s Rome“, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 33.4 (December 2013), 576-593.
  8. …and all is real. Historical Spaces and Special F/X in HBO’s Rome”, Critical Studies in Television, edited by S. Abbott, 8.3 (Autumn/Winter 2013), 65-77.
  9. Historical Spaces as Narrative: Mapping Collective Memory onto Cinematic Space”, Media Fields journal, Issue 5 on Memory, Space, Media (August 2012).
  10. The Charm of the (Re)Making: Problems in Arthurian Television Serialization”, Arthuriana, 21.4 (2011), 53-67.

Essays in Edited Collections:

  1. With Laura Harrison: “Scottish Medievalism and the Promise of Caledonian Independence” in Cinema Medievalia, edited by Kevin J. Harty (forthcoming 2023).
  2. “Memes, Medievalism, and Global Mimesis”, in Global Medievalisms, ed. by Angela Weisl and Robert Squillace (forthcoming 2023).
  3. “Guy Ritchie, King Arthur, and the Great Conspiracy,” in The Companion to King Arthur, edited by Renée Ward, Victoria Coldham-Fussell and Miriam Edlich-Muth (New York and London: Routledge, forthcoming).
  4. “Who Owns the Middle Ages? Participatory Medievalism and Structural Exclusion,” in Medievalism in Finland and Russia: Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Aspects, edited by Reima Välimäki (New York: Bloomsbury, 2022).
  5. “The Little Crusader Who Demanded His Country Back: Brexit, Crusades and the Daily Express,” forthcoming in The Crusades in the 21st Century, edited by Charlotte Gauthier and Jonathan Phillips (London and New York: Routledge, forthcoming).
  6. With Mike Horswell: “Pulling Ranke: The Inevitability of Presentism in Teaching Medievalism”, in Decoding Medievalism: Teaching the Medieval in the Modern Age, ed. by Emma Wells and Claire Kennan (Turnhout: Brepols, forthcoming 2022).
  7. “#Medieval: Social Media and Participatory Medievalism”, Middle Ages without Borders: an International Conversation on Medievalism, edited by Lila Yawn, Tommaso di Carpegna Falconieri and Pierre Savy (Rome: Publications de l’École française de Rome, 2021).
  8. With Mike Horswell: “Crusading Icons: Medievalism and Authenticity in Historical Digital Games,” in History in Games: Contingencies of an Authentic Past, edited by Felix Zimmermann and Martin Lorber (Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2020), pp. 137-156.
  9. “Charlemagne at the Battle of Gettysburg: Video Games and the Middle Ages”, in Historia Ludens: The Playing Historian, edited by Alexander von Lünen, Katherine J. Lewis, Pat Cullum and Benjamin Litherland (London and New York: Routledge, 2020), pp. 170-85.
  10. With Victoria E. Cooper: “In my youth-days I faced battles unnumbered: Beowulf and Video Games”, in Beowulf in Contemporary Culture, ed. by David Clark (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020), pp. 51-66.
  11. “Imagining the Past through Film and Cultural Studies”, in A Necessary Fiction: Researching the Archaeological Past through Imagined Narratives, ed. by Robert Witcher and Daan Van Helden (London & New York: Routledge, 2020), pp. 263-73
  12. “Gender, Violence and Medievalism in La Passion Béatrice“, in Medieval Women on Film, ed. by Kevin J. Harty (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2020), pp. 116-31.
  13. “Special Effects and the Biblical Epic”, in New Heart, New Spirit: Perspectives on the Modern Biblical Epic, ed. by Wickham Clayton (Manchester: Manchester UP, 2019), pp. 50-67.
  14. “Medievalism”, in Handbook of Arthurian Romance: King Arthur’s Court in Medieval European Literature, ed.by Leah Tether and Johnny McFadyen (Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, 2017), pp. 293-306.
  15. “Our Minds Are in the Gutter, but Some of Us Are Watching Starz… Sex, Violence and Dirty Medievalism”, in Fantasy and Science Fiction Medievalisms: From Isaac Asimov to A Game of Thrones, ed. by Helen Young (Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2015).
  16. “‘We are home’: The Grail and the Quest in Andrei Tarkovsky’s Stalker“, in The Holy Grail on Film: Essays on the Cinematic Quest, ed. by Kevin J. Harty (Jefferson: McFarland, 2015).
  17. “British Historical Drama and the Middle Ages”, in Upstairs and Downstairs: The British Historical Costume Drama on Television, ed. by Julie Taddeo and James Leggott (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), pp. 113-124.
  18. “Special Effects, Reality, and the New Epic Film”, in The Return of the Epic Film: Genre, Aesthetics and History in the 21st Century, ed. by Andrew B.R. Elliott (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014), pp. 129-143.
  19. “Lucius Artorius Castus as Global Icon: The Modern Uses of the Arthurian Legend”, Lucius Artorius Castus and the King Arthur Legend (Split: Knjizevni Krug Split, 2014), pp. 145-158.
  20. “Unmasking Marian: Gender, Agency and Violence in Medieval Film”, in Gender, Agency and Violence. European Perspectives from the Early Modern Period to the Modern Day, ed. Ulrike Zitzlsperger (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013), pp. 173-187.
  21. “Time out of Joint? Why Astérix Fought the Norsemen in Astérix and the Vikings”, in The Vikings on Film: Essays on the Depictions of the Nordic Middle Ages, ed. Kevin J. Harty (Jefferson: McFarland, 2011), pp. 165-177.
  22. “She’s a Goddam Liar: Perspectives on the Truth in Aliens and Titanic”, in The Films of James Cameron: Critical Essaysed. Matthew Kapell and Stephen McVeigh (Jefferson: McFarland, 2011), pp. 72-89.
  23. “From Maciste to Maximus & Co.: The Fragmented Hero in the New Epic”, in Of Muscles and Men: Sword and Sandal Films, ed. Michael G. Cornelius (Jefferson: McFarland, 2011), pp. 58-74.
  24. “Mr Monk Goes to the Monastery” in Mr. Monk and Philosophy, ed. D.E. Wittkower (Chicago, IL: Open Court Pop Culture and Philosophy, Jan 2010), pp. 169-180.