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Storytelling and the Middle Ages

Trivent Publishing, H-1119 Budapest, Etele u. 59-61

Imprint: Trivent Medieval


Kleio Pethainou, University of Edinburgh,


This series examines the cultural practice of storytelling in and about the Middle Ages. It aims at advancing our understanding of the art and practice of storytelling in the global Middle Ages in different languages and media. It places particular emphasis on the combination of narration and performance, and it extends its scope to include contemporary storytelling of medieval stories and themes. Moreover, the series invites contributions researching the stories we tell today about the Middle Ages, and so welcomes perspectives on medievalism and the ways our narratives about our cultural past connect with historical reality.

The series welcomes a global perspective and a comparative point of view.

We invite proposals for monographs, edited collections and conference proceedings on all subjects related to storytelling in and about the Middle Ages. Topics include but are not limited to: 

history, tradition and practice of storytelling in the Middle Ages

medieval storytellers, their media and methods

transmission and reception of medieval stories

medieval stories and contemporary audiences

stories about the Middle Ages in contemporary narrative media, including games and gaming

telling stories and telling histories

storytelling  and teaching the Middle Ages. 

The series will consider proposals from established scholars, as well as early career scholars and storytelling practitioners. All suitable submissions will undergo a double blind peer review process.

Storytelling and the Middle Ages

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