Memes and Medievalism: Laughing Online with the Middle Ages and COVID-19

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serval:BIB_F35BA1CE3079
Type
Inproceedings: an article in a conference proceedings.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Memes and Medievalism: Laughing Online with the Middle Ages and COVID-19
Title of the conference
Read, (Re)Write & Share: Old & New Practices of Signification
Author(s)
Cordier Hélène, Ding Leticia, Gumy Chloé
Publication state
In Press
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Language
english
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to link modern memetic practices to the mechanisms of creation and diffusion of medieval artistic production. The chosen study case focuses on the medievalistic memes related to COVID-19. The aim is to examine the specific perspective provided by the use and the input of the medievalistic imaginary on the memes and to observe the humorous devices. The result is a creation that is both scholarly and popular, and which informs the reception and re-signification of the Middle Ages today.
Keywords
medievalism, meme, COVID-19, laughter, coffin dance
Create date
03/05/2022 19:37
Last modification date
07/09/2022 6:39
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