'The Year's Work in Medievalism,' volume XVII, is based upon but not restricted to the 2002 proceedings of the annual International Conference on Medievalism, organized by the Director of Conferences of Studies in Medievalism, Gwendolyn Morgan, and, for 2002, Jesse G. Swan and Richard Utz. It contains eleven essays exploring various representations of the medieval from the Renaissance through contemporary times:
Hannah Johnson, The Saint in the Photograph: Sister Marie Gabriel and Another New Middle Ages
Mike McKeon, The Postmodern Subject in Early Christian Catacomb Painting
Anna Kowalcze, Disregarding the Text: Postmodern Medievalisms and the Readings of John Gardner's Grendel Laura Morowitz, 'Une Guerre Sainte Contre l'Academisme:' Louis Courajod, The Louvre, and the Barbaric Middle Ages Sandra Ballif Straubhaar, A Birth Certificate for Sweden, Packaged for Postmoderns: Jan Guillou's Templar Trilogy
Susan Rochette-Crawley, Wholly Ghosts: Genre, Postmodern Transubstantiations, and Flannery O'Connor's 'The Enduring Chill'
David Lampe, 'The Accuracies of My Impressions:' Mark Twain, Ford Madox Ford, and Michael Crichton Re-Imagine Chivalry
Liliana Sikorska, Mapping the Green Man's Territory in Lindsay Clarke's 'The Chymical Wedding '
A. Keith Kelly, Medieval Movie Madness
Hailey Haffey, Dualistic Particulars: How Mystical and Metaphysical Literatures Demand Differentiation of Erotic Profanities
Alissa Stickler, The (Mid)Evil Nightmare of Yesterday and Tomorrow: Flagg as the Immortal Monster in Stephen King's 'The Eyes of the Dragon and The Stand.'