The Year's Work in Medievalism: 2004 is based upon but not restricted to the 2004 proceedings of the annual International Conference on Medievalism, organized by the Director of Conferences for Studies in Medievalism, Gwendolyn Morgan, and, for 2004, Christa Canitz of the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton. The essays of the current volume center on the question of individual responsibility in humanizing one's society through the use of medievalism.
- Gwendolyn A. Morgan, "Medievalism and Individual Responsibility"
- Karl Fugelso, "Defining Medievalism in Nineteenth-Century Commedia Illustrations"
- Renee Ward, "Remus Lupin and Community: The Werewolf Tradition in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series.
- Nancy M. Thompson, Architectural Restoriation and Stained Glass in 19th-Century Siena: The Place of Light in Giuseppe Partini's Purismo
- Barbara Gribling, Nationalism and the Image of the Black Prince
- Clare A. Simmons, Small-Scale Humor in the British Medieval Revival
- Brian C. Johnsrud, "The Monsters Do Not Depart": Re-Unifying Norse, Anglo-Saxon, and Christian in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings
- Jaimie Hensley, J.R.R. Tolkien and Walther von der Volgelweide: Faerie and Reality
- Peter G. Christensen, From Waste Land to Grail and Back Again Naomi Mitchison's To the Chapel Perilous