A Companion to Medieval Popular Romance
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224 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

Series: Studies in Medieval Romance

Imprint: D.S.Brewer

A Companion to Medieval Popular Romance

Edited by Raluca Radulescu and Cory Rushton

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A comprehensive guide to the medieval popular romance, one of the age's most important literary forms.
Popular romance was one of the most wide-spread forms of literature in the middle ages, yet despite its cultural centrality, and its fundamental importance for later literary developments, the genre has defied precise definition,its subject matter ranging from tales of chivalric adventure, to saintly women, and monsters who become human. The essays in this collection seek to provide an inclusive and thorough examination of romance. They provide contexts,definitions, and explanations for the genre, particularly in, but not limited to, an English context. Topics covered include genre and literary classification; race and ethnicity; gender; orality and performance; the romance and young readers; metre and form; printing culture; and reception.

CONTRIBUTORS: ROSALIND FIELD, RALUCA L. RADULESCU, MALDWYN MILLS, GILLIAN ROGERS, JENNIFER FELLOWS, THOMAS H. CROFTS, ROBERT ALLEN ROUSE, JOANNE CHARBONNEAU, DESIREE CROMWELL, AD PUTTER, KARL REICHL, PHILLIPA HARDMAN, CORY JAMES RUSHTON

Dr Raluca Radulescu is Senior Lecturer in Medieval Literature, Bangor University

"Serves as a nice introduction to the critical complexities of what are all too often dismissed as simplistic texts." JOURNAL OF THE EARLY BOOK SOCIETY
"A valuable collection of essays on the popular romance, a genre traditionally neglected by scholars. Highly recommended." CHOICE

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Title Details

224 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

Series: Studies in Medieval Romance

Imprint: D.S.Brewer