Arthurian Literature XXXVI
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210 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

Series: Arthurian Literature

Imprint: D.S.Brewer

Arthurian Literature XXXVI

Sacred Space and Place in Arthurian Romance

Edited by Megan G. Leitch and K.S. Whetter

Guest editor Sarah Bowden, Susanne Friede and Andreas Hammer

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Arthurian Literature has established its position as the home for a great diversity of new research into Arthurian matters. It delivers fascinating material across genres, periods, and theoretical issues. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
Guest Editors: Sarah Bowden, Susanne Friede and Andreas Hammer
This special issue focuses on space and place in Arthurian literature, from a wide range of European traditions. Topics addressed include the connections between quest space and individual spirituality in the Vulgate Queste and Malory's Morte Darthur; penitence in Hartmann's Iwein and Gregorius; parallels in sacred spaces in the Matter of Britain and medieval Ireland; political prophecy in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Awntyrs off Arthure A; syntagmatic and paradigmatic spaces in Chrétien's Perceval; spatial significance in Wigalois and Prosa Lancelot; the political meaning of the tomb of King Lot and the rebel kings in Malory's Morte Darthur; and sexual spaces in twelfth-century French romance.
General Editors' Preface
List of Contributors
Introduction: Sacred Space and Place in Arthurian Romance,
Sarah Bowden and Susanne Friede
1. The Church and the Otherworld: Sacred Spaces in the Matière de Bretagne and Medieval Ireland
John Carey
2. Sacred Spaces: the Syntagmatic and Paradigmatic construction of Narrated Space in Chrétien's Conte du Graal
Susanne Friede
3. Perceiving the Way: Sacred Spaces and Imaginary Pilgrimage in the Vulgate Cycle Queste del Saint Graal and Thomas Malory's 'Tale of the Sankgreal'
Martha Claire Baldon
4. Affirming Absence and Embracing Nothing: on the Paradoxical Place of Heterosexual Sex in Medieval French Verse Romance
Charlie Samuelson
5. Spaces of Remorse: Penitential Allusions in Iwein
Sarah Bowden
6. The Spatial Narratives of Salvation and Damnation in Wigalois and the Prose Lancelot
Andreas Hammer
7. 'Fantoum and Fayryȝe': Visions of the End of Arthurian Britain
Victoria Flood
8. The Tomb of the Kings: Imperial Space in Arthur's Camelot
Cory James Rushton

MEGAN G. LEITCH is is Reader in English Literature at Cardiff University, Wales.

K. S. WHETTER is Professor of English at Acadia University, Nova Scotia.

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Title Details

210 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

Series: Arthurian Literature

Imprint: D.S.Brewer