Medieval Romance, Arthurian Literature
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258 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

Imprint: D.S.Brewer

Medieval Romance, Arthurian Literature

Essays in Honour of Elizabeth Archibald

Edited by A. S. G. Edwards

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Two crucial genres of medieval literature are studied in this outstanding collection.

The essays in this volume honour the distinguished career of Professor Elizabeth Archibald. They explore two areas that her scholarship has done so much to illuminate: medieval romance, and Arthurian literature. Several chapters examine individual romances, including Emaré, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and the Roman de Silence. Others focus on wider concerns in romances and related works in Middle English, Latin, French, German and Icelandic, from a variety of perspectives. Later chapters consider Arthurian material, with a particular emphasis on hitherto unexamined aspects of Malory's Morte Darthur. It thus, fittingly, reflects the range of linguistic and literary expertise that Professor Archibald has brought to these fields.
Elizabeth Archibald: An Appreciation
A. S. G. Edwards

Introduction: Learning, Romance and Arthurianism
Helen Cooper

1. Silence in Debate: The Intellectual Nature of the Roman de Silence
Venetia Bridges

2. From Sorceresses to Scholars: Universities and the Disenchantment of Romance
Megan G. Leitch

3. The Island of Sicily and the Matter of Britain
Aisling Byrne

4. Romance Repetitions and the Sea: Brendan, Constance, Apollonius
Helen Cooper

5. Emaré: The Story and its Telling
A. C. Spearing

6. Dark Nights of Romance: Thinking and Feeling in the Moment
Corinne Saunders

7. 'This was a sodeyn love': Ladies Fall in Love in Medieval Romance
Carolyne Larrington

8. Noise, Sound and Silence in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
Jordi Sánchez-Marti

9. 'What maner a knight ... is that semyth in so many dyvers coloures?' Armorial Colours, Quasi-Heraldry, and the Disguised Identity Motif in Sir Gowther, Ipomadon A, and Malory's Tale of Sir Gareth of Orkeney
Michael J. Huxtable

10. The Body Language of Malory's Le Morte Darthur
Barry Windeatt

11. 'Spirituall thynges': Human-Divine Encounters in Malory
Andrew Lynch

12. Malory's Morte Darthur and the Bible
E. D. Kennedy

13. Arthurian Literature in the Percy Folio Manuscript
Neil Cartlidge

14. Dutch, French and English in Caxton's Recuyell of the Historyes of Troye
Ad Putter

Bibliography of Elizabeth Archibald's Writings


Tabula Gratulatoria

A. S. G. Edwards is Honorary Professor of Medieval Manuscripts at the University of Kent at Canterbury.



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Title Details

258 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

Imprint: D.S.Brewer