Arthurian Literature XXXVIII
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256 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

3 b/w

Series: Arthurian Literature

Series Vol. Number: 38

Imprint: D.S.Brewer

Arthurian Literature XXXVIII

Edited by Kevin S Whetter and Megan G Leitch

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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

This issue offers stimulating studies of a wide range of Arthurian texts and authors, from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century, among which is the first winner of the Derek Brewer Essay Prize, awarded to a fascinating exploration of Ragnelle's strangeness in The Weddyng of Syr Gawen and Dame Ragnelle. It includes an exploration of Irish and Welsh cognates and possible sources for Merlin; Bakhtinian analysis of Geoffrey of Monmouth's playful discourse; and an account of the transmission of Geoffrey's text into Old Icelandic. In the Middle English tradition, there is an investigation of material Arthuriana in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, followed by explorations of shame in Malory's Morte Darthur. The post-medieval articles see one paper devoted to the paratexts of sixteenth-century French Arthurian publishers; one to eighteenth-century Arthuriana; and one to a range of nineteenth-century rewritings of the virginity of Galahad and Percival's Sister. Two Notes close this volume: one on Geoffrey's Vita Merlini and a possible Irish source, and one on a likely source for Malory's linking of Trystram with the Book of Hunting and Hawking in an early form of The Book of St Albans.
1. Animals at the Feast: Strange Strangers and Courtly Power in The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle - C. M. Palmer
2. The Kindred of a Boy without a Father: Merlin's British Forebears and Irish Cousins -John Carey
3. Geoffrey of Monmouth's Subtle Subversion: Active Double-Voiced Discourse in the Historia regum Britanniae - Vanessa K. Iacocca
4. 'Cornwall, up in the North': Geography and Place Names in the Source of the Old Icelandic Brut - Hélène Tétrel
5. Enacting Arthurianism in the Order of the Garter and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' - Matt Clancy
6. Deviants and Dissenters: Theorizing Shame and Punishment in Malory's Morte - Richard Sévère
7. Loyalty and Worshyp in Conflict in Malory's Lancelot - Manabu Agari
8. Emotional Inheritance in Malory's Morte Darthur: Shame and the Lott-Pellinore Feud - Karen Cherewatuk
9. Navigating and Indexing Arthurian Romance in Benoît Rigaud's Edition of Lancelot du Lake (1591) - Jane H. M. Taylor and Leah Tether
10. 'A great many strange puppets': Queen Caroline, Merlin's Cave, and Symbolic Arthurianism in the Age of Reason - Amy Louise Blaney
11. 'How Galahad Regained his Virginity: Dead Women, Catholicism, and the Grail in Nineteenth-Century British Poetry' - Kenneth Hodges
12. 'Merlin's Woodland House: Irish Cosmology in the Vita Merlini?' - Jennifer Lopatin and A. Joseph McMullen
13. Malory and the Book of St Albans - P. J. C. Field

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

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

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Title Details

256 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

3 b/w

Series: Arthurian Literature

Series Vol. Number: 38

Imprint: D.S.Brewer