Medieval Welsh Literature and its European Contexts
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248 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

1 map and 2 b/w illus.

Series: Bristol Studies in Medieval Cultures

Series Vol. Number: 12

Imprint: D.S.Brewer

Medieval Welsh Literature and its European Contexts

Essays in Honour of Professor Helen Fulton

Edited by Victoria Flood

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Situates Celtic languages and literatures in relation to European movements, in the tradition of Helen Fulton's groundbreaking research.


Professor Helen Fulton's influential scholarship has pioneered our understanding of the links between Welsh and European medieval literature. The essays collected here pay tribute to and reflect that scholarship, by positioning Celtic languages and literatures in relation to broader European movements and conventions. They include studies of texts from medieval Wales, Ireland, and the Welsh March, alongside discussions of continental multicultural literary engagements, understood as a closely related and analogous field of enquiry. Contributors present new investigations of Welsh poetry, from the pre-Conquest poetry of the princes to late-medieval and early Tudor urban subject matters; Welsh Arthuriana and Irish epic; the literature of the Welsh March - including the writings of the Gawain-poet; and the multilingual contexts of medieval and post-medieval Europe, from the Dutch speakers of polyglot medieval Calais to the Romantic poet Shelley's probable ownership of a Welsh Bible.
Introduction: Medieval Welsh Literature and its European Contexts - Victoria Flood
1. Horseplay: Another Look at Rhieingerdd Efa - Catherine McKenna
2. Ale-wives in Welsh Poetry c. 1450-c. 1650 - Marged Haycock
3. A Forest, a Spring, and a Lion: Nature in Three Romances - Stephen Knight
4. Territorial Narrative in the Mabinogi - Daniel F. Melia
5. Making War, Love, and Porridge in the Cath Maige Tuired - Joseph Falaky Nagy
6. Locating St Brendan in Medieval Wales - Jonathan M. Wooding
7. The Lorica of Laidcenn and Early English Glossaries - Claudio Cataldi
8. A Romance of England and Wales: 'Logres' in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight - Victoria Flood
9. Female Spirituality as Spectral Presence in the Medieval Welsh March and its Writings - Liz Herbert McAvoy
10. Adam Usk's Epitaph(s): Shaping Identity in a Medieval Borderland - Catherine A. M. Clarke
11. Borders in Translation: English Resistance to Borderless Empire in Jean d'Arras's Mélusine - Jan Shaw
12. The Cely and Johnson Letters and the Languages of Calais, 1347-1558 - Ad Putter
13. Shelley's Welsh Bible - Geraint Evans
Tribute: Helen Fulton and Welsh Medieval Studies - Elaine Treharne
Bibliography of Professor Helen Fulton's Key Publications
Index
Tabula Gratulatoria

VICTORIA FLOOD is Senior Lecturer in Medieval and Early Modern Literature at the University of Birmingham.

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Title Details

248 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

1 map and 2 b/w illus.

Series: Bristol Studies in Medieval Cultures

Series Vol. Number: 12

Imprint: D.S.Brewer