Arthurian Literature XXIV

Arthurian Literature XXIV

The European Dimensions of Arthurian Literature

Edited by Bart Besamusca, Frank Brandsma, Keith Busby

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D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

Essays demonstrating that Arthur belonged to the whole of Europe - not just England.
The European dimensions of Arthurian literature form the focus of this special issue of Arthurian Literature, derived from sessions held at the International Conference in Utrecht (2005). It brings out in particular the supranational coherence of the Arthurian genre, and the ways in which its motifs appear throughout European literature. Questions discussed here include the function of Perceval in a variety of Arthurian romances, the character of Gauvain in the French, Dutch and English traditions, the narrator in different versions of the Prose Lancelot, and the concept of 'youth' in Scandinavian and Old French romances.

BART BESAMUSCA and FRANK BRANDSMA lecture at Utrecht University.
Contributors: BART BESAMUSCA, FRANK BRANDSMA, CORA DIETL, SARAH GORDON, LINDA GOWANS, MARJOLEIN HOGENBIRK, SUSANNE KRAMARZ-BEIN, NORRIS J. LACY, MARTINE MEUWESE, STEFANO MULA, JOSEPH M. SULLIVAN, LORI J. WALTERS.

Details

July 2007
27 black and white illustrations
216 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Arthurian Literature
ISBN: 9781843841166
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB, 1D, 2AB, 3H
BISAC LIT011000, LIT004190
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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Pan-European Approach - Bart Besamusca
Perceval on the Margins: A Pan-European Perspective - Norris J Lacy
More Bread from Stone: Gauvain as a Figure of Plenitude in the French, Dutch and English Traditions - Lori J. Walters
Artus - ein Fremdkörper in der Tristantrandition? - Cora Dietl
Dinadan Abroad: Tradition and Innovation for a Counter-Hero - Stefano Mula
Gringalet as an Epic Character - Marjolein Hogenbirk
Consumption and the Construction of Identity in Medieval European Arthurian Romance - Sarah Gordon
Lamenting or just Grumbling? Arthur's Nephew Expresses his Discontent - Linda Gowans
Youth and Older Age in the Dire Adventure of Chrétien's Yvain the Old Swedish Haerra Ivan, Hartmann's Iwein and the Middle English Ywain and GawainEnglish Ywain and Gawain - Joseph M. Sullivan
Degrees of Perceptibility: the Narrator in the French Prose Lancelot , and in its German and Dutch Translations - Frank Brandsma
Die altnorwegische Pacevals saga im Spannungsfeld ihrer Quelle und der mittelhochdeutschen und mittelenglischen Parzival-Uberlieferung - Susanne Kramaz-Bein
Crossing Borders: Text and Image in Arthurian Manuscripts - Martine Meuwese

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