Arthurian Literature XXVII

November 2010
212 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Arthurian Literature
ISBN: 9781843842583
Format: Hardback
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Arthurian Literature XXVII

Edited by Elizabeth Archibald, David F. Johnson

Arthurian Literature has established its position as the home for a great diversity of new research into Arthurian matters. Delivers some fascinating material across genres, periods, and theoretical issues. TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT
The influence and significance of the legend of Arthur are fully demonstrated by the subject matter and time-span of articles here. Topics range from early Celtic sources and analogues of Arthurian plots to popular interest in King Arthur in sixteenth-century London, from the thirteenth-century French prose Mort Artu to Tennyson's Idylls of the King. It includes discussion of shapeshifters and loathly ladies, attitudes to treason, royal deaths and funerals in the fifteenth century and the nineteenth, late medieval Scottish politics and early modern chivalry.

Elizabeth Archibald is Professor of English, University of Durhaml; Professor David F. Johnson teaches in the English Department, Florida State University, Tallahassee.

Contributors: Aisling Byrne, Emma Campbell, P.J.C. Field, Kenneth Hodges, Megan Leitch, Andrew Lynch, Sue Niebrzydowski, Karen Robinson.

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Table of Contents

General Editors' Foreword - Elizabeth Archibald and David F. Johnson
Commemoration in La Mort le roi Artu - Emma Campbell
'..."if indeed I go"': Arthur's Uncertain End in Malory and Tennyson - Andrew Lynch
The Intruder at the Feast: Negotiating Boundaries in Medieval Insular Romance - Aisling Byrne
What Women Really Want: The Genesis of Chaucer's Wife of Bath's Tale - Peter J.C. Field
Monstrous Appetite and Belly-Laughs: A Reconsideration of the Humour in The Weddyng of Syr Gawen and Dame Ragnell - Adam Hansen, Reviews Editor
Speaking [of] Treason in Malory's Morte Darthur - Megan G. Leitch
Lancelot of the Laik: A Scottish Mirror for Princes - Karen Robinson
Prince Arthur's Archers: Innovative Nostalgia in Early Modern Popular Chivalry - Kenneth Hodges


A well-edited volume, this collection offers thought-provoking material for both specialists and those only generally acquainted with Arthuriana. TLS

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