Arthurian Literature XXX

Arthurian Literature XXX

Edited by Elizabeth Archibald, David F. Johnson

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D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

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
The richness and interdisciplinarity of the Arthurian tradition are well represented by the essays collected here, which range from early Celtic texts to twentieth-century children's books, and include discussion of Welsh, Irish, English, French and Latin material in both literary and historical contexts. Many of the articles focus on less well-known late medieval versions of the legend, a somewhat neglected area until recently: an Irish Grail narrative, the Burgundian prose Erec, the enormous prequel Perceforest, Ysaïe le Triste, Le Conte du Papegau, and Froissart's Mélyador (the last three discussed as exercises in nostalgia). Meanwhile, another chapter approaches Sir Gawain and the Green Knight from the perspective of forest ecology.
The contributions represent expanded and revised versions of selected papers given at the XXIIIrd Triennial Congress of the International Arthurian Society held in Bristol in July 2011; they include two of the plenary lectures, one on "Celtic Magic" and one on the reception of Geoffrey of Monmouth in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Elizabeth Archibald is Professor of English Studies at Durham University, and Principal of St Cuthbert's Society; David F. Johnson is Professor of English at Florida State University, Tallahassee.

Contributors: Richard Barber, Nigel Bryant, Aisling Byrne, Carol J. Chase, Siân Echard, Helen Fulton, Michael W. Twomey, Patricia Victorin.

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December 2013
187 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Arthurian Literature
ISBN: 9781843843627
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB, 1D, 2AB, 3H
BISAC LIT011000, LIT004130, LIT004120
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Table of Contents

Magic and the Supernatural in Early Welsh Arthurian Narrative: Culhwch ac Olwen and Breuddwyd Rhonabwy - Helen Fulton
How Green was the Green Knight? Forest Ecology at Hautdesert - Michael W. Twomey
Edward III's Arthurian Enthusiasms Revisited: Perceforest in the Context of Philippa of Hainault and the Round Table Feast of 1344 - Richard W Barber
Pagan Gods and the Coming of Christianity in Perceforest - Nigel Bryant
Malory's Sources for the Tale of the Sankgreal: Some Overlooked Evidence from the Irish Lorgaireacht an Tsoidigh Naomhtha - Aisling Byrne
'Transmuer de rime en prose': The Transformation of Chrétien de Troyes's Joie de la Cour episode in the Burgundian Prose Erec (1450-60) - Carol Chase
La Rétro-écriture ou l'écriture de la nostalgie dans le roman arthurien tardif: Ysaïe le Triste, Le Conte du Papegau et Mélyador de Froissart - Patricia Victorin
Remembering Brutus: Aaron Thompson's British History of 1718 - Sian Echard

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The editors have good reason to pride themselves on their wide-ranging selection of papers that provide interesting new approaches and discussions on less well-known later medieval versions of the legend. ENGLISH STUDIES

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