Arthurian Studies in Honour of P.J.C. Field

Arthurian Studies in Honour of P.J.C. Field

Edited by Bonnie Wheeler

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D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

Studies range over the whole field of Arthurian literature, in Europe and North America, with special focus on Malory and Morte Darthur.
Peter Field, Professor of English at the University of Wales, Bangor, is a distinguished Arthurian scholar (and vice-president of the International Arthurian Society) whose work has focused particularly on Malory's Morte Darthur. This special interest is reflected by the contributors to this volume, but a wide variety of other Arthurian and associated material is also covered in the twenty-seven studies. The chapters range over the whole field of Arthurian vernacular texts and include new studies of early French and German texts as well as an analysis of the impact of Arthurian materials on Galician-Portuguese poetry. Many provide new insights into Malory's text and sources, and these culminate in reflections on Malory's impact on one later American reader, Mark Twain. Collectively the chapters on Malory substantiate a the claim that Malory is a keen and critical reader of his source texts, and that he is a powerful stylist.

Contributors BRIAN ALLEN, ELIZABETH ARCHIBALD, FANNI BOGDANOW, DEREK S. BREWER, GEOFFREY BROMILEY, HELEN COOPER, JANET M, COWEN, ROSALIND FIELD, LINDA GOWANS, DOUGLAS GRAY, PHILLIPA HARDMAN, AMELIA HUTCHINSON, EDWARD D. KENNEDY, ELSPETH M. KENNEDY, NORRIS J. LACY, MARGARET LOCHERBIE-CAMERON, ROGER MIDDLETON, DAVID MILLS, MALDWYN MILLS, YUJI NAKAO, SHUNICHI NOGUCHI, RALPH NORRIS, AD PUTTER, RALUCA RADULESCU, FRANCOISE LE SAUX, JANE TAYLOR, NEIL E. THOMAS, KEVIN S. WHETTER, ANDREA WILLIAMS.

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June 2004
1 black and white, 5 line illustrations
352 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Arthurian Studies
ISBN: 9781843840138
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSB, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3H, 4P
BISAC LIT012000
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Table of Contents

Foreword - Bonnie Wheeler
Professor Peter Field, An Appreciation - Margaret Locherbie-Cameron
The Grail Romances and the Old Law - Fanni Bogdanow
What did Robert de Boron really write? - Linda Gowans
On Capitalization in some Early Manuscripts of Wace's Roman de Brut - Roger Middleton
Tristan Rossignol: the development of a text - Geoffrey Bromiley
What's in a Name? Arthurian Name-Dropping in the Roman de Waldef - Rosalind Field
The Enigma of the Prose Yvain - Norris J Lacy
Dreams and Visions in the Perslesvaus - Andrea Williams
La Reine-Fée in the Roman de Perceforest: Rewriting, Rethinking - Jane H. M. Taylor
The Relationship between Text and Image in Three Manuscripts of the Estoire del Saint Graal (Lancelot Grail Cycle) - Elspeth M Kennedy ***
Wigalois and Parcival: Father and Son Roles in the German Romance of Gawain's Son - Neil E. Thomas
Reading between the Lines: a Vision of the Arthurian World reflected in Galician-Portuguese Poetry - Amelia Hutchinson
The Lost Beginning of the Jeaste of Syr Gawayne and the Collation of Bodlean Library MS Douce - Maldwyn Mills
Enide's see-through Dress - Roger Middleton
A Note on the Percy Folio Grene Knight - Douglas Gray
'False Friends' in the Works of the Gawain-Poet - Ad Putter
Place-Names in the The Awntyrs Off Arthure: corruption, conjecture, coincidence - Brian Allen
Lancelot as lover in the English tradition before Malory - Elizabeth Archibald
Malory and Middle English Verse Romance: The Case of Sir Tristram - Phillipa Hardman
Sir Thomas Malory's (French) Romance and (English) Chronicle - Edward Donald Kennedy
Romantic Self-Fashioning; Three Case Studies - David Mills
Are Further Emendations Necessary? A Note on the Definite and Indefinite Articles in the Winchester Malory - Yuji Nakao
Lucius's Exhortation in Winchester and Caxton - Ad Putter
The Historicity of Combat in Le Morte Darthur - Kevin S Whetter
Personal Weapons in Malory's Le Morte Darthur - Derek S Brewer
'now i take uppon me the adventures to seke of holy thynges': Lancelot and the Crisis of Arthurian Knighthood - Raluca Radulescu
Malory's Language of Love - Helen Cooper
P.J.C. Field's Worshipful Revision of Malory: Making Virtue of Necessity - Shunichi Noguchi
`Old Sir Thomas Malory's Enchanting Book': A Connecticut Yankee Reads Le Morte Darthur - Janet M. Cowen

Reviews

All the contributors share a common methodology: patient, meticulous, erudite study of texts and contexts. Such exemplary scholarship makes the manner, as well as the matter, of this volume a fitting tribute to the dedicatee. MEDIUM AEVUM
There is much in this collection that is exciting and innovative, offering new insights and important research across a great range of texts and traditions.. This book deserves a place on every Arthurian scholar's shelf. MEDIEVAL REVIEW

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