Readings in Medieval English Romance

Readings in Medieval English Romance

Edited by Carol M. Meale

Hardback
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D.S.Brewer

Overview

Overview

Wide-ranging essays engaging with all aspects of medieval romance, from textual studies to historical sources.
The essays in this volume reflect the range and diversity of approach and of critical stance which have characterised romance studies in recent years. Amongst the areas of interest addressed are those of generic definition; the role of romance in relation to emergent ideas of nationalism; the complex associations between gender and genre, and between historical events and their expression in literature. Other issues explored are the transmission and reception of texts; the nature of the audiences; and the implications of critical theory for the reading of medieval romance.

Contributors: MALDWYN MILLS, J.A. BURROW, DONNA CRAWFORD, A.S.G. EDWARDS, ARLYN DIAMOND, JOCELYN WOGAN-BROWNE, JOHN J. THOMPSON, THORLAC TURVILLE-PETRE, DIANA SPEED, JOHN SCATTERGOOD, COLIN RICHMOND, CAROL M. MEALE.

Details

June 1994
246 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780859914048
Format: Hardback
D.S.Brewer
BIC DSBB
BISAC LCO003000
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Table of Contents

Introduction - Carol. M Meale
Sir Isumbras and the Styles of the Tail-rhyme Romance - Maldwyn Mills
The Uses of Incognito: Ipomadon A - John A. Burrow
'Gronyng wyth grysly wounde': Injury in Five Middle English Breton Lays - Donna Crawford
Gender, Order and Reconciliation in Sir Degrevaunt - A S G Edwards
Unhappy Endings: Failed Love/Failed Faith in Late Romances - Arlyn Diamond
'Bet...to...rede on holy seyntes lyves...': Romance and Hagiography Again - Jocelyn Wogan-Browne
The Cursor Mundi, the 'Inglis tong', and 'Romance' - John J. Thompson
Havelok and the History of the Nation - Thorlac Turville-Petre
The Construction of the Nation in Medieval English Romance - Diane Speed
The Tale of Gamelyn: The Noble Robber as Provincial Hero - John Scattergood
Thomas Malory and the Pastons - Colin Richmond
'gode men/Wiues maydnes and alle men': Romance and Its Audiences - Carol. M Meale
Index of Manuscripts
Index of Names and Titles

Reviews

A welcome addition to romance studies. STUDIES IN THE AGE OF CHAUCER

Well shows the liveliness of scholarship in this area. MEDIUM AEVUM

An admirable volume. ANGLIA

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