Arthurian Women

Author: Thelma S. Fenster
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134817467
Release Date: 2015-12-22
Genre: Literary Criticism

Featuring three original and 14 classic essays, this volume examines literary representations of women in Arthuriana and how women artists have viewed them. The essays discuss the female characters in Arthurian legend, medieval and modern readers of the legend, modern critics and the modern women writers who have recast the Arthurian inheritance, and finally women visual artists who have used the material of the Arthurian story. All the essays concentrate interpretation on a female creator and the work. This collection contains a useful bibliography of material devoted to female characters in Arthurian literature.

The Cambridge Companion to the Arthurian Legend

Author: Elizabeth Archibald
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139827812
Release Date: 2009-09-10
Genre: Literary Criticism

For more than a thousand years, the adventures of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table have been retold across Europe. They have inspired some of the most important works of European literature, particularly in the medieval period: the romances of Chrétien de Troyes, Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Malory's Le Morte d'Arthur. In the nineteenth century, interest in the Arthurian legend revived with Tennyson, Wagner and Twain. This Companion outlines the evolution of the legend from the earliest documentary sources to Spamalot, and analyses how some of the major motifs of the legend have been passed down in both medieval and modern texts. With a map of Arthur's Britain, a chronology of key texts and a guide to further reading, this volume itself will contribute to the continuing fascination with the King and his many legends.

Lancelot and Guinevere

Author: Lori J. Walters
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317721550
Release Date: 2015-12-03
Genre: Literary Criticism

Beginning with an introduction that examines the portrayal of the characters of Lancelot and Guinevere from their origins to the present day, this collection of 16 essays-five of which appear here for the first time-puts particular emphasis on the appearance of the two characters in medieval and modern literature. Besides several studies exploring feminist concerns, the volume features articles on the representation of the lovers in medieval manuscript illuminations (18 plates focus on scenes of their first kiss and the consummation of the adultery), in film, and in other visual arts. A 200-item bibliography completes the volume.

Women in the Middle Ages A J

Author: Katharina M. Wilson
ISBN: 0313330174
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Women

Manuals of Conduct, Morals and Penance, Martyrs, Sufferers, Prisoners and Victims, Misogynistic/Feminist Topics, Debates and Theoretical Concepts, Mothers (Royal, Dynastic and Theological), Musicians, Composers and Musical Genres, Mystics and Visionary Authors, Rulers (Popes, Empresses, Queens, Noblewomen), Saintsʼ Cults, Lives: Authors and Heroines, Scholars, Humanists, Thinkers and Teachers, Sportswomen, Tradeswomen and Workers, Virgins, Warriors, Protectors and Protesters, Wives and Widows, Writers (Literary), Poets, Translators and Patrons.

On Arthurian women

Author: Maureen Fries
Publisher: Scriptorium Pr
ISBN: 0965187713
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Literary Criticism

A collection of critical essays on female characters in Arthurian literature and biographical essays on women Arthurian scholars. Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and Fiona Tolhurst, literary inheritors of the feminist Arthurian legacy, these essays pay tribute to Maureen Fries, who played a ground-breaking role in re-examining traditional perceptions of the stories of King Arthur and his court as well as preconceptions about women scholars.

Tristan and Isolde

Author: Joan T. Grimbert
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415939100
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Art

A substantial introduction traces the Tristan and Isolde legend from the twelfth century to the present, emphasizing literary versions, but also surveying the legend's sources and its appearance in the visual arts, music and film. The nineteen essays are a mix of new, new English, revised, and 'classic'. It contains an extensive bibliography.


Author: Deborah Bice
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: UOM:39015060037705
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

This compilation explores significant elements of fantasy inherent within classic and current literature for children and young adults. Selected topics are inventive as well as insightful and include semantics, medieval allusion, fairy tales, gender association, and narrative voice.


ISBN: UOM:49015003238731
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Arthurian romances

Vision and Gender in Malory s Morte Darthur

Author: Dr. Molly Martin
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
ISBN: 9781843842422
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Literary Criticism

Fresh study of the intricate roles played by gender, visibility, and the idea of romance in Malory's Morte.