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.

King Arthur

Author: Edward Donald Kennedy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135367275
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Literary Criticism

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Lancelot and Guinevere

Author: Lori J. Walters
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317721543
Release Date: 2015-11-30
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.

Merlin

Author: Peter H. Goodrich
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135583392
Release Date: 2004-06-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Tristan and Isolde

Author: Joan T. Grimbert
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415939100
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Literary Criticism

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.

From Scythia to Camelot

Author: C. Scott Littleton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317777700
Release Date: 2013-10-23
Genre: Literary Criticism

This volume boldly proposes that the core of the Arthurian and Holy Grail traditions derived not from Celtic mythology, but rather from the folklore of the peoples of ancient Scythia (what are now the South Russian and Ukrainian steppes). Also includes 19 maps.

Gawain

Author: Keith Busby
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136783524
Release Date: 2005-11-08
Genre: Literary Criticism

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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.

The Grail

Author: Dhira B. Mahoney
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317947240
Release Date: 2014-06-23
Genre: Literary Criticism

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

King Arthur

Author: Edward Donald Kennedy
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 0815304951
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Literary Criticism

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Once and Future King

Author: T. H. White
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101657546
Release Date: 2011-11-01
Genre: Fiction

T. H. White’s masterful retelling of the saga of King Arthur is a fantasy classic as legendary as Excalibur and Camelot, and a poignant story of adventure, romance and magic that has enchanted readers for generations. Once upon a time, a young boy called “Wart” was tutored by a magician named Merlyn in preparation for a future he couldn’t possibly imagine. A future in which he would ally himself with the greatest knights, love a legendary queen and unite a country dedicated to chivalrous values. A future that would see him crowned and known for all time as Arthur, King of the Britons. During Arthur’s reign, the kingdom of Camelot was founded to cast enlightenment on the Dark Ages, while the knights of the Round Table embarked on many a noble quest. But Merlyn foresaw the treachery that awaited his liege: the forbidden love between Queen Guenever and Lancelot, the wicked plots of Arthur’s half-sister Morgause and the hatred she fostered in Mordred that would bring an end to the king’s dreams for Britain—and to the king himself. “[The Once and Future King] mingles wisdom, wonderful, laugh-out-loud humor and deep sorrow—while telling one of the great tales of the Western world.”—Guy Gavriel Kay

A History of Arthurian Scholarship

Author: Norris J. Lacy
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 9781843840695
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Art

A survey of critical attention devoted to Arthurian matters.

The Romance of Arthur

Author: Norris J. Lacy
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317341840
Release Date: 2015-07-17
Genre: Literary Criticism

The Romance of Arthur, James J. Wilhelm’s classic anthology of Arthurian literature, is an essential text for students of the medieval Romance tradition. This fully updated third edition presents a comprehensive reader, mapping the course of Arthurian literature, and is expanded to cover: key authors such as Chrétien de Troyes and Thomas of Britain, as well as Arthurian texts by women and more obscure sources for Arthurian romance extensive coverage of key themes and characters in the tradition a wide geographical range of texts including translations from Latin, French, German, Spanish, Welsh, Middle English, and Italian sources a broad chronological range of texts, encompassing nearly a thousand years of Arthurian romance. Norris J. Lacy builds on the book’s source material, presenting readers with a clear introduction to many accessible modern-spelling versions of Arthurian texts. The extracts are presented in a new reader-friendly format with detailed suggestions for further reading and illustrations of key places, figures, and scenes. The Romance of Arthur provides an excellent introduction and an extensive resource for both students and scholars of Arthurian literature.

Parzival

Author: Arthur Groos
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780815307815
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Literary Criticism

This volume in the Arthurian Characters and Themes series treats the fascinating character of Perceval, the naive and flawed but gifted youth who becomes the Grail hero in some texts and yet is eclipsed in others by Galahad. Also includes eight musical examples.

Arthurian Literature by Women

Author: Alan Lupack
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136801297
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Genre: Literary Criticism

Arthurian Literature by Women: An Anthology is a collection of Arthurian poems, stories, and plays by women, from Marie de France to the present, all of which are either significant examples of Arthurian literature or innovative interpretations of Arthurian tradition. Rather than reproducing brief selections from contemporary novels that are readily available, the volume collects and reprints works that have generally been overlooked by students of the Arthurian legend. The volume will be especially interesting to those studying or teaching Women and the Arthurian Legend or any other aspect of myth, fantasy, popular literature, or women's studies.