Handbook of Arthurian romance: King Arthur’s court in medieval European literature–NEW eBOOK

Handbook of Arthurian romance : King Arthur’s court in medieval European literature / edited by Leah Tether and Johnny McFadyen ; in collaboration with Keith Busby and Ad Putter. Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2017].

CONTENTS: Introduction: King Arthur’s Court in Medieval European Literature ; Section I. The Context of Arthurian Romance ; Historical Context: The Middle Ages and the Code of Chivalry ; The International Arthurian Society and Arthurian Scholarship ; The Evolution of the Critical Canon ; Text-Types and Formal Features ; The Arthur-Figure ; The Manuscript Context of Arthurian Romance ; Readership and Audience ; Section II. Approaching Arthurian Romance: Theories and Key Terms ; Chronology, Anachronism and Translatio Imperii. Historiography: Fictionality vs. Factuality ; Rewriting: Translation, Continuation and Adaptation ; Intertextuality ; New Philology/Manuscript Studies ; Text and Image ; Material Studies ; The Natural World ; Gender/Queer Studies ; Orality, Literacy and Performativity of Arthurian Texts ; Medievalism ; Post-Colonial Studies ; Section III. Reading Arthurian Romances: Content, Method and Context ; Heinrich von dem Türlin’s Diu Crône: Life at the Arthurian Court ; Herr Ivan: Chivalric Values and Negotiations of Identity ; La Tavola Ritonda: Magic and the Supernatural. Chrétien de Troyes’ Lancelot, ou le Chevalier de la charrette: Courtly Love ; Sir Percyvell of Galles: A Quest for Values ; Peredur son of Efrawg: The Question of Translation and/or Adaptation ; The Roman van Walewein and Moriaen: Travelling through Landscapes and Foreign Countries ; The Iberian Post-Vulgate Cycle: Cyclicity in Translation ; Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival: Searching for the Grail ; Chrétien de Troyes’ Erec et Enide: Women in Arthurian Romance ; Merlin: Christian Ethics and the Question of Shame ; De ortu Walwanii and Historia Meriadoci: Technologies in/of Romance ; Jaufre: Genre Boundaries and Ambiguity.

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About the author

Brian Vetruba is Germanic Languages and Literatures, Comparative Literature, and European Studies Librarian at Washington University in St. Louis