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Tradition and Transformation in Medieval Romance - Rosalind Field

Tradition and Transformation in Medieval Romance

By: Rosalind Field (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 2nd September 1999
ISBN: 9780859915533
Number Of Pages: 188

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From the insular romance of the twelfth century (vital to an understanding of the literary and historical context of medieval English literature) to the era of the printed book, romance challenges generic definition, audience expectation and established scholarly approaches. This third volume of papers from the regular conference on Romance in Medieval England uses a broad range of material and methodologies to illuminate the subject. Topics include the strategies and audiences of crusading romances, the deployment by Chaucer and Gower of romance theme and style, a re-evaluation of the text of Gamelyn, and the shifting generic boundaries between romance, exemplum and legal narrative. Other papers explore the transformation of traditional material on the revenant dead and the divided family from ancient literary texts to the prose romances of the sixteenth century.

Dr ROSALIND FIELD teaches in the Department of English at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Contributors: JUDITH WEISS, STEPHEN KNIGHT, NOEL JAMES MENUGE, DIANE SPEED, ELIZABETH WILLIAMS, PHILLIPA HARDMAN, ROBERT WARM, JOERG FICHTE, NANCY MASON BRADBURY, JEREMY DIMMICK, ELIZABETH ARCHIBALD, HELEN COOPER

A very strong collection of essays. MLR

Notes on Contributors
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Thomas and the Earl: Literary and Historical Contexts for the Romance of Hornp. 1
'herkeneth aright': reading Gamelyn for Text not Contextp. 15
The Wardship Romance: a new methodologyp. 29
Middle English Romance and the Gesta Romanorump. 45
Sir Amadace and the Undisenchanted Bride: the relation of the Middle English romance to the folktale tradition of 'The Grateful Dead'p. 57
The Sege of Melayne: A Fifteenth-Century Readingp. 71
Identity, Narrative and Participation: defining a context for the Middle English Charlemagne romancesp. 87
Caxton's Concept of 'Historical Romance' within the Context of the Crusades: conviction, rhetoric and sales strategyp. 101
Chaucerian Minstrelsy: Sir Thopas, Troilus and Criseyde and English metrical romancep. 115
'Redinge of Romance' in Gower's Confessio Amantisp. 125
The Ide and Olive Episode in Lord Berners's Huon of Burdeuxp. 139
The Strange History of Valentine and Orsonp. 153
Indexp. 169
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ISBN: 9780859915533
ISBN-10: 0859915530
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 2nd September 1999
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5