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Title The spirit of medieval English popular romance / edited by Ad Putter and Jane Gilbert.

Published New York : Pearson Education, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  823.109 SPIR    AVAILABLE
Physical description 304 pages ; 24cm.
Series Longman medieval and Renaissance library.
Longman medieval and Renaissance library.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Chapter 1 Lai le Freine: The Female Foundling and the Problem of Romance Genre / Elizabeth Archibald 39 -- Chapter 2 Lanval to Sir Launfal: A Story Becomes Popular / Myra Stokes 56 -- Chapter 3 Tale of Gamelyn: Class Warfare and the Embarrassments of Genre / T. A. Shippey 78 -- Chapter 4 Romance Hypothetical: Lordship and the Saracens in Sir Isumbras / Elizabeth Fowler 97 -- Chapter 5 Violence, Narrative and Proper Name: Sir Degare, 'The Tale of Sir Gareth of Orkney', and the Folie Tristan d'Oxford / James Simpson 122 -- Chapter 6 Loving Beasts: The Romance of William of Palerne / Arlyn Diamond 142 -- Chapter 7 Narrative Logic of Emare / Ad Putter 157 -- Chapter 8 Seege of Troye: 'ffor wham was wakened al this wo'? / Nicola F. McDonald 181 -- Chapter 9 Romance and Its Discontents in Eger and Grime / Antony J. Hasler 200 -- Chapter 10 From Beyond the Grave: Darkness at Noon in The Awntyrs off Arthure / Margaret Robson 219 -- Chapter 11 Gender, Oaths and Ambiguity in Sir Tristrem and Beroul's Roman de Tristan / Jane Gilbert 237 -- Chapter 12 Sir Orfeo: Madness and Gender / A. C. Spearing 258.
Summary "the middle English popular romances enjoyed a wide appeal in later medieval Britain and this is a collection of twelve specially commissioned essays designed to meet the need for a stimulating guide to the genre. Each chapter introduces one popular romance, setting it in its literary and historical context. The book also develops original interpretations that reveal the possibilities that popular romances offers for modern literary criticism. those interested in medieval literature. ALSO AVAILABLE IN HARDCOVER: 0-582-29880-6.
Other author Putter, Ad.
Gilbert, Jane, 1964-
Subject English literature -- Middle English, 1100-1500 -- History and criticism.
Romances, English -- History and criticism.
Popular literature -- England -- History and criticism.
Popular culture -- England -- History -- To 1500.
Tales, Medieval -- History and criticism.
ISBN 0582298806 (alk. paper)
0582298881 (paperback: alk. paper)