Lancelot and Guinevere: A Casebook (Arthurian Characters & Themes)
By: Lori J. Walters (editor)Paperback
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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.
Preface. Introduction, Lori Walters 1. The Presentation of the Character of Lancelot: Chretien to Malory, Derek Brewer 2. Lanzelet: A Flawless Hero in a Symmetrical World, James A. Schultz 3. An Interpreter's Dilemma: Why Are There So Many Interpretatons of Chretien's Chevalier De La Charrette? Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner 4. The Figure of Lancelot in the Lancelot-Graal, Elspeth Kennedy 5. Lancelot and Guinevere in the Middle Dutch Lancelot Companion, Bart Besamusca 6. Illustrating Lancelot and Guinevere, Alison Stones 7. Unifying Makers: Lancelot and Guinevere in Modern Literature and Art, Muriel Whitaker 8. Arthurian Myth Devalued in Walker Percy's Lancelot, John Bugge 9. Lancelot's Last Metamorphosis, Jean-Marcel Paquette 10. The Character of Guinevere in the Arthurian Romances of Chretien De Troyes, Peter Noble 11. Guinevere: A Re-Appraisal , Susann Samples 12. Desire, Meaning and the Female Reader: The Problem in Chetien's Charrete, Roberta L. Krueger 13. Which Queen? Guinevere's Transvestism in the French Prose Lancelot, E. Jane Burns 14. Recovering Malory's Guinevere, Sarah J. Hill 15. The Figure of Guinevere in Modern Drama and Fiction, Elisabeth Brewer 16. Sharan Newman's Guinevere Trilogy, Sarold J. Herman.
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