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The Faerie Queene and Middle English Romance: The Matter of Just Memory

Andrew King

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187226
eISBN:
9780191674662
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187226.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Scholarship on Middle English romance has done little to access the textual and bibliographical continuity of this remarkable literary tradition into the 16th century and its impact on Elizabethan ... More


Malory's Le Morte Darthur: Remembering Native Romance

Andrew King

in The Faerie Queene and Middle English Romance: The Matter of Just Memory

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187226
eISBN:
9780191674662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187226.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter aims to establish the nativeness of Le Morte D'arthur, first by considering Malory's use of native romance sources, and then by looking at how continental sources were influenced by his ... More


Cavaliers, Puritans, and Rogues: English Prose Fiction from 1485 to 1700

Patrick Parrinder

in Nation & Novel: The English Novel from its Origins to the Present Day

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199264858
eISBN:
9780191698989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264858.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Prose fiction came in late in European literature. Before the Elizabethan period, original short stories and romance narratives consisted of just prose fiction. The prose fiction works of Malory, ... More


The May

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0023
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Around the year 1240, the reforming bishop of Lincoln, Robert Grosseteste, complained to his archdeacons of priests who demeaned themselves by joining ‘games which they call the bringing-in of May’. ... More


Late-Medieval Prison Writing and the Politics of Autobiography

Joanna Summers

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271290
eISBN:
9780191709586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271290.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy has long been taken as one of the seminal works of the Middle Ages, yet despite the study of many aspects of the Consolation's influence, the legacy of the figure ... More


Epilogue

JOANNA SUMMERS

in Late-Medieval Prison Writing and the Politics of Autobiography

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199271290
eISBN:
9780191709586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271290.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This Epilogue begins with a discussion of Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur. Although much studied, Malory's self-presentation is rarely considered in itself, no doubt because autobiographical concerns ... More


Romancing Treason: The Literature of the Wars of Roses

Megan Leitch

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198724599
eISBN:
9780191792205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724599.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Folk Literature

This book addresses the scope and significance of the secular literary culture of the Wars of the Roses, and especially of its distinctive prose romances. The book argues that the pervasive textual ... More


‘Something which every boy can learn’: accessible knightly masculinities in children’s Arthuriana, 1903–11

Elly McCausland

in Martial Masculinities: Experiencing and Imagining the Military in the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781526135629
eISBN:
9781526150349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526135636.00018
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter explores the ways in which British and American adaptations of Thomas Malory’s Morte Darthur for child readers during the early twentieth century sought to redefine chivalric masculinity ... More


Keats’s Quest: Medievalism, Romance, and the Scottish Tour

Katie Garner

in John Keats and Romantic Scotland

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
April 2022
ISBN:
9780198858577
eISBN:
9780191890734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198858577.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter investigates the influence of Keats’s knowledge of medieval romance on his travels in Scotland in 1818. Tracing allusions to Spenser’s Faerie Queene and the Arthurian legend in his tour ... More


‘He was but a Yong Man’: Age, Kingship, and Arthur

Kate McClune

in Premodern Scotland: Literature and Governance 1420-1587

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198787525
eISBN:
9780191829635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787525.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter analyses the presentation of the figure of King Arthur in a selection of Scots chronicles and romances. It considers Scots ambivalence towards the figure of Arthur, and examines this ... More


Introduction

Megan G. Leitch

in Romancing Treason: The Literature of the Wars of Roses

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198724599
eISBN:
9780191792205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724599.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Folk Literature

This introductory chapter establishes the idea of a literature of the Wars of the Roses by analysing the differing ethical and aesthetic emphases of English literature from the late fourteenth to the ... More


Speaking (of) Treason in Malory’s Morte Darthur: Fifteenth-Century Insular Romance and Chronicle

Megan G. Leitch

in Romancing Treason: The Literature of the Wars of Roses

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198724599
eISBN:
9780191792205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724599.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter both examines the way in which Malory’s Morte Darthur employs a narrowed and emphatic lexicon of treason that affects the understanding of the text in itself, and demonstrates the degree ... More


Thinking Twice about Treason in Caxton’s Prose Romances: Proper Chivalric Conduct and the English Printing Press

Megan G. Leitch

in Romancing Treason: The Literature of the Wars of Roses

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198724599
eISBN:
9780191792205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724599.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Folk Literature

While the continental influences on Caxton’s prints have been well documented, scant attention has been paid to the English resonance of Caxton’s own translated romances; this chapter reads these ... More


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