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Middle English Romance: Tradition, Genre, Manuscripts, and Prints

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/9780198187226.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines Middle English romance as a native tradition. It also discusses the history of the readership of native romance and its importance for judging Spenser's strategy in ... More


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


The Organisation of Multilingual Miscellanies: The Contrasting Fortunes of Middle English Lyrics and Romances

Ad Putter

in Insular Books: Vernacular manuscript miscellanies in late medieval Britain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780197265833
eISBN:
9780191771996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265833.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the use of multiple languages, and particularly the co-existence of English and French items, in one and the same codex, focusing on miscellanies from the 13th to the 15th ... More


A polemical introduction

Nicola McDonald

in Pulp Fictions of Medieval England: Essays in Popular Romance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063183
eISBN:
9781781700563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063183.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

The purpose of this book is to demonstrate that popular romance not only merits and rewards serious critical attention, but that we ignore it to the detriment of our understanding of the complex and ... More


The Matter of Just Memory: Providential History in Middle English 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/9780198187226.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter explores the intertextuality of a selection of Middle English romances — King Horn, Havelok, Of Arthour and of Merlin, Richard Coeur de Lion Sir Brevis of Hampton, and ... More


Conclusion

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/9780198187226.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Spenser's reception of the rich and complex imaginative, historical, and political traditions involved in Middle English romance is an aspect of The Faerie Queene which has been grossly neglected. ... More


Romances

A. C. Spearing

in Textual Subjectivity: The Encoding of Subjectivity in Medieval Narratives and Lyrics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198187240
eISBN:
9780191719035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187240.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter examines the subjectivization of narrative in two Middle English romances. King Horn is largely narratorless; subjectivizing material includes statements of characters’ thought and ... More


‘The world…runne quite out of square’: Remembering/Dismembering Native Romance and National Identity in Book V

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/9780198187226.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter discusses the connection both Books II and V have with British history and the attempt to derive the national identity through the perception or recollection of history according to a ... More


Passionate, eloquent and determined: Heroines’ tales and feminine poetics: Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lecture read 12 April 2016

Helen Cooper

in British Academy Lectures, 2015-16

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780197266045
eISBN:
9780191851452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266045.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This article studies a group of romances, appearing first in French in the mid-12th century in the Roman d’Eneas, and later in Anglo-Norman and Middle English (including Ipomadon and William of ... More


A, A and B: coding same-sex union in Amis and Amiloun

Sheila Delany

in Pulp Fictions of Medieval England: Essays in Popular Romance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063183
eISBN:
9781781700563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063183.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter examines the rhyme scheme of a tantalising but little studied Middle English romance, Amis and Amiloun. The poem is composed in twelve-line stanzas, rhymed AAB AAB CCB DDB, with a ... More


Putting the pulp into fiction: the lump-child and its parents in The King of Tars

Jane Gilbert

in Pulp Fictions of Medieval England: Essays in Popular Romance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719063183
eISBN:
9781781700563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719063183.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

The central figure of the Middle English popular romance known as The King of Tars (hereafter KT) — a formless lump of flesh born instead of a child — defines a certain view of popular literature. ... More


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