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Arthurian Women: A Casebook
     

Arthurian Women: A Casebook

by Thelma S. Fenster
 
This collection gathers recent criticism focusing on female characters in Arthurian literature from the Middle Ages to the present. Touching on important characters from Morgan Le Fay and Guenevere to Laudine and Lunette, the essays discuss medieval and modern readers of the legend, as well as modern critics, writers, and artists who have engaged with the Arthurian

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This collection gathers recent criticism focusing on female characters in Arthurian literature from the Middle Ages to the present. Touching on important characters from Morgan Le Fay and Guenevere to Laudine and Lunette, the essays discuss medieval and modern readers of the legend, as well as modern critics, writers, and artists who have engaged with the Arthurian story.

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In 17 essays, most originally published in scholarly journals, women examine literary representations of women in Arthuriana and how women artists have viewed them. The topics include the female reader of Yvain, Queen Isolde and Princess Isolde in Gottfried von Strassburg, fairy godmothers and fairy lovers, Julia Margaret Cameron's photographic illustrations to Tennyson Idylls of the King, and a theory of lesbian narrative space in The Mists of Avalon. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415928892
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/29/2000
Series:
Arthurian Characters and Themes Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
424
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.86(d)

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