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On Arthurian Women: Essays in Memory of Maureen Fries

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A collection of critical essays on female characters in Arthurian literature and biographical essays on women Arthurian scholars. Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and Fiona Tolhurst, literary inheritors of the feminist Arthurian legacy, these essays pay tribute to Maureen Fries, who played a ground-breaking role in re-examining traditional perceptions of the stories of King Arthur and his court as well as preconceptions about women scholars.

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A collection of critical essays on female characters in Arthurian literature and biographical essays on women Arthurian scholars. Edited by Bonnie Wheeler and Fiona Tolhurst, literary inheritors of the feminist Arthurian legacy, these essays pay tribute to Maureen Fries, who played a ground-breaking role in re-examining traditional perceptions of the stories of King Arthur and his court as well as preconceptions about women scholars.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780965187718
  • Publisher: Scriptorium Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/2001
  • Pages: 430

Table of Contents

Maureen Fries: Arthurienne Extraordinaire ( Bonnie Wheeler and Fiona Tolhurst ) Part I. ON ARTHURIAN WOMEN Guenevere Guenevere's tears in the alliterative Morte Arthure : doubly wife, doubly mother, doubly damned ( Rebecca S. Beal ) Malory's Guenevere : a 'trew lover' ( Beverly Kennedy ) Malory's Guenevere : 'A woman who had grown a soul' ( Edward Donald Kennedy ) Elaines Gilding the lily (maid) : Elaine of Astolat ( James Noble ) Malory's other(ed) Elaine ( Elizabeth S. Sklar ) Sorceresses Elemental goddesses : Nymue, the chief Lady of the Lake, and her sisters ( Sue Ellen Holbrook From Niniane to Nimüe : demonizing the Lady of the Lake ( Anne Berthelot ) Arthur's sisters Morgan le Fay at Hautdesert ( Michael W. Twomey ) The hag of Castle Hautdesert : the celtic Sheela-na-gig and the Auncian in Sir Gawain and the green knight ( Lorraine Kochanske Stock ) Malory's Morgause ( Dorsey Armstrong ) The Arthurian Lady Arthurian wonder women : the tread of Olwen ( Jo Goyne ) Chrétien's Enide : heroine or female hero? ( Margaret Jewett Burland ) Belcane : other as another in Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival ( Susann T. Samples ) Arthurian bad girls? The beaten path : Lancelot's amorous adventure at the fountain in Le chevalier de la Charette ( Ellen L. Friedrich ) Lyonet, Lunete, and Laudine : carnivalesque Arthurian women ( Melanie McGarrahan Gibson ) A bad girl will love you to death : excessive love in the Stanzaic Morte Arthur and Malory ( Janet Knepper ) Mallory's Lancelot and the Lady Huntress ( Maud McInerney Merlin's mother in the Chronicles ( Charlotte A. T. Wulf ) The modern gaze Hard(l)y Tristan ( Donald L. Hoffman ) 'No - I am out - I am out of my tower and my wits' : the Lady of Shalott in A.S. Byatt's Possession ( Kathleen Coyne Kelly ) Women illustrators of the Arthurian legends ( Alan Lupack ) A note on Maureen Fries, Morgan le Fay, and Ugo Falena's 1911 film Tristano e Isotta ( Kevin J. Harty Part II. ON WOMEN ARTHURIANS The 'Mabinogion' and Lady Charlotte Guest (1812-1895) ( Rachel Bromwich ) Jessie Laidlay Weston (1850-1928) ( Norris J. Lacy ) The Loomis ladies : Gertrude Schoepperle Loomis (1882-1921), Laura Hibbard Loomis (1883-1960), Dorothy Bethurum Loomis (1897-1987) ( Henry Hall Peyton III ) The quickening force : Vida Dutton Scudder (1861-1914) and Malory's Le Morte Darthur ( Sue Ellen Holbrook ) The girl from Cumbria : a tribute to Rachel Bromwich ( Chris Grooms ) Helaine Newstead : 'a giant in her field' ( Sigmund Eisner ) How I became (and continue to be) an Arthurian woman scholar ( Elspeth Kennedy ) From Holocaust survivor to Arthurian scholar ( Fanni Bogdanow Valerie Lagorio ( Martin B. Schichtman ) Maureen Fries : teacher, scholar, friend ( Donald L. Hoffman ) Published Works: Maureen Fries

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