Retelling Tales: Essays in Honor of Russell Peck

Retelling Tales: Essays in Honor of Russell Peck

by Thomas Hahn
     
 

Good stories are told over and over again. Each successive retelling transforms the narrative, the characters, details both minor and essential, and other elements of the story. This process of transformation is the subject of the studies in this volume, which explore the nature of narrative reshaping in specific tales - Biblical, Classical, historical, Arthurian -and…  See more details below

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Good stories are told over and over again. Each successive retelling transforms the narrative, the characters, details both minor and essential, and other elements of the story. This process of transformation is the subject of the studies in this volume, which explore the nature of narrative reshaping in specific tales - Biblical, Classical, historical, Arthurian -and between different media. Focusing in the main, but not exclusively, on the medieval period, the contributors go beyond the traditional areas of source study to examine the social, historical, religious, gender and aesthetic motivations for retelling and reshaping stories. Professor THOMAS HAHNteaches in the English Department at the University of Rochester;Dr ALAN LUPACK is Curator of the Rossell Hope Robbins Library at the University of Rochester. Contributors: DEREK BREWER, THERESA COLETTI, ALFRED DAVID, JOHN V. FLEMING, THOMAS HAHN, RONALD HERZMAN, SARAH L. HIGLEY, DAVID LYLE JEFFREY, RICHARD KAEUPER, ANNE LASKAYA, ALAN LUPACK, MONICA E. MCALPINE, CHARLES A. OWEN, EVE SALISBURY, LYNN STALEY, JAMES I. WIMSATT, ROBERT YEAGER

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780859914772
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
10/30/1997
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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