Women and Arthurian Literature

Women and Arthurian Literature

Author: Marion Wynne-Davies

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 031216047X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

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This is the first full-length study to explore the roles of women in Arthurian literature, from the medieval period, through the Renaissance and Victorian ages, to contemporary fiction. Covering the key Arthurian texts, such as Chaucer's Wife of Bath's Tale, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Malory's Morte Darthur, Spenser's The Faerie Queene and Tennyson's Idylls, it also investigates the less well-known works by women, Lady Charlotte Guest's Mabinogion, Julia Margaret Cameron's illustrations to Tennyson's works and, finally, the Arthurian women writers of the twentieth century, Mary Stewart, Marion Zimmer Bradley and Jane Yolen. The relationships between men and women, the Arthurian knights and ladies, are discussed to discover whether female identity was inevitably circumscribed by the romances, or whether the writing interacted with historical conditions to produce several alternative roles. Ultimately, Marion Wynne-Davies asks whether it has ever been possible for women to write Arthurian literature and so to 'seize the sword'.
Women and Arthurian Literature
Language: en
Pages: 237
Authors: Marion Wynne-Davies
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996 - Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This is the first full-length study to explore the roles of women in Arthurian literature, from the medieval period, through the Renaissance and Victorian ages, to contemporary fiction. Covering the key Arthurian texts, such as Chaucer's Wife of Bath's Tale, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Malory's Morte Darthur, Spenser's
Romantic Women Writers and Arthurian Legend
Language: en
Pages: 311
Authors: Katie Garner
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-08-30 - Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

This book reveals the breadth and depth of women’s engagements with Arthurian romance in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Tracing the variety of women’s responses to the medieval revival through Gothic literature, travel writing, scholarship, and decorative gift books, it argues that differences in the kinds of Arthurian
Women and Arthurian Literature
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Marion Wynne-Davies
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-27 - Publisher: Springer

This is the first full-length study of the role of women in Arthurian literature. It covers writing from the medieval period, the Renaissance, the Victorian age and in contemporary fiction. Covering the key Arthurian texts, such as Chaucer's Wife of Bath's Tale, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Malory's Morte
Arthurian Women
Language: en
Pages: 424
Authors: Thelma S. Fenster, Norris J. Lacy
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-22 - Publisher: Routledge

Featuring three original and 14 classic essays, this volume examines literary representations of women in Arthuriana and how women artists have viewed them. The essays discuss the female characters in Arthurian legend, medieval and modern readers of the legend, modern critics and the modern women writers who have recast the
Rewriting the Women of Camelot
Language: en
Pages: 137
Authors: Ann F. Howey
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Praeger

Focuses on four contemporary Arthurian rewritings and six Arthurian short stories to explore the intersection of popular fiction and liberal feminist discourses in Western society.