To me, methought, who waited with a crowd,
There came a bark that, blowing forward, bore
King Arthur, like a modern gentleman
Of stateliest port; and all the people cried,
"Arthur is come again: he cannot die."

"Morte d'Arthur" (1842)
Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Arthurian Studies from Blackwell

Some bits and pieces of interest:

A Companion to Medieval Poetry
Edited by Corinne Saunders
ISBN: 978-1-4051-5963-0
704 pages
April 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
US $209.95

Part II Middle English Poetry.


9 The World of Medieval England: From the Norman Conquest to the Fourteenth Century (Conor McCarthy).

10 Middle English Language and Poetry (Simon Horobin).

11 Middle English Manuscripts and Readers (Ralph Hanna).

Genres and Modes.

12 Legendary History and Chronicle: La3amon’s Brut and the Chronicle Tradition (Lucy Perry).

16 Popular Romance (Nancy Mason Bradbury).

17 Arthurian and Courtly Romance (Rosalind Field).

18 Alliterative Poetry: Religion and Morality (John Scattergood).

19 Alliterative Poetry and Politics (John Scattergood).

Poets and Poems.

20 The Poet of Pearl, Cleanness and Patience (A. V. C. Schmidt).

21 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Tony Davenport).

22 Langland's Piers Plowman (Lawrence Warner).

25 Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales (Corinne Saunders).

Part III Post-Chaucerian and Fifteenth-Century Poetry.


27 England in the Long Fifteenth Century (Matthew Woodcock).

28 Poetic Language in the Fifteenth Century (A. S. G. Edwards).

29 Manuscript and Print: Books, Readers and Writers (Julia Boffey).

Epilogue: Afterlives of Medieval English Poetry (Corinne Saunders).

Edited by Peter Brown
ISBN: 978-1-4051-9552-2
688 pages
November 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
US $54.95

PART II The Production and Reception of Texts 91

6. Manuscripts and Readers 93
A. S. G. Edwards

7. From Manuscript to Modern Text 107
Julia Boffey

8. Translation and Society 123
Catherine Batt

PART III Language and Literature 141

9. The Languages of Medieval Britain 143
Laura Wright

PART IV Encounters with Other Cultures 197

12. England and France 199
Ardis Butterfield

PART V Special Themes 271

16. War and Chivalry 273
Richard W. Kaeuper and Montgomery Bohna

17. Literature and Law 292
Richard Firth Green

18. Images 307
Peter Brown

19. Love 322
Barry Windeatt

PART VI Genres 339

20. Middle English Romance 341
Thomas Hahn and Dana M. Symons

21. Writing Nation: Shaping Identity in Medieval Historical Narratives 358
Raluca L. Radulescu

PART VII Readings 489

33. Subjectivity and Ideology in the Canterbury Tales 554
Mark Miller

37. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight 619
Kevin Gustafson

38. Blood and Love in Malory's Morte Darthur 634
Catherine La Farge

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