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

Friday, June 23, 2017

Arthuriana for Summer 2017

The latest number (Vol. 27, No. 2) of Arthuriana is now available. Full details (from the publisher's website) follow. Content can also be viewed at Project MUSE (at if you have access to it.

Table of Contents

From Thebes to Camelot: Incest, Civil War, and Kin-Slaying in the Fall of Arthur’s Kingdom  
Paul Battles and Dominique Battles 3

Memories, Dreams, Shadows: Fantasy and the Reader in Susan Cooper’s The Grey King  
Jennifer Bryan 29

There and Back Again: A Malorian Wild Man’s Tale  
Laura Clark 55


The Questing Beast and the Noise of Adventure  
Adam Spellmire 73


A Dark Mirror: Death and The Cadaver Tomb in The Awntyrs off Arthure
Alexander J. Zawacki 87

Chris Bishop, Medievalist Comics and the American Century  
Richard Utz 102

Laine E. Doggett and Daniel E. O’Sullivan, eds., Founding Feminisms in Medieval Studies: Essays in Honor of E. Jane Burns
Lynn Shutters 104

Susanna Fein, ed., The Auchinleck Manuscript: New Perspectives  
Laura Ashe 105

Cecilia A. Hatt, God and the Gawain-Poet: Theology and Genre in ‘Pearl,’ ‘Cleanness,’ ‘Patience,’ and ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’  
Kevin Gustafson 108

Serina Patterson, ed., Games and Gaming in Medieval Literature  
Ryan R. Judkins 109

Jaclyn Rajsic, Erik Kooper, and Dominique Hoche, eds., The Prose ‘Brut’ and Other Late Medieval Chronicles. Books Have Their Histories: Essays in Honour of Lister M. Matheson  
Adrienne Williams Boyarin 111

Monday, May 1, 2017

May Day

Today is May 1st, May Day, and the birthday of Mordred according to tradition.

I believe he is the only character whose date of birth we know.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Arthuriana Spring 2017 Number

I was finally able to re-subscribe to Arthuriana this year. The first number for 2017 appeared recently. Contents follows. (Note, this volume is not yet available in Project MUSE.)


Table of Contents

The Servants of Chivalry? Dwarves and Porters in Malory and the Middle English Gawain Romances  
Megan G. Leitch 3

‘Ceaselessly losing our identity’: Psychic Rupture in ‘King Arthur’s Tomb’  
Rebecca Bruch King 28

Caritas Begins at Home: Virtue and Domesticity in Chrétien’s Yvain  
Rebekah M. Fowler 43

He Dreams of Dragons: Alchemical Imagery in the Medieval Dream Visions of King Arthur  
Melissa Ridley Elmes 73

*Winner of the ‘Fair Unknown’ Award*
Monster Relics: The Giant, the Archangel, and Mont-Saint-Michel in the Alliterative Morte Arthure
Christopher Lee Pipkin 95

The Round Table: News and Notes from the IAS-NAB114

Ana Sáez-Hidalgo and R.F. Yeager, eds., John Gower in England and Iberia: Manuscripts, In uences, Reception  
Kim Zarins 136

Alexander L. Kaufman, Shaun F. D. Hughes, and Dorsey Armstrong, eds., Telling Tales and Crafting Books: Essays in Honor of Thomas H. Ohlgren
Valerie B. Johnson 139

Jamie McKinstry, Middle English Romance and the Craft of Memory  
Maud Burnett McInerney 142

Joseph M. Sullivan, ed. and trans., Wigamur  
Jon Sherman 144