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The Arthur of the English free pdf This first comprehensive treatment of Arthurian literature in the English language up until the end of the Middle Ages is now available for the first time in paperback. English people think of Arthur as their own - stamped on the landscape in scores of place-names, echoed in the names of princes even today. Yet some would say the English were the historical Arthur's bitterest enemies and usurpers of his heritage. The process by which Arthurian legends have become an important part of England's cultural heritage is traced in this book. Previous studies have concentrated on the handful of chivalric romances, which have given the impression that Arthur is a hero of romantic escapism. This study seeks to provide a more comprehensive and insightful look at the English Arthurian legends and how they evolved. It focuses primarily upon the literary aspects of Arthurian legend, but it also makes some important political and social observations.

About W. R. J. Barron

The editor, W.R.J. Barron, who is also the General Editor of the series, has published widely in the field of mediaeval English literature. He has taught at the University of Manchester and is currently Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter and Life President of the International Arthurian Society (British Branch). FLORA ALEXANDER is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Aberdeen. A regular contributor to BBIAS, she has written on various Arthurian topics as well as on Canadian fiction and the teaching of Women's Studies ROSAMUND ALLEN teaches Old and Middle English literature at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London. She has published on the medieval English mystics, on Arthurian texts, including Layamon's Brut, and on Gower. RAY BARRON was a student at St Andrews, Yale and Strasbourg, taught at Aberdeen, Manchester and Shiraz, and is currently a Senior Research Fellow of the University of Exeter, a Past President of IAS, and a Vinaver Trustee. CATHERINE BATT is Lecturer in Medieval Literature, University of Leeds. Her research includes comparative literature, and she has published on Anglo- Norman and Middle English hagiography, the Gawain-poet, Malory and Caxton. CHRIS BROOKS is Reader in Victorian Culture in the University of Exeter and Chair of the Victorian Society. He has published extensively on the history of the Gothic Revival, Victorian architecture and arts, and the literature of the period. INGA BRYDEN, Senior Lecturer in English at King Alfred's College, Winchester, will shortly publish a four-volume collection of Pre-Raphaelite writings * is finishing a book on the reinvention of the Arthurian legends in Victorian culture. DAVID BURNLEY is Chairman of the School of English at Sheffield University. He has written books on the language of Chaucer and the history of English and courtly culture, as well as material on medieval French, and English lexicology. JAMES CARLEY, a professor of English at York University, Toronto, has written extensively on Glastonbury Abbey and the Arthurian legend. He is presently completing books on the libraries of Henry VIII, and the Tudor antiquary Leland. PETER FIELD is a professor of English at the University of Wales, Bangor. He has published extensively on authors from Nennius in the ninth century to Anthony Burgess, but the focus of his interests has always been Malory. ROSALIND FIELD is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, Royal Holloway College, University of London, with research interests and numerous publications in Middle English and Anglo-Norman romance, and in Chaucer. DAVID GRIFFITH gained his doctorate from Exeter in 1991 and now teaches Old and Middle English at the University of Birmingham. His research interests are in medieval romance and late medieval art. KAREN DODDER teaches in the Department of English and Related Literature and the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York, and has written articles on medieval and Victorian Arthurian subjects. LESLEY JOHNSON, formerly Senior Lecturer in the School of English, University of Leeds, now lives and works in Frankfurt, and has published widely in the field of medieval English historiography and in feminist studies. FRANCOISE LE SAUX, graduate of the University of Wales and of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, has taught in the universities of Lausanne, Geneva and Freiburg-im-Breisgau, and is now a Lecturer at Reading University. CERIDWEN LLOYD-MORGAN has published widely in the field of Welsh Arthurian literature. She is currently Senior Assistant Archivist in the Department of Manuscripts and Records at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. MALDWYN MILLS is an Emeritus professor of English in the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Educated at University of Wales Cardiff, and Jesus College, Oxford, his chief research interests are the Middle English romances and Chaucer. GILLIAN ROGERS, a doctoral graduate of the University of Wales, is English Faculty Librarian in the University of Cambridge. Her main research interests are in the Middle English Gawain-romances and in the Percy Folio manuscript. DIANE SPEED is a Senior Lecturer in English in the University of Sydney. Her research interests include medieval romance, Biblical literature and exemplum. She is currently working on the Anglo-Latin Gesta Romanorum and Gower. CAROLE WEINBERG is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Manchester, where she teaches medieval literature. Her present area of research is medieval Arthurian literature. ELIZABETH WILLIAMS taught medieval English at the University of Leeds where she also pioneered a course in children's literature. Since early retirement in 1991 she has continued research in medieval romance, folk-tale and ballad. JOHN WITHRINGTON is currently Director of the International Office of the University of Lancaster and Honorary Lecturer in English there. He publishes on medieval and modem Arthurian literature, particularly Malory. JULIET VALE studied at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York. She is currently an independent scholar whose work focuses on medieval chivalric and courtly culture.

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Author : W. R. J. Barron
Publisher : University of Wales Press
Data Published : 28 June 2001
ISBN : 0708316832
EAN : 9780708316832
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 432 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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