Romance Rewritten: The Evolution of Middle English Romance. A Tribute to Helen Cooper 1843845091, 9781843845096

The essays here reconsider the protean nature of Middle English romance. The contributors examine both the cultural unit

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Romance Rewritten: The Evolution of Middle English Romance. A Tribute to Helen Cooper
 1843845091, 9781843845096

Table of contents :
Frontcover
Contents
Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgements
Introduction. Middle English Romance: The Motifs and the Critics
I. Romance Disruptions
1. Medieval Romance Mischief
2. Rewriting Chivalric Encounters: Cultural Anxieties and Social
Critique in the Fourteenth Century
3. Malory’s Comedy
II. Romance and Narrative Strategies
4. Beginning with the Ending: Narrative Techniques and their
Significance in Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale
5. The Riddle of ‘Apollonius’: ‘A Bok for King Richardes Sake’
6. Malory and the Post-Vulgate Cycle
7. Towards a Gestural Lexicon of Medieval English Romance
III. Romance and Spiritual Priorities
8. Giving Freely in Sir Cleges: The Economy of Salvation and the
Gift of Romance
9. From Magic to Miracle: Reframing Chevalere Assigne
10. Lifting the Veil: Voices, Visions, and Destiny in Malory’s Morte
Darthur
IV. Late Romance
11. The Intelligence of The Court of Love
12. The Squire of Low Degree and the Penumbra of Romance
Narrative in the Early Sixteenth Century
13. Contested Chivalry: Youth at War in Walter Scott and Charlotte
M. Yonge
Works Cited
Index

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