Avalon Revisited

Reworkings of the Arthurian Myth
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Contents: María José Álvarez-Faedo: Introduction - Jorge Abril-Sánchez: The Medieval Orders of Knights and their Historical Exemplary Nature of the Arthurian Myth - Francisco J. Borge: A New Arthurian Hero Born to Fail? Elements of the Arthurian Legend in Don Quixote - Héctor Blanco-Uría: Merlin and Cunqueiro, Close Family - María del Mar González-Chacón: Tóraigheach Dhiarmada agus Ghráinne (Pursuit of Diarmaid and Gráinne): Lady Gregory's (Re)Vision of the Arthurian Legend - Rubén Valdés-Miyares: Morgan's Queendom: The Other Arthurian Myth - María Isabel García-Martínez: Dux Femina Bellorum: War Also Agrees in the Feminine - María José Álvarez-Faedo: Arthurian Reminiscences in Tolkien's Trilogy: The Lord of the Rings - M. Gabriela García-Teruel: The Untold? True? Story that Inspired the Legend. On the 2004 Rendering of the Arthurian Story and its Classroom Application - Ana Isabel Expósito-Álvarez: Manuscript Illumination: A Visual Reworking of the Arthurian Legends.
This book contains a collection of essays dealing with different re-workings of the Arthurian myth. The papers trace the Arthurian myth, inquiring into its origins in Ancient Rome, and pointing out influences from the Dark Ages up to the present. Reference is made to oral tradition, visual narrative and iconic messages in manuscript illumination, the myth in medieval chivalry and the decay of the latter. Parallelisms are drawn with Christian figures and beliefs, with Irish literature and Gaelic mythology, and with novels and films. The methodological approaches and points of view show great diversity: from an inquiry into the historical sources of the myth, to comparative literature, inter-textuality, feminist criticism, analysis of cinema up to a refreshing practical classroom exercise.
Editiert von: María José Álvarez-Faedo
The Editor: María José Álvarez-Faedo is Senior Lecturer at the University of Oviedo. She lectures on Medieval, Renaissance and Restoration English Literature mainly. She coordinates a research team on Comparative Studies at the University of Oviedo. She has participated in numerous conferences in Spain and abroad, published several articles, and three books. She has also contributed to The Compendium of Renaissance Drama (forthcoming 2007) edited by Brian Corrigan.

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Autor: María José Álvarez-Faedo
ISBN-13 :: 9783039112319
ISBN: 3039112317
Erscheinungsjahr: 19.12.2006
Verlag: Lang, Peter
Gewicht: 399g
Seiten: 270
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 223x151x17 mm
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