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The Spirit of Medieval English Popular Romance by Ad Putter
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(front cover )Longman Medieval and Renaissance Library logoThe Spirit of Medieval English Popular RomanceAd Putter and Jane Gilbert(spine)The Spirit of Medieval English Popular RomanceAd Putter and Jane GilbertLongman logo(Back cover)Longman Medieval and Renaissance LibrarySeries EditorsCharlotte Brewer, Hertford College, Oxford, and N. H. Keeble, University of StirlingLongman Medieval and Renaissance Library is a major series of critical introductions to key literary and cultural topics from Old English to the late seventeenth century. Volumes draw on original research and are sensitive to current critical concerns, but they are designed particularly to meet the needs of students and the general reader. The key feature is the breadth and variety of coverage, providing authoritative studies on a wide range of subjects from individual authors and works to genres, periods and contexts.The Spirit of Medieval English Popular RomanceAd Putter and Jane GilbertThe Middle English popular romances enjoyed a wide appeal in later medieval Britain, and even today students of medieval literature will encounter examples of the genre, such as SirOrfeo, Sir Tristrem, and Sir Launfal. This collection of twelve specially commissionedessays is designed to meet the need for a stimulating guide to the genre. Each essay introduces one popular romance, setting it in its literary and historical contexts, and develops an original interpretation that reveals the possibilities that popular romances offer for modern literary criticism. A substantial introduction by the editors discusses the production and transmission of popular romances in the Middle Ages, and considers the modern reception of popular romance and the interpretative challenges offered by new theoretical approaches. Accessible to advanced students of English, this book is also of interest to those working in the field of medieval studies, comparative literature, and popular culture.Ad Putter is Lecturer in the English Department of the University of Bristol, and also works for the Centre for Medieval Studies at Bristol. He is author of various books and articles on medieval literature, including An Introduction to the Gawain poet also published by Longman.Jane Gilbert is Lecturer in French at University College London. She is the author of several articles on medieval French and English romances.Longman logoISBNBar Code

Author Biography

Ad Putter is Lecturer in the English Department of the University of Bristol, and also works for the Centre for Medieval Studies at Bristol. He is author of various books and articles on medieval literature, including An Introduction to the Gawain poet also published by Longman. Jane Gilbert is Lecturer in French at University College London. She is the author of several articles on medieval French and English romances.
Release date NZ
May 16th, 2000
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Longman
Pages
320
Dimensions
156x234x17
ISBN-13
9780582298880
Product ID
2183386

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