Philological Quarterly

This journal covers aspects of medieval European and modern literature and culture. The articles published incorporate physical bibliography, the sociology of knowledge, the history of reading, reception studies and other fields of inquiry.

Articles from Vol. 82, No. 4, Fall

Books Received
LANGUAGE CLASSICS INCLUDING LATER LATIN Aperghis, G. G. The Seleukid Royal Economy. Cambridge U. Press, 2005. Pp. xv + 361. $90.00. Bowden, Hugh. Classical Athens and the Delphic Oracle. Cambridge U. Press, 2005. Pp. xviii + 188. $75.00...
Psychology of a King: Arthur in the Lancelot-Graal Cycle
Although king of the Arthurian universe, the figure of Arthur in much of medieval literature is a remarkably simple one. Depicted first as a powerful warlord in the Welsh and Latin traditions, he becomes a passive and often weak character in Chretien's...
The Second Tower of Babel: Ana Castillo's Borgesian Precursors in the Mixquiahuala Letters
Reading Ana Castillo's Mixquiahuala Letters with a strong understanding of its religious context and its inter-textual relationships increases one's potential to locate the numerous lines of thought anchored in its transnational literary history,...