Arthuriana

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Articles from Vol. 19, No. 2, 2009

Border States: Parody, Sovereignty, and Hybrid Identity in the Carl of Carlisle
The Carl of Carlisle presents complex problems of identity and sovereignty embedded in its parodic form. The romance can be seen as a border text and as such it explores hybrid national, social, and literary forms. (SP)A commonplace of the standard critical...
Hebraizing Arthurian Romance: The Originality of Melech Artus
Ascribing its narrative shaping to its Hebrew author rather than a lost source corroborates Melech Artus's genuine originality and its uniqueness in the Arthurian tradition. (PRR)Melech Artus,1 'King Arthur,' is the only surviving fragment of a medieval...
Merlin's Prophecies, Malory's Lacunae
In The Tale of King Arthur, conflict between foreknowledge and the codes of behavior characters follow generates odd gaps surrounding prophecies of the inevitable. (RK)When reading narratives which revolve around prophecy, we are always waiting for the...
Righting History: Redemptive Potential and the Written Word in Malory
The written word in Malory's Morte Darthur, in the form of tomb inscriptions and letter writing, has the power to affect redemption among the characters, author, and readers of the text. (JB)The written word carries particular potency in Malory's Morte...
Sir Thomas Malory and the Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell Reconsidered
Malory's Morte Darthur and the anonymous The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell have several sources in common and make similar use of those sources. This information supports P.J.C. Field's conclusion that Malory is also the author of The Wedding....
'The Honour of Bothe Courtes Be Nat Lyke': Cornish Resistance to Arthurian Dominance in Malory
Malory explores the strengths and weakness of Arthurian chivalry in The Book of Sir Tristram by contrasting Cornwall with Camelot. (MWA)In Malory's Morte Darthur, Arthur builds Camelot's power and influence through a series of armed conflicts against...
The Round Table
NEWSfrom the North American BranchNAB Officers 2009-2011 (for full addresses see Bibliographical Bulletin of the International Arthurian Society [bbias])President : Kevin J. Harty (La Salle University)Immediate Past President: William W. Kibler (University...