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Articles from Vol. 17, No. 3, 2007

A Bibliography of Modern Arthuriana (1500-2000)
ANN F. HOWEY AND STEPHEN R. REIMER, compilers, A Bibliography of Modern Arthuriana (1500-2000). Cambridge, UK: D.S. Brewer, 2006. Pp. xxix, 774. ISBN: 1843840688. $190. £125.Hot on the heels of The Arthurian Annals by Dan Nastali and Philip Boardman...
A Knight of God or the Goddess?: Rethinking Religious Syncretism in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
An analysis of the pentangle and of Morgan le Fay in SGGK suggests that the poem is neither a reaffirmation of Christianity nor a tool of conversion, but a poem of religious synthesis in which paganism and non-Christian ideologies-like the Jewish Kabbalah-are...
Bewnans Ke/The Life of St Kea: A Critical Edition with Translation
GRAHAM THOMAS and NICHOLAS WILLIAMS, ed. and trans., Bewnans Ke/The Life of St Kea: A critical edition with translation. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, in association with The National Library of Wales, 2007, Pp. lxxxviii, 488. Exeter Medieval Texts...
Discourse for the Holy Grail in Old French Romance
BEN RAMM, Discourse for the Holy Grail in Old French Romance. Cambridge, UK: D.S. Brewer, 2007. Pp. 182. ISBN: 1-84384-109-6. $85.Anyone interested in the application of psychoanalytic theory to literature, and especially Old French literature, will...
In Search of the Holy Grail: The Quest for the Middle Ages
VERONICA ORTENBERG, In Search of the Holy Grail: The Quest for the Middle Ages. London and New York: Hambledon Continuum, 2006. Pp. xv, 336. ISBN: 1-85285-383-2. $39.95.Like many university libraries, mine has some rather odd surprises squirreled away...
King Arthur's Enchantresses: Morgan and Her Sisters in Arthurian Tradition
CAROLYNE LARRINGTON, King Arthur's Enchantresses: Morgan and Her Sisters in Arthurian Tradition. London: I.B. Tauris, 2006. Pp. viii, 264. ISBN: 978-1-84511-113-7. $35. £18.99.In King Arthur's Enchantresses, Carolyne Larrington surveys representations...
Lancelot and the Lord of the Distant Isles, or, the Book of Galehaut Retold
PATRICIA TERRY and SAMUEL N. ROSENBERG with wood engravings by judith jaidinger, Lancelot and the Lord of the Distant Isles, or, The Book of Galehaut Retold. Jaffrey, NH: Godine, 2006. Pp. xvii, 226. ISBN: 978-1-56792-32-7. $26.95.This enchanting retelling...
Lanzelet/Vol. 1, Text Und ÜBersetzung. Vol. 2, Forschungsbericht Und Kommentar
ULRICH VON ZATZIKHOVEN, Lanzelet, FLORIAN KRAGL, ed. Vol. 1, Text und Übersetzung. Vol. 2, Forschungsbericht und Kommentar. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2006. Pp. xv, 1389, and CD-ROM. ISBN: 978-3-11-018936-0; 3-1-018936-4. $402.30.Likely written about...
Malory's Contemporary Audience: The Social Reading of Romance in Late Medieval England
THOMAS H. CROFTS, Malory's Contemporary Audience: The Social Reading of Romance in Late Medieval England. Arthurian Studies 66. Cambridge, UK: D.S. Brewer, 2006. Pp. xiv, 176, 3 colour plates. isbn: 1-84384-085-5. $75. £40.'The end of Malory's book,'...
Marriage, Adultery, and Inheritance in Malory's Morte DArthur
KAREN CHEREWATUK, Marriage, Adultery, and Inheritance in Malory's Morte DArthur. Arthurian Studies LXVII. Cambridge, UK: D.S. Brewer, 2006. Pp. xxvii, 149. isbn: 0261-9814. $80. £45.Karen Cherewatuk's Marriage, Adultery, and Inheritance in Malory's Morte...
Mass Market Medieval: Essays on the Middle Ages in Popular Culture
DAVID W. MARSHALL, ed. Mass Market Medieval: Essays on the Middle Ages in Popular Culture. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2007. 800-253-2187. Pp. x, 205. ISBN: 978-0-7864-2922-6. $35.Mass Market Medieval is a collection of thirteen original essays that investigate...
Mittlelter Im Film
CHRISTIAN KIENING and HEINRICH ADOLF, eds., Mittlelter im Film. Trends in Medieval Philology 6. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2006. ISBN: 978-3-11-018315-3. Pp. 462. 98. $132.The study of cinema medievalia is alive and well as this somewhat uneven volume...
Old English Heroic Poems and the Social Life of Texts
JOHN D. NILES, Old English Heroic Poems and the Social Life of Texts. Studies in the Early Middle Ages. Turnhout: Brepols, 2007. Pp. xiii, 372. ISBN: 978-2-503-52080-3. 80.Like its recently released companion volume, Old English Enigmatic Poems and the...
Postcolonial Fictions in the Roman De Perceforest: Cultural Identities and Hybridities
SYLVIA HUOT, Postcolonial Fictions in The Roman de Perceforest: Cultural Identities and Hybridities. Cambridge, UK: D.S. Brewer, 2007. Pp. 234. isbn: 1843841045. $85.While most French medievalists have likely heard of Perceforest, the multivolume, late...
Prophecy, Politics and the People in Early Modern England
TIM THORNTON, Prophecy, Politics and the People in Early Modern England. Cambridge, UK: Boydell and Brewer, 2006. Pp. ii, 269. ISBN 1-8438-3259-3. £85.In his introduction, Tim Thornton identifies the form of prophecies he will be discussing, which is...
Shrek the Third
Shrek the Third, Chris Miller, dir., Raman Hui, co-dir. Story by Andrew Adamson. Screenplay by Jeffrey Price & Peter S. Seaman, Jon Zack, and Howard Gould. Based on William Steig's Shrek! DreamWorks Animation. 2007. 92 minutes.The Shrek franchise...
The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp
RICK YANCEY, The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2005. Pp. x, 339. ISBN: 10-58234-693-3. $16.95.A perusal of young-adult Arthurian-based literature reveals time travel as the favored mode of entry to the world...
The Fortunes of King Arthur
NORRIS J. LACY, ed., The Fortunes of King Arthur. Arthurian Studies lxiv. Cambridge, UK: D.S. Brewer, 2005. Pp. xvi., 231. ISBN: 1-84384-061-8. £45, $80.The topic of this collection of thirteen essays is elastic, ranging from the 'vicissitudes' of the...
The Last Legion
The Last Legion, DOUG LEFLER, dir., An MGM/Weinstein Co./Dino De Laurentiis Production. Screenplay by Jez Butterworth. (US release) 2007.Shelved for two years, and then released earlier this Summer to tepid reviews in Canada, The Last Legion quietly...
The Law of the Lake: Malory's Sovereign Lady
Nynyve challenges preconceptions about women in romance by acting out her desires in the Morte Darthur without being forced to exist in its margins. (ASK)Recent studies of the Morte Darthur have demonstrated that Malory's female characters often act...
The Oldest Anglo-Norman Prose Brut Chronicle: An Edition and Translation
JULIA MARVIN, ed. & trans., The Oldest Anglo-Norman Prose Brut Chronicle: An Edition and Translation. Medieval Chronicles Series. Woodbridge: Boydell, 2006. Pp. x, 442. ISBN: 978-1-84383-274-4. $80.This is, quite simply, an extraordinarily useful...
The Rise of Sir Gareth and the Hermeneutics of Heraldry
Expanding on Bonnie Wheeler's study of color and alchemical practices in Malory's The Tale of Sir Gareth, this study finds that the procession of colors Sir Gareth battles draws signification from medieval heraldic, in particular, Iohannes de Bado's...