Academic journal article Explorations in Renaissance Culture

Albert Fields Award: In Honor of Albert W. Fields 1927-2008

Academic journal article Explorations in Renaissance Culture

Albert Fields Award: In Honor of Albert W. Fields 1927-2008

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a gentleman and a scholar who lived his personal and his academic life with integrity and grace

--Prof. Ann Dobie

2012 FIELDS AWARD WINNER

TRACY, LARISSA. '"For Our dere Ladyes sake': Bringing the Outlaw in from the Forest--Robin Hood, Marian, and Normative National Identity." Explorations in Renaissance Culture 38.1-2 (Summer & Winter 2012): 35-65.

In a broad-ranging and lengthy study of popular paradigms of Robin Hood in Loth late-medieval ana early modern works, Tracy argues that "Through Robin's devotion to, first the Virgin Mary, and then to her secularized successor, Marian, the famous outlaw is presented to late-medieval and early-modern audiences, not as a hminal and transgressive figure, but as a normative construction of national and religious identity reifying the status quo rather than subverting it" (35). "In maintaining allegiance to the king, operating within the tenets of medieval naturallaw, and showing a singular devotion to the Virgin Mary, Robin Hood [. …

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