Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Shaping Courtliness in Medieval France: Essays in Honor of Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner

Academic journal article Medium Aevum

Shaping Courtliness in Medieval France: Essays in Honor of Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner

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Shaping Courtliness in Medieval France: Essays in Honor of Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner, ed. Daniel E. O'Sullivan and Laurie Shepard, Gallica 28 (Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 2013). xi + 295 pp. ISBN 978-1-84384-335-1. £60.00. Sarah White's celebratory stanzas, which conclude this Festschrift, treat in turn each of the literary genres that Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner has investigated over the years, from twelfth-century romance and the songs of the trobairiff to Marie de France's lais and animal fable. The seventeen contributions that make up this volume, however, are not organized by genre but split into four sections reflecting the major axes of Bruckner's research: contextualization of the literary artefact, exploration of boundaries within narrative genres, attention to women's voices, and engagement with cultural alterity. …

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