Arthuriana

Arthuriana is a magazine focusing on Humanities

Articles from Vol. 21, No. 2, 2011

All Dressed Up: Revivalism and the Fashion for Arthur in Victorian Culture
This essay discusses the representation and cultural meanings of dress in relation to the Victorian medieval revival and popular fascination with the Arthurian legends. It considers the notion of 'bodying forth' the past by focusing on chivalric fashion...
Anglicising Romance: Tail-Rhyme and Genre in Medieval English Literature
RHIANNON PURDIE, Anglicising Romance: Tail-Rhyme and Genre in Medieval English Literature. Studies in Medieval Romance. Woodbridge, Suffolk: D.S. Brewer, 2008. Pp. ix + 272, 6 plates. ISBN: 978-1-8438-4162-3. $95.00.The Middle English tail-rhyme romances...
Cinematic Illuminations: The Middle Ages on Film
LAURIE A. FIKE and MARTIN B. SHICHTMAN, Cinematic Illuminations: The Middle Ages on Film. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010. Pp. xi +445. ISBN: 978-0-8018-9345-2. $60.00 (HB). $30.00 (PB).The study of cinema medievalia in general and...
Expectations of Romance: The Reception of a Genre in Medieval England
MELISSA FURROW, Expectations of Romance: The Reception of a Genre in Medieval England. Woodbridge, Suffolk: D.S. Brewer, 2009. ISBN: 978-1-84384-207-1. $95This book will surely be welcomed by many scholars of Middle English romance both for contributing...
Introduction
The five essays that comprise this special issue of Arthuriana demonstrate how fruitful the examination of Victorian culture can be to the study of the Arthurian Revival in the nineteenth century. These essays draw on a variety of sources, some of which...
Magic and the Supernatural in Medieval English Romance
CORINNE SAUNDERS, Magic and the Supernatural in Medieval English Romance. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2010. Pp. 312. ISBN: 978-1-84384-221-7. $95.Corinne Saunders' substantial new study of medieval English romances comprises two short books in one volume:...
Popular Images Derived from Tennyson's Arthurian Poems
Imagery based on Tennyson's Arthurian poems appeared frequently in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Britain and America. Because of the popularity of Tennyson's verse and the perception that he was not only a great poet but also a moral one, this...
'Recalled to Life': King Arthur's Return and the Body of the Past in Nineteenth-Century England
Nineteenth-century legends of King Arthur's survival and return demonstrate Victorian historiography's preoccupation with the body's role as an active agent of history. Victorian preoccupation with the reproduction of Arthur's body reflects a corporeally-centered...
Sacred Relics: Travelers and the Holy Grail
The Holy Grail was generally treated ahistorically in the nineteenth century, and a heterodox early Victorian inclination to associate the Arthurian legend with sacred relics in Italian and Spanish churches was soon abandoned because of fears of an encroaching...
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
TADAHIRO IKEGAMI, trans., Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Tokyo: Senshu University Press, 2009. Pp. 156. ISBN: 978-4-88125-223-9. ¥3,400.This new translation of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (SGGK) into Japanese by Professor Emeritus Ikegami is based...
The Arctic Arthur
Arthur's northern adventures are little recognized. Early hints and seventeenth-century developments led in the later 1700s to the northern Gothic Arthur of Hole, Betham, and Thelwall. More conservative was the king's nineteenth-century representation...
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...
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