Companion to Medieval Popular Romance (Studies in Medieval Romance, Book 10)

October 31, 2020
Companion to Medieval Popular Romance (Studies in Medieval Romance, Book 10)

Popular romance was one of the most wide-spread forms ofliterature in the middle ages, yet despite its cultural centrality,and its fundamental importance for later literary developments, thegenre has defied precise definition, its subject matter rangingfrom tales of chivalric adventure, to saintly women, and monsterswho become human. The essays in this collection seek to provide aninclusive and thorough examination of romance. They providecontexts, definitions, and explanations for the genre, particularlyin, but not limited to, an English context. Topics covered includegenre and literary classification; race and ethnicity; gender;orality and performance; the romance and young readers; metre andform; printing culture; and reception.CONTRIBUTORS: ROSALIND FIELD, RALUCA L. RADULESCU, MALDWYN MILLS,GILLIAN ROGERS, JENNIFER FELLOWS, THOMAS H. CROFTS, ROBERT ALLENROUSE, JOANNE CHARBONNEAU, DESIREE CROMWELL, AD PUTTER, KARLREICHL, PHILLIPA HARDMAN, CORY JAMES RUSHTON