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Nicola McDonald

characterises the Middle English MUP_McDonald_01_Intro 19 11/18/03, 16:56 20 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 Nicola McDonald romances he edits as ‘pedestrian’ and ‘naïve’, ‘grop[ing]’ narratives that read ‘much better the first time around than … on the second or third’; at best ‘one is hard put to say much against [them]’, at worst, they exhibit ‘the wrong-headed logic often attributed to children’ (pp. 2, 5, 130, 350, 233). Derek Pearsall and I. C. Cunningham (eds), The Auchinleck Manuscript (London, 1977), p. ix; Dorothy Everett, Essays on Middle English Literature

in Pulp fictions of medieval England
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Greeks and Saracens inGuy of Warwick
Rebecca Wilcox

; the real danger here is not that the Emperor plots against him, but that the Emperor has no control over his ranks, rendering him ineffective against MUP_McDonald_11_Chap10 224 11/18/03, 17:06 Guy of Warwick 225 internal as well as external threats. The Emperor’s crime is incompetence rather than malevolence. Though Christian knights fighting with Saracens against other Christians is not unheard of in medieval history, it is uncommon in Middle English literature; in Guy’s case, I would argue, Guy’s near defection implies that the hero has been lured off course

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Suzanne Conklin Akbari

’, in Maldwyn Mills, MUP_McDonald_02_Ch1 39 11/18/03, 16:57 40 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Suzanne Conklin Akbari Jennifer Fellows, and Carol M. Meale (eds), Romance in Medieval England (Cambridge, 1991), pp. 113–31; quotations from pp. 114, 116). See also Diana T. Childress, ‘Between romance and legend: “secular hagiography” in Middle English literature’, Philological Quarterly, 57 (1978), 311–22, esp. p. 316. Childress, ‘Between romance and legend’, p. 319. Ibid., p. 320. Andrea Hopkins, The Sinful Knights: A Study of Middle English Penitential Romances

in Pulp fictions of medieval England
Thinking, feeling, making
James Paz

craft in Middle English, see Nicola Masciandaro, The voice of the hammer: the meaning of work in Middle English literature (Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2007). 15 See further Maren Clegg Hyer and Gale R. Owen-Crocker, ‘Woven works: making and using textiles’, in Maren Clegg Hyer and Gale R. Owen-Crocker (eds), The material culture of daily living in the Anglo-Saxon world (Exeter: University of Exeter Press

in Dating Beowulf
Ad Putter

English medieval romances’, in her Essays on Middle English Literature, ed. Patricia Kean (Oxford, 1955), pp. 1–22 (p. 12). The term is taken from Gérard Genette’s classic study of time in Narrative Discourse, trans. Jane E. Lewin (Oxford, 1980). Roland Barthes, S/Z, trans. Richard Miller (Oxford, 1996), p. 19. The distinction is usually attributed to Boris Tomashevski, ‘Thematics’ (1925), in Lee T. Lemon and Marion J. Reis (eds), Russian Formalist Criticism: Four Essays (Lexington, 1965), pp. 61–98. On the memorial transmission of popular romances see especially Murray

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