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  • A Taste for the Foreignby Ellen R. Welch

    University of Delaware 2011; US$ 74.99

    A Taste for the Foreign examines foreignness as a crucial aesthetic category for the development of prose fiction from Jacques Amyot's 1547 translation of The Ethiopian Story to Antoine Galland's early eighteenth-century version of The Thousand and One Nights. Concentrating on the most successful examples of some of the most important sub-genres of... more...

  • Le roman de Renartby Aurélie Barre

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 266.00

    This book provides a critical edition of the 'O' manuscript (beginning of the 14th century) of the Roman de Renart. It is supplemented by a varia lectio which takes into account the different readings of the most important 'branches' or short texts of the Roman de Renart. The edition includes an introduction of the work from the perspective of literary... more...

  • The Chanson d'Antiocheby Susan B. Edgington; Carol Sweetenham

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 129.95

    This is the first translation into English of the Old French Chanson d'Antioche, a text which has long intrigued historians and literary scholars. Uniquely among epic poems, it follows closely a well-documented historical event - the First Crusade - and appears to include substantial and genuine historical content. The introduction assesses the... more...

  • The Interlace Structure of the Third Part of the Prose Lancelotby Frank Brandsma

    Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 99.00

    The intricate structure and the many different narrative threads of the Prose Lancelot are here skilfully analysed, showing them to be a major new development in literary technique. more...

  • American Creolesby Martin Munro; Celia Britton

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 60.00

    This book examines the cultural, social, and historical affinities between the Francophone Caribbean and the American South, considering figures as diverse as Barack Obama, Frantz Fanon, Miles Davis, James Brown, Edouard Glissant, William Faulkner, Maryse Condé and Lafcadio Hearn. more...

  • A Perceforest Readerby Nigel Bryant

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 24.95

    Perceforest is one of the largest and certainly the most extraordinary of the late Arthurian romances, and is almost completely unknown except to a handful of scholars. But it is a work of exceptional richness and importance, and has been justly described as "an encyclopaedia of 14th-century chivalry" and "a mine of folkloric motifs". Its contents... more...

  • Thinking Through Chrétien de Troyesby Zrinka Stahuljak; Virginie Greene Sarah Kay; Sharon Kinoshita and Peggy McCracken

    Boydell & Brewer 2011; US$ 99.00

    An exciting reassessment of the works of Chrétien, making use of modern critical theory to test orthodox opinion. more...

  • The Methods of Medieval Translatorsby Raymond J. Cormier

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 179.95

    This monograph examines the medieval French translation/adaptation of Virgil’s Aeneid. The work employs Relevance Theory, second language pedagogy and hermeneutics in its analysis. more...

  • L’écriture feminine au XVIe siècle, en Franceby Annette Shahar

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2008; US$ 169.95

    The purpose of the present work is the study of the access of women to literature in sixteenth-century France, a period not considered to be conducive to the awakening of female writers. This book focuses on the different steps of personal writing and the analysis of the women’s literary work. This book contains seven color photographs and six... more...

  • Tales the Textiles Tell in the Lais of Marie de Franceby Gloria Thomas Gilmore-Hunt

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2001; US$ 159.95

    This work is unique in showing that textiles constitute a cohesive secondary signifying system throughout the Lais of Marie de France. There they function as texts-within-a-text. Etymologically, both text and textile derive from weaving. We read these textiles as complete signs that transfer meaning, as symbols whose meaning may or may not be interpreted,... more...