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- The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 139.95
This study examines how the fictional works of contemporary French female authors can be read as a unique fantasy world in which the writer consciously manipulates the readers (and spectators) narrative expectations with explicit articulations of female desire. In addition, this work offers a literary and psychoanalytic reading of lesser-known... more...
- Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 26.99
The 'obese' female body has often been portrayed as the 'other' to the slender body. However, this process of 'othering', or viewing as different, has created a repressive discourse, where 'excess' has increasingly come to be studied as a 'physical abnormality' or a signifier of a 'personality defect' in contemporary Western society. This book engages... more...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 293.00
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... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 19.18
One of the earliest extant versions of the Tristan and Yseut story, Beroul's French manuscript of The Romance of Tristan dates back to the middle of the twelfth century. It recounts the legend of Tristan, nephew of King Mark of Cornwall, and the king's Irish wife Yseut, who fall passionately in love after mistakenly drinking a potion. Their illicit... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00
Literary works by Romani authors offer rare and intimate insights into the lifeworld of Europe?s largest minority. Until now, literary scholarship has largely ignored such internal perspectives on Romani life. This book attempts to close the research gap and provides a comprehensive analysis of the works of Romani authors in France, seen... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2006; US$ 38.00
This book by one of our most admired and influential medievalists offers a fundamental reconception of the person generally assumed to be the first woman writer in French, the author known as Marie de France. The Anonymous Marie de France is the first work to consider all of the writing ascribed to Marie, including her famous Lais , her 103 animal... more...
- 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...
- OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 139.99
Chrétien de Troyes's unfinished Grail story Conte du Graal generated numerous rewritings from the late 12th to the 15th centuries. This book shows how closely Chrétien's verse continuators used his narrative techniques to ask the questions about love, chivalry, religion, and violence that entered Arthurian romance in the first 'Story of the Grail'. more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 14.57
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...