A Companion to Arthurian Literature - eBook
A Companion to Arthurian Literature - eBook  -     Edited By: Helen Fulton
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Edited By: Helen Fulton
Wiley-Blackwell / 2011 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781118234303
ISBN-13: 9781118234303
Series: Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture

Publisher's Description

This Companion offers a chronological sweep of the canon ofArthurian literature - from its earliest beginnings to thecontemporary manifestations of Arthur found in film and electronicmedia. Part of the popular series, Blackwell Companions toLiterature and Culture, this expansive volume enables a fundamentalunderstanding of Arthurian literature and explores why it is stillintegral to contemporary culture.
  • Offers a comprehensive survey from the earliest to the mostrecent works
  • Features an impressive range of well-known internationalcontributors
  • Examines contemporary additions to the Arthurian canon,including film and computer games
  • Underscores an understanding of Arthurian literature asfundamental to western literary tradition

Author Bio

Helen Fulton is Professor of Medieval Literature in the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York. She has published extensively on medieval Welsh and English literatures and has related interests in language and critical theory, particularly narrative and discourse. Other books which she has edited include Medieval Celtic Literature and Society (2005) and Urban Culture in Medieval Wales (2011).

Editorial Reviews

"Even so, A Companion to Arthurian Literature is without adoubt a very useful collection of essays with up-to-date guides forreading and a bibliography that students and non-specialists willfind very handy." (Besprechungen, 1 January 2011)

"This is a volume which will be of particular use to studentsand scholars of English-though it will be equally useful, no doubt,to readers from other traditions who need a quick, but scholarlyand exhilarating, introduction largely to the English-languageArthur." (Arthuriana, 21 January 2011)

"A must for anyone interested in the many aspects of theArthurian legend, the book includes abundant references (includingto primary sources) that will serve both those approaching thismaterial for the first time and those pursuing complete knowledgeof the subject." (CHOICE, 2009)

"If the coverage is impressive, it is matched by the content....Any library that covers English literature and popular culture willfind this a very worthwhile and popular acquisition for a range ofstudent, academic and other interested readers." (Languages andLiterature, Autumn 2009)

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