A Companion to Arthurian Literature

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A Companion to Arthurian Literature

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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

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This companion is a complete guide to the canon of Arthurianliterature, from its earliest beginnings to contemporarymanifestations of Arthur in film and media. Leading scholars reviewArthurian legends and their transformations across time, fromlanguage to language, text to film, medieval to modern.

Beginning with the debate about the “historical”Arthur and his Celtic origins, this volume chronicles thetransmission and reception of the legend throughout Britain andEurope. Arthurian legends from medieval to Victorian literature aresurveyed and the iconography of Arthurian themes in art isexplored. The symbolic role of Arthur in modernist literatureushers in the twentieth century, while feminist and fantasy fictionbring Arthur into post-imperial contexts. Finally, the companionhighlights the rebirth and legacy of the Arthurian legend incontemporary film and digital media.

Part of Wiley-Blackwell’s popular Companions to Literatureand Culture series, this expansive volume enables a richunderstanding of the many forms of Arthurian literature and why thelegend lives on.

About the Author:

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).

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