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“And much more I am soryat for my good knyghts”

Fainting, Homosociality, and Elite Male Culture in Middle English Romance

Rachel E. Moss

for establishing the group’s social power, a conclusion that resonated with my reading of medieval romance. It is key that Kiesling writes about elite men, since a homosocial environment is rarely exclusive on solely gendered grounds. Modern American

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Arnold Wesker’s Rewriting of Shylock in The Merchant (1976) with a Purpose

Thomas Luk

converted to Christianity, whereas the male Jew usually perpetuated the crime and was unrepentant, as in the case of Shylock. This notion of an interracial relationship, predicated on the rescue of a Christian male, engrained since medieval romances

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String Theory and ‘The Man of Law’s Tale’

Where Is Constancy?

William A. Quinn

Green, this interception of the true message exemplifies the inherent danger of letters because ‘of their semantic profligacy … letters often miscarry in medieval romance’, in A Crisis of Truth (Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999

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Contemporary Girlhood and Anne Boleyn in Young Adult Fiction

Stephanie Russo

that stretches back to medieval romance, but, as Anne & Henry demonstrates, she may as well be writing about twenty-first-century girlhood. For Ius's Anne, as with the historical Anne Boleyn, sexuality is power, but it is also weakness. If Anne's rise

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Objectification, Empowerment, and the Male Gaze in the Lanval Corpus

Elizabeth S. Leet

, 201–262. 19 A. C. Spearing, “Marie de France and Her Middle English Adapters,” Studies in the Age of Chaucer 12 (1990): 118. 20 Myra Seaman, “Thomas Chestre’s Sir Launfal and the Englishing of Medieval Romance,” Medieval Perspectives 15 (2000): 106

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From Villainous Letch and Sinful Outcast, to “Especially Beloved of God”

Complicating the Medieval Leper through Gender and Social Status

Christina Welch and Rohan Brown

stews.” 22 This notion was represented in vernacular culture in characters such as the sex-crazed lepers in Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida 23 and the lepers in the medieval romance Tristan and Isolde , who suggest that the adulterous Isolde be

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Shakespeare’s Orientalism Revisited

A Postcolonial Study of the Appropriation of Arabic/Islamic Allusions and Matters in the Bard’s Oeuvre

Mahmoud F. Al-Shetawi

with religious sentiments reminiscent of medieval romances and Crusades propaganda: ‘the sepulchre of Christ’, ‘blessed cross’, ‘the holy fields’, ‘blessed feet’, ‘nail'd’ and other expressions. Perhaps the king wants to be associated with King Richard

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The Gallic Singularity

The Medieval and Early Modern Origins

Tracy Adams

customary law, where the paradox appears in customs related to inheritance and guardianship. 8 From customary law, I turn to the early medieval romance, reading Lancelot's deference to Guinevere as a staging of the paradox as part of a discussion of how to