Unfolding in three sections, the book first focuses on the tragic love triangles in Malory’s Le Morte Darthur, and so on Rossetti’s portrayal of Guinevere and La Belle Yseult. Next, it considers the value of female mediating presences and inter-gender unity in the Grail Quest. The third set of chapters addresses Rossetti’s view of chivalric paternalism and romantic rescue. For reasons of complementation and contrast, this last section also includes an analysis of the painter-poet’s contribution to the stained glass series on the legend of Saint George and the dragon.
About the Author
José María Mesa Villar began research into Rossetti in 2004, upon receiving a grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education (within the framework of the FPU University Teacher Training Programme). He holds an MA and a European PhD in English. His articles have been published in a variety of indexed journals, and his papers have been very positively received in international conferences hosted by the universities of Dundee, Arizona, Coimbra, Porto and Oxford Brookes. He is currently a lecturer and researcher at UCAM – Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (Spain).
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