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Troubling Arthurian Histories

Court Culture, Performance and Scandal in Chrétien de Troyes’s Erec et Enide

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James Simpson

Contents: Postcolonial approaches to medieval literature – Arthurian literature and its sources – Kingship and charismatic authority – Court scandal in medieval literature – Cultural relations/conflict in medieval literature – Tournaments in medieval literature – Representations of marriage in medieval literature – Court ceremony in medieval literature – Court society in medieval literature – Representations of royal anger – Food and court society – Sexuality in medieval literature – Giants and monstrosity in medieval literature – Monstrosity and sexuality in medieval literature – Suicide in medieval literature – Intertextual relations in vernacular literature – Consolation in medieval literature – Burlesque in medieval literature – Queer theory and medieval literary studies.