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Morgan Le Fay, Shapeshifter (Studies in Arthurian and Courtly Cultures)

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This study re-examines the appearances and absences of Morgan le Fay in early medieval through contemporary Arthurian sources, arguing that she illustrates the concerns of each era even as she continually evades and confounds social and gender expectations. Morgan's ambiguous nature transcends archetypes and limited definitions as she challenges traditional ideas of femininity, monstrousness, resistance, identity and social expectations for women and men alike.

Synopsis:

This study re-examines the appearances and absences of Morgan le Fay in early medieval through contemporary Arthurian sources, arguing that she illustrates the concerns of each era even as she continually evades and confounds social and gender expectations. Morgan's ambiguous nature transcends archetypes and limited definitions as she challenges traditional ideas of femininity, monstrousness, resistance, identity and social expectations for women and men alike.

About the Author

Jill M. Hebert is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Saint Mary, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction: To be a Shapeshifter

1. For the Healing of His Wounds? The Seeds of Ambiguity in Latin Sources

2. Sisters of the Forest: Morgan and Her Analogues in Arthurian Romance

3. Morgan in Malory

4. Morgan's Presence-in-Absence in Renaissance, Romantic, and Victorian Works

5. Imprisoned by Ideology: Modern and Fantasy Portrayals

Conclusion: Beyond Limits

Product Details

ISBN:
9781137022646
Author:
Hebert, Jill M.
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
European/English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

» History and Social Science » Western Civilization » Medieval
» History and Social Science » World History » Medieval and Renaissance
» Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
» Science and Mathematics » Biology » General

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This study re-examines the appearances and absences of Morgan le Fay in early medieval through contemporary Arthurian sources, arguing that she illustrates the concerns of each era even as she continually evades and confounds social and gender expectations. Morgan's ambiguous nature transcends archetypes and limited definitions as she challenges traditional ideas of femininity, monstrousness, resistance, identity and social expectations for women and men alike.
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