Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 July 2004

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719063190

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Pulp fictions of medieval England

Essays in popular romance

Nicola McDonald

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Focuses on romances which, although immensely popular in their time, have been ignored by modern scholarship
  • Demonstrates the importance of popular romance for our understanding of the complicated world of medieval England
  • Provides relevant introductory material, to render the romance accessible for a non-specialist audience
  • There is a sustained argument across the collection demonstrating that the romances invite innovative, exacting and theoretically charged analysis
  • Issues considered include the genre's aesthetic codes, political and cultural ideologies, and its historical consciousness

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