Originally published in 1996, the articles in this book are revised, expanded papers from a session at the 17th International Congress of the Arthurian Society held in 1993. The chapters cover Arthurian studies’ directions at the time, showcasing analysis of varied aspects of visual representation and relation to literary themes. Close attention to the historical context is a key feature of this work, investigating the linkage between texts and images in the Middle Ages and beyond.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. A Pictorial Synopsis of Arthurian Episodes for Jacques D’Armagnac, Duke of Nemours Susan A. Blackman 2. Text and Image: The Case of Erec et Enide Carleton W. Carroll 3. "Imagines Historiarum": Text and Image in the French Prose Lancelot Carol R. Dover 4. Seeing the Seer: Images of Merlin in the Middle Ages and Beyond Donald L. Hoffman 5. The Implied Arthur: Mass Publics and Splintered Subjects in Spenser’s Faerie Queene, Book II Elizabeth Mazzola 6. Arthurian Illuminations in Middle Dutch Manuscripts Martine Meuwese 7. The Discourse of the Figural Narrative in the Illuminated Manuscripts of Tristan (C. 1250-1475) Jacqueline Thibault Schaefer 8. The Illustrations of BN, FR. 95 and Yale 229: Prolegomena to a Comparative Analysis Alison Stones 9. Discursive Illustrations in Three Tristan Manuscripts Stephanie Cain van D’Elden 10. The "Roi Pescheor" and Iconographic Implications in the Conte Del Graal Michèle Vauthier 11. Wonders and Illuminations: Pierart Duo Tielt and the Queste Del Saint Graal Lori Walters