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Rewriting the women of Camelot : Arthurian popular fiction and feminism

Author: Ann F Howey
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2001.
Series: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy, no. 93.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text focuses on four contemporary Arthurian rewritings and six Arthurian short stories to explore the intersection of popular fiction and liberal feminist discourses in western society. It  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Adaptations
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Howey, Ann F., 1967-
Rewriting the women of Camelot.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2001
(OCoLC)606549224
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ann F Howey
ISBN: 031331604X 9780313316043
OCLC Number: 44414056
Description: xix, 137 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Definitions and Other Theoretical Issues. Popular Fiction. Feminism. Theorizing the Reader --
Ch. 2. The Medieval Legacy. The Cultural Work of Medieval Texts. The Arthurian Legacy of Medieval Texts --
Ch. 3. Images of Royal Women. Fay Sampson. Mary Stewart. Gillian Bradshaw. Marion Zimmer Bradley --
Ch. 4. Images of Magical Women. Gillian Bradshaw. Mary Stewart. Fay Sampson. Marion Zimmer Bradley --
Ch. 5. Women as Protagonists. Exceptional Heroines. Community --
Ch. 6. Narrative Techniques. Good Versus Evil. Shifting Focalization and Multiple Narrators --
Ch. 7. Rewriting Arthurian Women in Short Fiction. Symbols of Power. Redefining the Heroic. Binaries.
Series Title: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy, no. 93.
Responsibility: Ann F. Howey.

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