Routledge – 1996 – 424 pages
Series: Arthurian Characters and Themes
Featuring three original and 14 classic essays, this volume examines literary representations of women in Arthuriana and how women artists have viewed them. The essays discuss the female characters in Arthurian legend, medieval and modern readers of the legend, modern critics and the modern women writers who have recast the Arthurian inheritance, and finally women visual artists who have used the material of the Arthurian story. All the essays concentrate interpretation on a female creator and the work. This collection contains a useful bibliography of material devoted to female characters in Arthurian literature.
"A useful and interesting collection." -- Arthuriana
"Fester…has done an excellent job of selecting articles to be included in the volume, balancing studies on medieval texts with those of nineteenth- and twentieth- century works, and including articles that focus on French, German, English, and Italian literature…the volume will no doubt be a useful addition to the library of many Arthurian scholars." -- Studies in the Age of Chaucer
"Welcome addition to the rapidiliy expanding shelves os Arthurian criticism." -- Speculum