By Monica L. Wright
Enide’s tattered gown and Erec’s remarkable coronation gown; Yvain’s nudity within the woodland, which prevents maidens who be aware of him good clothed from determining him; Lanval’s fairy-lady parading approximately within the Arthurian court docket, scantily dressed, for all to watch: simply why is garments so vital in twelfth-century French romance? This interdisciplinary e-book explores how writers of this period used garments as a signifier with a number of meanings for lots of narrative reasons. garments figured prominently in twelfth-century France, the place unique materials and furs got here to outline a social elite. Monica Wright exhibits that representations of garments will not be mere elaborations to the textual content; they assist shape the textual weave of the romances during which they seem. This e-book is set how those descriptions are built, what they suggest, and the way garments turns into an energetic a part of romance composition—the ways that writers use it to advance and intricate personality, to develop or stall the plot, and to constitution the narrative generally.
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Weaving Narrative: Clothing in Twelfth-Century French Romance (Penn State Romance Studies) by Monica L. Wright