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Arthuriana (2005) - Medieval McGuffins: The Arthurian Model




In the continuing efforts to comprehend and define medieval methods of literary composition, it is critical to use, or at least consider, all the approaches available. In many instances a modern concept, even if drawn from a non-literary context, may offer a useful key to the function of earlier texts. Here, Lacy examines the potential applicability of a cinematic phenomenon to a study of medieval narrative, and specifically to Arthurian romance.