Francis Cairns Publications

ARCA Classical and Medieval Texts, Papers and Monographs ISSN 0309-5541

Court and Poet. Selected Proceedings. Third Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society

G.S. Burgess (ed)

ARCA 5. ISBN 978-0-905205-06-9. Cloth, xiv+364 pp. Publ. 1981.

The International Courtly Literature Society was founded in 1973 to foster the study of all aspects of courtly literature – an interest not limited to European medievalists, although they provide one of the society's main focuses. The ICLS holds triennial international conferences, the third in Liverpool, England in 1980. Professor Glyn Burgess has edited a volume containing about one-third of the papers presented there. He opens it with the three plenary speakers, Charles Muscatine, Alan Deyermond, and John Benton, who illuminate conflicting aspects of life and literature held in tension in the productions of medieval court poets. The remaining 29 contributions represent the principal national literatures discussed at the Congress – English, French, German, Provencal and Spanish – and offer a wide variety of perspectives and approaches to courtly literature, including comparisons between literary and artistic artefacts.


[All merely list and/or briefly outline the contents of all or some of the papers]

Years Work in English Studies 62 (1981) (Papers of English interest only)

JHP 6 (1982) 159-60 (Harry F. Williams) (Papers of Hispanic interest only)

Speculum 58 (1983) 256

Bibliographical Bulletin of the International Arthurian Society 34 (1982) 104 (Papers of interest to Arthurians only)

Cahiers de civilisation médiévale 28 (1985) 96-7


Charles Muscatine: Courtly Literature and Vulgar Language

Alan Deyermond: The Interaction of Courtly and Popular Elements in Medieval Spanish Literature

John F. Benton: Collaborative Approaches to Fantasy and Reality in the Literature of Champagne

F.R.P. Akehurst: "[...] Sa place [...],son volume et[...] l'usage qui en est fait": Incantatory Value of Words in the Provencal Troubadours

Michael J. Bennett: Courtly Literature and Northwest England in the Later Middle Ages

Fanni Bogdanow: The Tradition of the Troubadour Lyrics and the Treatment of the Love Theme in Chretien de Troyes' Erec et Enide

Constance Bullock-Davies: Marie de France: A Reassessment of her Narrative Technique in the Lais

Martin Camargo: The Metamorphosis of Candace and the Earliest English Love Epistle

Marie Collins: Love, Nature and Law in the Poetry of Gower and Chaucer

Dafydd Evans: Wishfulfilment: the Social Function and Classification of Old French Romances

Luciano Formisano: Gontier de Soignies: trouvère archaïque ou archaïsant?

Peter Frenzel: Contrary Forces and Patterns of Antagonism in Minnesang

Albert Gier: Alphonse le Savant, poète lyrique et mécène des troubadours

Martin Gosman: L'élement féminin dans le Roman d'Alexandre: Olympias et Candace

Carol Falvo Heffernan: The Two Gardens of The Franklin's Tale

Tony Hunt: The Song of Songs and Courtly Literature

Margaret Jennings C.S.J.: "Heavens defend me from that Welsh Fairy" (Merry Wives of Windsor, V,5,85): the Metamorphosis of Morgain la Fee in the Romances

Mary Coker Joslin: Women Characters in the Histoire ancienne Genesis of Rogier, Chastelain de Lisle, from the Text of Paris, BN fr. 20125

Alfred Karnein: Amor est Passio - a Definition of Courtly Love?

Erik S. Kooper: Signature and Art and the Art of the Signature

Lise Lawson: La Structure du récit dans les Lais de Marie de France

Marie-Noëlle Lefay-Toury: Les masques du 'je' amoureux chez Thibaut de Champagne

John Margetts: Herrand von Wildonie: the Political Intentions of Der blôze keiser and Diu katze

Alan R. Press: The Precocious Courtesy of Geoffrey Gaimar

Jacques Ribard: Littérature et société au XIVe siècle: le ménestrel Watriquet de Couvin

V. John Scattergood: Chaucer and the French War: Sir Thopas and Melibee

Nathaniel B. Smith: Medieval and Renaissance in Catalan Courtly Literature

Robert Taylor: The Figure of Amor in the Old Provencal Narrative Allegories

Brigitte Uhde-Stahl: Raum- und Zeitstruktur in Konrads Rolandslied und Wolframs Willehalm, unter Berücksichtigung der gleichzeitigen Malerei

Marc Vuijlsteke: La langue poétique de Raimbaut d'Orange: tradition et création

Gregory J. Wilkin: "Benois soit li ieus": Points Taken and Mistaken in and on the Old French Vulgate Merlin

Charity Cannon Willard: Christine de Pizan's Cent Ballades d'Amant et de Dame: Criticism of Courtly Love