An Old French Trilogy

“A new translation into modern English of an important and influential set of Old French epic poems. Humorous and human, complete with love interest and combat, trickery and travel, these stories follow the fictional history of Charlemagne’s family in what is now Western Europe.”—Leslie Zarker Morgan, coeditor of Approaches to Teaching the “Song of Roland” “This … Continue reading An Old French Trilogy

Shaping Identity in Medieval French Literature

“Maps out new territory that offers an in-depth investigation of a crucial aspect of medieval literature. The notion of ‘the other within’ promises (and delivers) insight into what differentiates as well as brings together past and present concerns.”—Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner, author of Chrétien Continued: A Study of the “Conte du Graal” and Its Verse Continuations “Some … Continue reading Shaping Identity in Medieval French Literature

Boccaccio’s Fabliaux

Boccaccio’s Fabliaux: Medieval Short Stories and the Function of Reversal by Katherine A. Brown Tricky tales of the Middle Ages are the focus of Boccaccio’s Fabliaux. Katherine Brown, a specialist of medieval French and Italian literature, shows how the Fabliaux—comic tales told by wandering minstrels in medieval France—inspired the Italian writer Boccaccio to write the … Continue reading Boccaccio’s Fabliaux