Medieval McGuffins: The Arthurian Model

@article{Lacy2015MedievalMT,
  title={Medieval McGuffins: The Arthurian Model},
  author={Norris J. Lacy},
  journal={Arthuriana},
  year={2015},
  volume={15},
  pages={53 - 64}
}
  • N. Lacy
  • Published 1 April 2015
  • Art
  • Arthuriana
In our continuing efforts to comprehend and define medieval methods of literary composition, it is critical to use, or at least consider, all the approaches available to us.1 Those approaches obviously include everything we can learn from medieval manuals of rhetoric, from authors' own commentary, and other sources contemporaneous with the texts in question. However, in many instances a modern concept, even if drawn from a non-literary context, may offer a useful key to the function of earlier… 
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