The Law of the Lake: Malory's Sovereign Lady

  title={The Law of the Lake: Malory's Sovereign Lady},
  author={Amy S. Kaufman},
  pages={56 - 73}
Nynyve challenges preconceptions about women in romance by acting out her desires in the Morte Darthur without being forced to exist in its margins. 
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"Wommanly Noblesse:" Female Gender Dynamics in Medieval Romance
Date of Award 2018-01-01 Degree Name Master of Arts Department English and American Literature Advisor(s) Barbara Zimbalist Abstract Exploring systemic, gendered power dynamics and inequalities forExpand
Characterization in Malory and Bonnie
Malory’s characters remain a valuable area of study, especially given their foregrounding in the Winchester manuscript. Despite the importance of character in the Morte, Malory’s characters are oftenExpand
Creating the French world of the Channel Islands in 'Note Viaer Lingo'
Although the Channel Islands seem very ‘British’, they are not part of the ‘United Kingdom’ and have a richer historical connection to France. A key aspect of this was the wide use in the islands ofExpand
Negotiating Queenship from Malory to Shakespeare
Queenship is a highly contested issue across the medieval and early modern periods, yet too often the subject is addressed as if those periods were discrete and distinct. In this thesis I assessExpand
Who’s to Blame?: Chivalric Projection and the Gender of Guilt
  • D. McCarthy
  • Art
  • International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities
  • 2019
To what extent did chivalry promote a power difference between the sexes? In romantic works of medieval English literature, knights are commonly seen to project their values onto a femaleExpand
For This Was Drawyn by a Knyght Presoner
Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur, one of the best-known medieval versions of King Arthur’s legend, was also one of the first English books put into print in 1485.2 Le Morte Darthur remainedExpand
Art, Detritus and Global Change


Gender and the Chivalric Community in Malory's Morte d'Arthur
This study reveals how Thomas Malory's approach to gender identity in his revisions of earlier Arthurian works produces a text entirely unlike others in the canon of mediaeval romance. It seeks toExpand
Reading Like a Woman in Malory's Morte Darthur
Women characters' position as involved spectators facilitates their use as readers and teachers in Morte Darthur. Malory's use of these characters to model the act of reading reflects his ownExpand
Royal Policy and Malory's Round Table
King Arthur's Round Table, as Malory portrays it in 'The Tale of King Arthur', does not exist for the disinterested promotion of chivalric virtue. It is rather an instrument of rule, through which aExpand
Merlin and the Ladies of the Lake
The figure of Merlin has in most texts a close relationship with a feminine character, either Morgue or the Lady of the Lake. While Morgue is often depicted as a negative figure, the Lady of the LakeExpand
Malory's Book of Arms: The Narrative of Combat in Le Morte Darthur
"Suche a man I myghte be" - good name, identity and narrative "Vertuous dedes" / "Tedious havoc" - the vision of combat the thematics of combat good and ill will (1) - "The Book of Sir Tristram" goodExpand
The Works of Sir Thomas Malory
The book of Sir Launcelot and Queen Guinevere the most piteous tale of the Morte Arthur Saunz Guerdon.
Companion to Middle English Romance
This companion contains original essays, with a variety of critical approaches. Several of the most widely-studied romances are discussed, and there is a particular concentration on Sir Garwain andExpand
The Seven Champions of Christendom (1596/7) Amadis de Gaule The English Romance in Time: Transforming Motifs from Geoffrey of Monmouth to the Death of Shakespeare
Introduction: 'Enter, pursued with a bear' 1. Quest and Pilgrimage: 'The adventure that God shall send me' 2. Providence and the Sea: 'No tackle, sail nor mast' 3. Magic that Doesn't Work 4. FairyExpand
Re-viewing Le Morte Darthur: Texts and Contexts, Characters and Themes.
The essays in this collection present a range of new ideas and approaches in Malory studies, looking again (as the title suggests) at several of the most debated critical points. A number of articlesExpand
Malory's "Tale of Balin" Reconsidered
THE ATTITUDE of many Malory scholars of the 1970s is summed up in Mark Lambert's observation, "After twenty years of investigating unity it is time for us to take the fruit, leave the chaff, andExpand